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Dr. Bahat graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Dentistry in South Africa in 1977.   He received his specialty degree in Periodontology and his M.S.D from the University of Washington in 1981.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1986.  He was the chairman and director of the Post Doctorate Periodontics at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California from 1983-87.  He lectured extensively nationally and internationally on many surgical topics primarily related to surgical reconstruction of bone, soft tissue and implant reconstruction.


He has published over 50 scientific articles and has edited multiple chapters in various textbooks.  He is on the review board of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants as well as The Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.  He is currently in a private practice limited to surgical reconstruction implant surgery and periodontics in Beverly Hills, California.


In 2018 Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. In June of 2019 Dr. Bahat was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Periodontics, California Society of Periodontics. His reputation as an expert specialist attracts clinicians from around the world to observe his work and train with him.



Robert Ritter CD


Facial changes have been demonstrated in all age groups, although the exact time of onset, magnitude, and vectors are variable and not predictable. Such three-dimensional changes in the position of teeth, bone, and soft tissue relative to the static position of the implants, over time, can introduce esthetic and functional negative consequences. A new surgical protocol to reduce these unintended complications, as well as various grafting procedure and techniques, will be discussed.

OBJECTIVES: At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the vectors of cranial changes in both men and women that are clinically significant for implant reconstruction

  • Explore surgical planning possibilities to minimize and slow down the impact of such changes

  • For patients already treated, review surgical correction possibilities and correct as necessary

AGD Subject Code: 690 Implants

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