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Polido, Waldemar

Dr. Waldemar Polido

Dr. Polido is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with a Master's and Doctor (PhD) degrees at the PUC University in Porto Alegre, and an OMFS Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA. He is a Professor and acting Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry and Co-Director of the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis. Dr. Polido is an ITI Fellow, having occupied positions as ITI Brazil Chairman and Education Delegate, as well as being a member of the ITI Education Committee for 8 years. He is currently a member of the ITI USA Leadership Team until 2021. He is certified and a Fellow of the International Board for Certification of Specialists in OMF Surgery, as well as a Member and Fellow of several organizations, including the IAOMS, AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration Osteology Foundation, AO-CMF and the Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves also as a reviewer for the main journals in OMFS and Implantology, as the IJOMS, JOMS, IJOMI and COIR. His main interests are in Computer Aided Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Treatment, and in Orthognathic Surgery. He has many publications and lectures worldwide on digital tools, bone grafts, implants in the treatment of the esthetic area, complications, and the treatment of fully edentulous patients.

Current Courses

  • Advanced and Complex Bone Augmentation Techniques: Innovative One-Step Solution for Today's Surgeon - A Cadaver Course

    Advanced and Complex Bone Augmentation Techniques: Innovative One-Step Solution for Today's Surgeon - A Cadaver Course

    Simultaneous bone augmentation and implant placement is now possible using contemporary bone grafting solutions such as the allograft ring. Develop new skills to perform advanced and complex techniques using this innovative, one-step procedure. Receive training from Dr. Bernhard Giesenhagen, the inventor of the allogenic bone technique, while gaining valuable hands-on experience using an allograft ring product. Participants should be trained in complex bone grafting and implant procedures prior to attending. Priority will be given to surgical specialties.

    February 08, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia1 more date
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    • Dr. Luiz Gonzaga
    • Dr. John Hardeman
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    February 29, 2020, Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois1 more date
    Speakers
    • Dr. Farhad Boltchi
    • Dr. Waldemar Polido
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  • Digital Workflow Options in Dentistry: Learning to Use Contemporary Pathways

    Digital Workflow Options in Dentistry: Learning to Use Contemporary Pathways

    This program is designed for participants who want to incorporate digital workflow options into their contemporary practice environment. The course will first focus on digital impression making options for patients with both teeth and implants. Participants will have an opportunity to explore options for digital impression making in a tailored hands-on session. Course participants will then learn to use the latest software for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. The hands-on session will include diagnostic waxing exercises for both teeth and implant-borne prostheses and options for exporting information to chosen laboratory options. Finally, for indications involving both teeth and implants participants will learn how to use contemporary software to best manage fabrication of templates and design and fabrication of provisional and definitive restorations. Participants will also gain experience using a range of manufacturing (printing and milling) and modern material options.

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