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Alumni News

Alumni Spotlight #8

Dr. Michael A. Pikos is a member of the Class of 1968. Upon graduating from Memorial High School, he attended The Ohio State University graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BS degree in Biology. He then went on to graduate with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed his internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos was honored as the the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos is also a member of  the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Case Reports in Dentistry, and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry and, is also the Scientific Advisor on Implants for the Kois Center.

A well published author, he has also lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Implantology.

Dr. Pikos founded Coastal Jaw Surgery in 1983 and is the senior member of a four surgeon practice. He has extensive experience in implant surgery, having placed more than 18,000 implants and having performed thousands of hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. He emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation. Since 1990, he devoted his practice exclusively to implant dentistry.

Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. In 2015, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Institute where, since 1990, he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 3000 from all 50 states and 32 countries. This is the 2nd longest standing dental institute in the country.



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