Prof. Dr. Edmond Bedrossian

A Novel approach to rehabilitation completely edentulous and terminal dentition patient

This presentation will showcase the Pre-treatment evaluation protocol for the treatment of patients with existing edentulous maxillae. Prosthetic criteria for reconstruction of this group of patients with a fixed, implant supported prosthesis will be reviewed.
The biomechanical principles for force distribution of fixed implant supported prosthesis under function will be discussed. The number and the proper distribution of implants will also be reviewed for full arch maxillary and mandibular reconstructions.
Modification of the surgical protocols and algorithm for reaching adequate insertion torque for immediate loading will also be presented. The rational for the newly redesigned Zygoma implants will also be reviewed in depth.


Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding the evaluation protocols to determining whether the patient has a tooth only or a composite defect.
  2. Understanding the preoperative determination of the final prosthetic design.
  3. Understanding the preoperative determination for the transition line.
  4. Surgical modifications for immediate loading with adequate insertion torque.

Dr. Edmond Bedrossian received the DDS degree from the University of the Pacific, and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Residency at Alameda Medical Center.

Dr. Bedrossian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also A Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists.

He is a Professor , Department of Oral & maxillofacial Surgery, at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry combining private practices with academics.

He has authored multiple articles and chapters on the various uses of the Zygomatic implant, bone grafting and treatment planning implant dentistry.

He has also authored the textbook “Implant treatment planning for the edentulous patient”, Foreword by Professor Brånemark as well as his new book, “The Immediacy concept” Foreword by Professor Daniel Buser will be available from Quintessence in 2021.

He has lectured with Professor Brånemark on the rehabilitation of patients with maxillofacial defects and collaborated with him in attaining FDA approval for the use of Endosseous implants in maxillofacial defects.

Dr Bedrossian is on the Editorial review Board of:

  • The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • The Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry