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Zygomatic Implants Course UMCG12-05-2022

Zygomatic Implants Course UMCG
12 & 13 May 2022, Groningen
Rehabilitation of maxillary defects in Head & Neck patients; the use of zygomatic implants

Two-day course
Participants: OMF- surgeons, Maxillo Facial Prosthodontists, Technical Physicians
Course fee: € 1500,- p.p.
Location: UMCG
Accreditation 10,5 pt
NVMKA/KRT/NVvTG for participation the full two days

To apply, send an email to:

Learning objectives

3D learning goals:
  • Familiarize with 3D virtual planning of implant positioning in reconstructive head and neck cases
  • Translate 3D virtual planning towards surgical procedure using the ‘guided surgery ‘principle
  • To be informed of the post-operative 3D evaluation methods
Prosthetic learning goals:
  • Understand prosthetic indications for the placement of oncology zygomatic implants
  • Familiarize with planning of an zygomatic implant retained obturator prosthesis
  • Have hands on experience in the placement of zygomatic implant retained obturator prosthesis
Surgical learning goals:
  • Indications when to use zygomatic implants in patient with a maxilla defect following tumor resection
  • Understand challenges, opportunities and pitfalls in placement of zygomatic implants presented in our case studies.
  • The use of 3D VSP in your clinical routine for maxillary tumors; tumor visualization, guided tumor resection, guided zygomatic implant placement
  • Hands on experience in the placement of zygomatic implants; the use specific instruments, drill sequences and drill guides

More information about the programme and the speaker biographies can be found here.

Thursday 12 May, Rode Zaal UMCG

09.00 Registration and coffee at Grand Café UMCG
09.30 Welcome – Harry Reintsema
09.40 Overview and Introduction – Max Witjes
09.50 Southern research and development update – Graham Blackbeard
10.30 Use of Zygomatic Implants in Head & Neck Patients, Chris Butterworth indications and developments
11.10 Coffee Break
11.30 Southern Co-axis, specials – Hugo De Bruyn
12.10 Q&A
12.30 Lunch at Grand Café UMCG
14.00 Challenges in implant placement – Gerry Raghoebar
14.20 Planning and surgery; 3D workflow – Sebastiaan de Visscher, Joep Kraeima
15.00 Prosthetic rehabilitation with zygomatic implants – Nathalie Vosselman, Joep Kraeima
15.20 Break with refreshments
15.50 Case presentations – Chris Butterworth
16.20 Case presentations – Joep Kraeima, Sebastiaan de Visscher, Nathalie Vosselman
16.50 Q&A
17.20 Short introduction hands-on 13 May & Close – Harry Reintsema
19.00 Dinner at Restaurant Prinsenhof, Martinikerkhof 23, 9712 JH Groningen

Friday 13 May, Skills Lab UMCG


  • Chris Butterworth
  • Gerry Raghoebar
  • Harry Reintsema
  • Sebastiaan de Visscher
  • Nathalie Vosselman

9.00 Meeting at Grand Café UMCG next to head entrance; walk to Skills Lab
9.30 instructions by the trainers
10.00 Hands-on part 1
12.00 Lunch at Grand Café UMCG
13.30 Hands-on part 2
15.00 break with refreshments
15.20 Hands-on part 3
16.00 Q&A
16.15 Close and depart



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