Dr. Michael A. Pikos and Dr. Istvan Urban come together again for the most enriching Hard Tissue Grafting event of the year. This is your unique opportunity to learn under two of the world's leading experts on bone grafting, gaining their combined practical experience and clinical innovations from the same stage for two powerful days. You don't want to miss this blockbuster event!

June 25-26, 2021 | Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL


June 24, 2021 | AM & PM Hands-On Workshops


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Pikos • Urban: Clinical One on One Discussion Video

Drs. Istvan Urban and Michael A. Pikos Compare their Respective Techniques for Addressing the Nasopalatine Canal


Dr. 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, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator.


He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at 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, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is the Scientific Advisor on Implants for the Kois Center.


He is an international lecturer, well published author and CEO/Founder of the Pikos Institute (1991). Dr. Pikos has extensive experience with hard and soft tissue procedures for implant reconstruction and emphasizes interactive CT technology along with key prosthetic and biomechanical principles that dictate long term success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.

Dr. Urban received his DMD degree and subsequently his MD degree from Semmelweis University School of Medicine and Dentistry (Budapest, Hungary) in 1991 and 1996.


He completed a full time program in oral surgery at St. Istvan Hospital in Budapest, Hungary (1992-1996). He completed his internship program in Periodontics at UCLA.


After he graduated from the Fellowship Program (1999-2000) in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, he was appointed assistant professor the following year. Dr. Urban teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University.  He is licensed in the state of California (USA) and  has a private practice in Budapest, Hungary.


Dr. Urban received his PhD degree in Periodontlogy in 2012 at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He is currently an honorary professor at the University of Szeged.


Dr. Urban is a board member of the Osteology Foundation and has published scientific articles and text book chapers on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants. Recently, Dr. Urban has become an adjunct clinical associate professor at the Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine at the Univeristy of Michingan.


Dr. Urban is the author of the textbook titeled Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation published by Quintessence.



June 25, 2021

Day 1 - The Mandible

• Detailed Surgical Anatomy of the Posterior Mandible

• Biology of Bone Grafting

• Comprehensive Surgical Management of Anterior and Posterior Mandibular Horizontal and Vertical Defects

• Extraction Site Management – Grafting Protocols vs. Immediate Placement

• Soft Tissue Management of Anterior and Posterior Mandibular Horizontal and Vertical Defects

• Complications of Mandibular Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Surgery




June 24, 2021 | Dr. Pikos Workshops

Each workshop is given twice so attendees may attend both.
8am - 12pm

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation with Titanium Mesh/rhBMP-2 Particulated Bone Graft


This hands-on workshop will focus on the key principles involved for horizontal and vertical alveolar ridge augmentation. It will include the use of titanium mesh particulate grafting protocols and will feature incision design, flap management, site preparation, graft materials, growth factors, barrier membranes and soft tissue closure (suturing techniques).

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand clinical based anatomy for maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge augmentation.

2. Learn the key surgical principles for predictable alveolar ridge augmentation.

3. Understand and learn the keys to minimize complications from alveolar ridge augmentation procedures.



June 26, 2021

Day 2 - The Maxilla

• Surgical Anatomy of the Anterior and Posterior Maxilla

• Comprehensive Surgical Management of Anterior and Posterior Horizontal and Vertical Defects

• Extraction Site Management – Grafting Protocols vs. Immediate Placement

• Sinus Grafting – Lateral and Crestal Approach, Osseodensification, Grafting in the Presence of Pathology

• Soft Tissue Management of Anterior and Posterior Maxillary Horizontal and Vertical Alveolar Ridge Defects

• Complications of Maxillary Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Surgery


June 24, 2021 | Dr. Urban Workshops

Each workshop is given twice so attendees may attend both.
8am - 12pm

1:30pm - 5:30pm
Vertical Ridge Augmentation with Titanium Reinforced Membrane and Particulated Bone Graft


This hands-on section will provide an in-depth knowledge of the details of vertical ridge augmentation surgery. Flap design, graft and membrane placement, effective flap mobilization and double-layer suture will be demonstrated.


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth

2. Learn the surgical principles of ridge augmentation surgery

3. Learn the tension free closure of the flaps after vertical ridge augmentation








Pikos Institute Collaborative Master Series Presents: Pikos | Urban (18 CE Hrs)


June 25-26, 2021

Registration: $2995


Optional Limited Attendance Hands-On Sessions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 $995/each session

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“Hearing both Dr. Urban and Dr. Pikos's methods for treating the same areas was very helpful to my everyday practice. It shows there is not just one way to treat a patient, but many methods that can work, and this gave me a good background to reference when treating patients.”

Dr. Brooks A. Green


“Great new insights into some the cutting edge techniques. Love the contrast between Dr. Urban’s and Dr. Pikos' approaches.”

Dr. Jordan Zaner


“Among the best research-backed and anatomically-studied presentations that I have heard.”

Dr. David Kung


“Very informative and techniques that I will carry to my private practice.”

Dr, James Greg Anderson


“Lecture from both presenters was phenomenal. I learned a great deal I can take back and apply for my surgeries.”

Dr. Jason Baker


“Very thorough and clear coverage of amazing procedures and results!”

Dr. John Mann


“Very informative evidence-based techniques and esthetic results.”

Dr. Patrick Yoshikane


“Both speakers were very engaging and down to earth and very open with sharing their knowledge, tips, and failures.”

Dr. Michael Chan


“Excellent SYMPOSIUM! Presentations very informative, workshops instructive, hotel and food: five stars! I feel I would be ready to apply on Monday the techniques I learned, while being able to relax and decompress.  Thank you.”

Dr. Tiberiu Oancea


“I definitely recommend to all clinicians, advanced or novice.  The materials are up to date and there are so much to learn.”

Dr. Son Nguyen


“This was by far one of the best courses I have ever taken, and it shows there is not always one way to treat a patient, but knowing basic principles and following them closely can give predictable results.”

Dr. Brooks A. Green


“The information given was clinically based, well delivered.”

Dr. Ron G. Dean D.M.D.


“Excellence personified!”

Dr. Valerie Marino


"This was a great exposure to different treatment modalities and techniques to help refine my clinical skills and determine what works best in my hands."

Dr. David Wilcox


“This is an excellent way to gain current state of the art world class information to bring back home and implement into my patient care... Thank you so much!”

Dr. Andrew M. MacConnell


“Pikos education never falls short on delivering the best implant education, hands down.”

Dr. Bill Anderson


“Very well knowledgeable speakers, very experienced and very capable of transmitting it as great teachers do. I highly recommend this program for any clinician that wants to excel and be ahead of the curve.”

Dr. Francisco J. Rodriguez Mojica


“This course gave me the understanding and predictability to regenerate severely atrophied ridges with multiple options and techniques for both bone and soft tissue grafting.  Anyone that is considering regenerating bone and soft tissue for the purpose of placing and long term stability of dental implants should take this course from these two wonderful experts.”

Dr. Matthew J. Lasorsa


“A very good grafting course with great practical illustrations.”

Dr. Mike Whitefield


“This course was very well organized and the information presented by each doctor was clear and easy to follow. It was very interesting to hear each doctors approach to the same clinical challenges.”

Dr. Taylor Lee Crawford II


“Very impressed with the presentation of scientific and evidence based techniques and the results are "world class"!  I"m coming to Budapest next year for more information!!”

Dr. Patrick Yoshikane


“Dr Pikos and Dr Urban presented complex bone grafting material in a way it was easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed attending this presentation.”

Dr. James L Carazola


“This course was amazing.  Every implant surgeon should take this course to gain a better understanding of ridge management.”

Dr. Timothy Rauch


“Drs. Pikos and Urban passion and style for teaching are contagious and can only help make me a better clinician.”

Dr. Peter Warshawsky


“Overall, a wonderful course worth every penny and every second of your time.”

Dr. Katherine Ferguson


“There are so many conferences you can go to; however, these two surgeons have so much knowledge, wonderful staff & supporting vendors at this conference/workshop to help attendees make it easier to benefit and maximize their learning experience.”

Dr. Lawrence H. Zager


“NO one that does this type of Dentistry should ever miss one of these symposiums. The knowledge and learning received is without equal.    Thank you for the privilege of learning from TWO GREAT MASTERS!”

Dr. Wilbur Bakke


“One of the best lecture series I have attended. I will gladly return for more symposiums.”

Dr. Flaiu Dunca








Pikos Institute Collaborative Master Series Presents: Pikos | Urban (18 CE Hrs)


June 25-26, 2021

Registration: $2995


Optional Limited Attendance Hands-On Sessions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 $995/each session




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