Origins of the ZAGA Concept
Biomechanics of Tilted Implants
Planning for Surgery
ZAGA Classification and the Minimally Invasive Zygomatic Osteotomy
Using the ZAGA Concept to Determine the Implant Trajectory
Soft Tissue Management
Leukocyte Platelet-Rich Fibrin
The New Portfolio of Site-Specific Zygomatic Implants
Alternatives to Quad Zygoma
Evaluating Zygomatic Implant Success: The ORIS Critera
A Global ZAGA Mentor Experience
The number of edentulous patients with severe maxillary atrophy is growing. Often, these patients desire a return to normalcy without the need for extensive bone grafting or sinus elevation procedures, and zygomatic implants may be just the solution they are looking for. Dr Carlos Aparicio developed the zygoma–anatomy guided approach (ZAGA) so that individuals with diverse needs and anatomies can each benefit from patient-specific treatment. Learn the ins-and-outs of planning and placing zygomatic implants and providing good follow-up care. This comprehensive text is your first step toward confidence in placing zygomatic implants.
Dr Carlos Aparicio received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Navarra in 1978, completed his postgraduate studies in dentistry at the Univeristy of Barcelona, and became a dental laboratory technician in 1983 at the Ramon y Cajal School in Barcelona. He received his Diploma in Implant Dentistry in 1984 from the University of Gothenburg (with Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark as tutor) and was awarded a Master of Materials Science from the University of Barcelona in 1990 before receiving his Diploma in Periodontics from the University of Gothenburg in 1995. He was awarded a master’s in biomedical research from the University of Barcelona in 2010, and became a Ph.D. in medicine (summa cum laude with international mention) in 2013. Dr Aparicio has written numerous articles for international journals. In 2012, he edited the book Zygomatic Implants: The Anatomy–Guided Approach (ZAGA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in England and became an Academic at The Royal European Academy of Doctors in 2016. He is former president of the Osseointegration Foundation of the American Academy of Osseontigration. He received the Fonseca Award from the Spanish Society of Periodontics three times and was awarded the Simo Virgili Prize by the Catalonian Society of Ondonto-Stomatology twice. Today, Dr Aparicio is an International Teaching Scholar at Indiana University School of Dentistry and is honorary president of the Spanish Society of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, which he founded. His latest endeavor is founding the Zygoma ZAGA Centers Network in 2018 with the goal of spreading the ZAGA philosophy globally. Currently, he is sharing his knowledge as a senior consultant in zygomatic implants at Hepler Bone Clinic in Barcelona, Spain.