Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures
Number of Implants Placed for Complete-Arch Fixed Prostheses
Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Polido is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with a Master 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 Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 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.
Dr. Polido co-authored the recently launched the ITI SAC Classification book, with Drs. Will Martin and Tony Dawson.
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.