On April 2015, Dr. Michael Pikos, a world reknown implant specialist, performed a surgery to a patient that was demanding a metal-free implant for her mouth. Dr. Pikos has placed over 17.000 titanium implants throughout his career and has contributed to improve the actual implant surgical techniques including bone regenerations. Dr. Pikos was satisfied of how simple the surgery was with the CeraRoot implants. Dr. Pikos is aware of the growing interest among patients who are more concern of their health and ask for non-metal materials such as CeraRoot implants (100% ceramic).
Dr. Pikos BIO
Dr. Michael A. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the following institutions: The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, and Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, and Department of Prosthodontics, at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Case Reports in Dentistry, and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of ImplantNews Magazine.
Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.
He is a well published author who has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Implantology.
Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Implant Institute. Since 1990, he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 2700 from all 50 states and 32 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Pikos Implant Institute
2711 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684