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International Congress of Monophasic Implantology

Date: November 16-18th, 2023
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

This event will bring together experts and Key Opinion Leaders on Monophasic Implantology to discuss and explore relevant issues. The Congress will include Dissertations, Clinical Cases, Hands-on, Metaverse and Virtual Reality on a wide variety of topics related to Monophasic Implantology.


Dr. Henri Diederich – Luxembourg

Dr. Henri Diederich is a highly accomplished dentist and certified implantologist with over 35 years of experience. He completed his scientific studies at the University of Luxembourg in 1979 and received his Degree in Dentistry from the Brussels Free University (ULB). In addition, he holds a University Diploma in Legal Dentistry (expertise, personal injury, identifications) from the University of Montpellier I and a University Diploma in Personal Injury Assessment in odontology (DUEDCO) from the same institution.
Dr. Diederich owns a private dental clinic in Luxembourg that specializes in treating mandibular dysfunction and primary clinical dentistry. He is also a dental expert in Luxembourg courts and the editor-in-chief of

Dr. Diederich has extensive experience in various fields of dentistry, including clinical crestal implantology since 1998, clinical basal implantology since 2001, and the treatment of craniomandibular dysfunctions. He has published over 20 scientific publications on various topics, including atrophied jaw rehabilitation, immediate loading, minimal invasive implantology, and cortical implantology in the atrophied bone.

Dr. Alvaro Bastida – Spain

Dr. Alvero Bastida is a highly experienced dental practitioner based in Vigo and Orense, Spain, with over 30 years of professional experience. He graduated with a Medical and Surgical Degree from the University of Oviedo in 1988 and then pursued a specialization in Stomatology at the same university from 1988 to 1990. He has also completed several postgraduate programs, including Orthodontics at CEAR, Dental Aesthetics at CEOSA, and Implantology at ESBIPRO.

Dr. Bastida has been running a successful private practice since 1990, where he has been focusing on implantology since 1994. In 2006, he helped develop the FILO Implantology system, which he has used extensively in his practice since then. He is also the Director of FILO CLINICAL TRAINING COURSES, which he has been leading since 2015, offering professional training to dental professionals interested in learning about the FILO Implantology system.

Dr. Bastida is an Honored Member and International Speaker of ODC, with extensive experience giving lectures and presentations on implantology-related topics. He has spoken at conferences and events worldwide, including the Open Dental Community Congress, IDS, SEPA, AEEDC, TIDEC, FDI, and CEDE.

Dr. Jordi Artigas – Spain

Dr. Jordi Artigas is a dentist with an impressive academic background. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 2003 with a degree in Dentistry. He later pursued further studies, earning a Diploma in Advanced Studies in 2005 and a Research Aptitude in 2006 from the same university. He also completed an Adults Integrated Postgraduate Master’s Training at the University of Barcelona from 2003-2006.

Dr. Artigas specialized in Implantology and Periodontics, earning a Master’s from the University of Lleida in 2010. He has been an Adult Integrated Teacher since 2005. He is currently a Master’s Professor of Implantology at the University of Lleida and an Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. Dr. Artigas conducted various training courses, including the Single-phase implantological training Open Dental Community program and the Zygomatic Course with Dr. Joao Batista in Maringa in 2008. He is a member of several professional organizations, including SEPA, SEPES, SEI, and SCOE. He is also a renowned national and international teacher of single-phase implantology and immediate load.

Dr. Yuri Turanza – Argentina

Dr. Turanza is also the Director of the DOGMA Implantology Research and Teaching Center, which reflects his dedication to research and teaching in his field of expertise. His teaching experience also extends to his former position as Adjunct Professor of Bucco Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Buenos Aires, where he was also Director of Implantology Courses.

In addition, Dr. Turanza is the author of the “Osseointegrated Implants’ ‘ Module of the postgraduate course in buco maxillofacial surgery and traumatology at FOUBA, which demonstrates his experience in this specific field. As a speaker, he has participated in courses and conferences both in Argentina and abroad, indicating that his experience and knowledge are valued internationally.

In summary, Dr. Yuri Turanza is a highly qualified and respected dentist, whose experience in buco maxillofacial surgery and traumatology, as well as his commitment to research and teaching, will make him a leader in his field.

Dr. Ariel Pedernera – Argentina

Dr. Ariel Pedernera is a highly skilled and specialized dental professional in implantology. He earned his degree from the National Dental School of Cordoba in 1996 and has exclusively focused on implantology since 2000, making him an expert in his field.

Dr. Pedernera is an experienced user of the Erbiun Fotona laser, which he has been using since 2012. His expertise has led him to become a trainer, technical consultant, and protocol developer for Fotona Laser from 2015 to the present. His experience has made him an expert in using this tool in the field of implantology.

Dr. Pedernera is also a professor and master’s degree holder in Laser Technology at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, demonstrating his commitment to teaching and training other professionals in the use of advanced technologies in his field.

Dr. Pedernera is an international speaker at Trate Implant congresses in Switzerland, where he has presented his single-phase implants in the digital era. He is also a national and international speaker in corticobasal monophasic implantology courses for ROOTT, demonstrating his recognition and leadership in the field of implantology.

Finally, Dr. Pedernera is a digital protocol developer for the rehabilitation of jaws with Monofasico, up-to-date with guided surgery, facial scanning, and Cad Cam. His experience and knowledge in integrating advanced digital technologies in his field define him as a leader in digital implantology and a valuable collaborator in the dental industry.

Dr. Sergio Zajdemberg – Argentina

Dr. Zajdemberg obtained his specialization in periodontics at the University of Buenos Aires in 1998-2000, which allowed him to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the treatment of periodontal diseases. In addition, he completed an initial course, advanced surgery, and advanced prosthetics in oral implantology in 2002, 2003, and 2004, which allowed him to specialize in dental implant placement.

From 1997 to the present, he has worked in his private practice performing periodontal and dental implant treatments with great success and patient satisfaction. He has also worked at the DOGMA Oral Rehabilitation Center, where he has performed clinical activities in periodontics, surgery, and implants between 1997 and 2007.

Dr. Zajdemberg was the head of the implant service at the E. Tornu Municipal Hospital from 2000 to 2009, which allowed him to gain extensive experience in implant placement and leading a team of specialists.

Regarding his teaching experience, he was an assistant professor in the periodontics department at FOUBA between 1995 and 1998, where he performed assistance and teaching tasks. He was also the head of practical work in the specialization course in oral implantology at the Catholic University of Salta in 2003 and 2004.

Dr. Zajdemberg has received various annual courses on implant-assisted prosthesis in different hospitals and implant centers, such as Hosp. Dr. José Dueñas, U Kennedy, Hosp. Claudio Zinn, and the Aleph Implant Center. In some of these courses, he was the director and teacher along with Dr. Aron Cywiner.

Furthermore, Dr. Zajdemberg has been the director and teacher of the Annual Course in Oral Implantology at the Aleph Implant Center since 2016 to the present.

In summary, Dr. Sergio Zajdemberg is a highly qualified and experienced professional in the field of periodontics and oral implantology, with extensive clinical and teaching experience, and a continuous update and specialization in the most advanced techniques of his specialty.

Dr. Joaquín Garcia Rodríguez – Spain

Dr. García Rodríguez has vast experience in the field of dentistry, having graduated as a Doctor in Dentistry from UOD in 1991. Later, he completed a postgraduate degree in implantology and periodontics at New York University, being part of the first promotion in 1993-1994.

He is a specialist in periodontics, implantology, and oral surgery, and has been recognized for his professional excellence on numerous occasions, including being the President of the 5th SEI Winter Meeting in 1995 and receiving the Gold and Diamond Insignia from the Spanish Society of Implants in the same year.

Dr. García Rodríguez has invented two highly relevant techniques in implantology, the screw extractors and the ESBIPRO technique, which has been very successful in the expansion, condensation, and atraumatic elevation of the sinus. In addition, he has received multiple awards and recognitions for his professional excellence, including the Best Communication Award at the SEI International Congress in 1998.

He has been a member of various professional societies, including the Spanish Society of Implants, the Spanish Society of Periodontology, the Spanish Society of Oral Surgery, and the Spanish Society of Prosthesis, among others. He has also been a member of the European implantology jury and has been a speaker at over 250 national and international congresses on advanced implant surgery.
Dr. García Rodríguez has been a visiting professor at numerous universities, including the University of Seville, the University of Malaga, the European University of Madrid, and the University of Havana, among others. Currently, he practices exclusively in oral surgery, periodontics, implants, and oral rehabilitation in Algeciras.

In summary, Dr. Joaquín García is a highly trained and experienced professional in dentistry, with a career of more than 33 years in the field. His professional excellence, inventions, and experience in implantology make him a highly recognized and valued expert in his field.

Dr. Miguel Alvarado – Spain

Dr. Alvarado holds a degree in Dentistry awarded by the Maimonides University in Argentina, which indicates his solid academic background in this discipline. In addition, he has a Master’s degree from the International Implant Foundation in Immediate Loading, making him a specialist in non-invasive techniques in this area.

His experience and skills in this field led him to become the First Teacher of the Implant Foundation in Spain, which is a testament to the recognition and trust placed in his competence and ability to impart knowledge to other professionals.

In summary, Dr. Alvarado is a highly skilled and experienced professional in dentistry, specializing in non-invasive techniques and immediate loading. His academic background and experience make him a recognized expert in his field.

Dr. María Fernanda Caicedo Monsalve – Colombia

Dr. Maria Fernanda Caicedo Monsalve is a prominent maxillofacial surgeon graduated from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia. Dr. Caicedo Monsalve has an impressive training in facial trauma and orthognathic surgery, acquired in prestigious hospitals such as the San Ignacio Hospital, Kennedy West, and the Calderón Guardia Hospital in Costa Rica, among others.

Her extensive experience in the diagnosis and surgical management of dentofacial anomalies, oral surgery and pathology, pre-prosthetic surgery, dental implants, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and maxillofacial reconstruction positions her as a highly qualified professional in her field. In addition, she is an active member of the Colombian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ACCOMF) and has attended numerous national and international congresses and courses, keeping her up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in her area of expertise.

Dr. Caicedo Monsalve has also actively participated in various social programs, including the cleft lip and palate campaign in San Cristobal, Venezuela, demonstrating her commitment to the health and well-being of the community. She also has teaching experience, which has allowed her to share her knowledge and train new generations of professionals in the field of maxillofacial surgery.

In summary, Dr. Maria Fernanda Caicedo Monsalve is a highly qualified and committed maxillofacial surgeon with extensive experience, training, and participation in different activities that make her a prominent reference in the field of maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Diego Costa – Argentina

Dr Diego Costa is a highly skilled and experienced maxillofacial surgeon who has worked in various medical institutions in Argentina and Brazil. He currently works as a maxillofacial surgeon at Clínica del Sol, where he performs oral and maxillofacial surgeries, as well as serving as a medical expert in legal cases.

In addition, he has been a member of the surgical team at the head and neck service of Sanatorio Aconcagua, which has given him the opportunity to treat patients with various pathologies related to the head and neck. He is also a member of the Branemark-Bauru Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, where he has deepened his knowledge and experience in orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Costa has developed his skills in the training area of the Oulton Foundation, where he has imparted knowledge and surgical training to other professionals. He has also received surgical training at the Cáceres de Allende Transit Hospital.

Dr. Costa holds a specialist degree from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina, which demonstrates his high level of training and knowledge. He has also received training in orthodontics and presurgical orthodontics, which has allowed him to complement his knowledge in his area of expertise.

Finally, Dr Costa has acquired experience in the technique of zygomatic implants, which makes him an expert in this area, and an excellent option for patients in need of this type of surgery. In summary, Dr. Diego Cesar Costa is a highly skilled and experienced maxillofacial surgeon, who has received training in various areas of his specialty and has great experience in different medical institutions.

Dr. Mauricio Aguirre – Colombia

Dr. Mauricio Aguirre is a dentist with a broad professional background in the field of oral implantology. He graduated from the Pontifical Javeriana University and has continued his education in various internationally recognized institutions.

Firstly, it is worth highlighting that he is an outstanding implantologist in Colombia, reflecting his high level of specialization in this field. Additionally, he has obtained accreditation as a Fellow of the ICOI in Oral Implantology from the New York University (NYU) specialty.

Dr. Aguirre has also expanded his training in CAD/CAM technology, obtaining a diploma in this area from the only institute in Colombia, UNICIEO.

Lastly, it is important to mention that Dr. Aguirre is a distributor of ROOTT Colombia, which means he has extensive experience in the use of their products and technologies for successful oral implantology treatments.

In summary, Dr. Mauricio Aguirre is a highly specialized dentist in oral implantology, with education in advanced technologies and international recognition, allowing him to offer his patients the best treatments and solutions for their dental needs.

Dr. Carlos Gómez – Perú

Dr. Carlos Gomez is a renowned professional dentist who graduated from the San Simon University in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He specialized in oral implantology at the National University of San Agustin, in agreement with the Argentine Latin American Integration Center of Implantology (CILAI), which allowed him to have comprehensive training in this area.

In addition, he has continued his education in various postgraduate studies in implantology with renowned specialists worldwide. In Bogotá, Colombia, he studied basal cortical implantology with Dr. Estefan Ihde, a technique that focuses on primary stability and rapid osseointegration of the implant.

Likewise, in Vigo, Spain, he completed a postgraduate course in advanced implantology technique with Dr. Álvaro Bastida, which allowed him to learn about the latest trends and advances in surgical techniques.

In Las Vegas, United States, Dr Gomez completed a postgraduate course in minimally invasive implantology (MIMI 2) with Dr. Armin Nedjat. This technique is based on soft tissue preservation and implant placement with less invasive techniques, which allows for faster and less painful recovery for the patient.

Finally, Dr Gomez completed a postgraduate course in minimally invasive implantology at the Champions Implant training center in Flonheim, Germany, which allowed him to expand his knowledge in this technique that is increasingly relevant in the field of oral implantology.

In summary, Dr. Carlos Gomez is a highly trained and experienced dentist in oral implantology, with specialized training in different techniques and constantly updated to offer his patients the best possible treatments and results.

Mr. Fernando Griffón – Spain

Mr. Fernando Griffón is a highly qualified professional in the field of dental prosthetics, registered as number 259 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, with over 25 years of experience. He is currently the director of the dental laboratory “Esencia”, where he is dedicated to producing high-quality dental prosthetics and providing continuous training to his team.

In addition, Mr. Griffón has received important recognition throughout his career, such as the Gold Medal for Professional Excellence awarded by the European Forum in 2011. He has also published several articles in specialized dental journals, such as Up Today and DTGMagazine, where he has presented his innovative techniques in definitive immediate loading and the Spanish BDT Technique, respectively.

In summary, Mr. Griffón is an expert in dental prosthetics with extensive experience and recognition in his field, always striving to improve the quality and innovation of his work.

Dr. Gustavo Gjurkan – Argentina

Dr. Gustavo Gjurkan is a renowned dentist specialized in dental implants with extensive experience in his field. He is also a prominent member of the Argentine Civil Association of Dental Laser (ACALO).

As an implantologist, Dr. Gjurkan is qualified to offer a variety of treatment options to replace missing teeth. He has perfected his technique through years of practice and has achieved excellent results with his patients.

As a member of ACALO, Dr. Gjurkan is part of a community of experts in the use of lasers in dentistry. This association has allowed him to stay updated on technological advancements and the latest developments in the field of dental laser, enabling him to provide cutting-edge and high-quality care to his patients.

In summary, Dr. Gustavo Gjurkan is a highly qualified and experienced dentist specialized in dental implants and a prominent member of the Argentine Civil Association of Dental Laser. His focus on innovation and excellence in patient care positions him as a highly respected and sought-after professional in his field.

Dr. María Paula Barreto – Argentina

Dr. Maria Paula Barreto is an outstanding professional in the field of dentistry, specializing in implantology and oral rehabilitation. Her dedication to excellence in clinical practice has led her to focus on a very particular area: lip sculpting.

With years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Barreto has developed specialized skills and knowledge in planning, designing, and placing dental implants to restore oral function and aesthetics. Additionally, her specialization in oral rehabilitation allows her to help patients regain oral health and functionality.

Dr. Diego Gallucci – Argentina

Dr. Diego Gallucci is a renowned Argentine dentist who has specialized in the field of oral implantology. He obtained his certification in oral implantology from the prestigious Life Dent Academy Institute, demonstrating his commitment to excellence and continuous education. Currently, Dr. Gallucci serves as Head of the Implantology department at the Amorosi Dental Center and is responsible for the implantology area at GAM Clinic.

His experience and skills in oral implantology have allowed him to successfully lead and supervise numerous cases of dental implants in both centers, for patients who require the highest quality treatments and the best possible results. Dr. Gallucci is truly passionate about his profession and ensures he is always at the forefront of the latest techniques and technologies in his field, allowing him to provide personalized and effective service to his patients. His patient-centered approach and ability to work in collaboration with other dental professionals have made him highly respected in his field and in high demand by patients seeking the best care in oral implantology.

Dr. Mayda Marotta – Argentina

Dr. Mayda Marotta is a prominent dentist who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 2004. With a strong background in oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology, Dr. Marotta obtained a diploma in this specialty from the Universidad Católica Argentina.

In addition, Dr. Marotta has complemented her education with several courses and diplomas in various areas of dentistry. These include the diploma she obtained at the VII Dogma Implantology Conference, where she updated herself on the latest techniques and advances in the field. She has also completed courses in botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid fillers, as well as a theoretical and practical course in both techniques.

Dr. Marotta has also completed a course in oral implantology at the Odontologists College of La Plata, demonstrating her interest in staying up to date with the latest techniques and advances in the field. In addition, she completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology at the Gandulfo Hospital.

Dr. Marotta has been practicing dentistry independently since 2005, which means she has more than 15 years of experience in the field. Her solid education and constant updating make her a highly qualified professional committed to excellence in her work.

Dr. Blas Turanza – Argentina

Dr. Blas Turanza is a prominent dentist who graduated from the Inter American Open University, one of the leading dental schools in Argentina. Throughout his career, Dr. Turanza has shown a great passion for dental surgery, which led him to become an assistant in the Chair of Surgery I and II at the Catholic University of Argentina.

Moreover, Dr. Turanza is also known for his commitment to continuous education and training of other professionals. As an assistant in the postgraduate course “Implantology from scratch,” he shares his knowledge and experience in dental implantology with other colleagues.

In his role as head of the digital resources department at the Dogma Research and Teaching Center, Dr. Turanza is responsible for creating and managing high-quality digital educational materials. His experience in this area has enabled him to coordinate the “Implantology Seminars” offered by the Dogma Research and Teaching Center, a unique opportunity for dentists to stay up-to-date and acquire new knowledge.

In summary, Dr. Blas Turanza is a distinguished professional in the field of dentistry, with extensive experience in dental surgery and implantology, and a constant commitment to continuous education and training of other professionals.

Dr. Carlos Porter – México

Dr. Carlos Porter is a dental surgeon who has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Porter graduated from the Latin American University between 2005 and 2008 and continued his education with a specialization in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation at CIORe in 2010. But his education did not stop there, he has taken multiple courses and diplomas at the national and international level in bone regeneration and new surgical techniques in implantology. His passion for staying updated and continuously learning has led him to be at the forefront of the latest advances in dentistry.

His experience and skill in the field of implantology have been reinforced by his training in new surgical techniques and bone regeneration, allowing him to provide high-quality and personalized care to his patients.

Dr. Wilson Martínez – Argentina

Dr. Wilson Martinez is an outstanding Bolivian dentist who graduated from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Cochabamba. He has extensive academic and professional training in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral implantology.

Among his academic achievements, Dr. Martinez has earned diplomas in University Teaching from UMSS Cochabamba and in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Implantology from the Universidad Católica Argentina. In addition, he has earned a Master’s degree in Implantology and Oral Surgery from the Universidad Católica de Valencia in Spain, as well as a title of Expert in Implant Rehabilitation from the same university.

Dr. Martinez is recognized for his leadership and experience in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, having been appointed Head of Service at the Norberto Di Prospero Hospital. He has also taken numerous national and international courses and conferences to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and advances in his specialized field.

In summary, Dr. Wilson Martinez is a highly qualified and experienced professional in oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral implantology, with top-level academic and professional training and a distinguished career in the hospital and university teaching fields.


Day 1
November 16th

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Welcome words Dr. Álvaro Bastida - Dr. Mariana Gómez
9:15 AM
Dr. Henri Diederich (Luxemburg)
“Minimal invasive treatment options in the compromised bone by early Loading”
10:45 AM
Coffee break
11:15 AM
Dr. Diego César Costa (Argentina)
“Versatility of monoblock implant systems in atrophic mandibular ridge”
12:15 PM
Dr. María Fernanda Caicedo Monsalve (Colombia)
“Immediate loading single-phase dental implants: surpassing the challenges in complex cases”
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Dr. Sergio Zajdemberg (Argentina)
“A new old paradigm”
3:00 PM
Dr. Miguel Alvarado (Spain)
“With Abil System and basal implants, all cases can be resolved without grafting”
4:30 PM
Coffee break
5:00 PM
Dr. Yuri Turanza (Argentina)
“Monoblock implant. The perfect, the sufficient and the possible”

Day 2
November 17th

9:00 AM
Dr. Álvaro Bastida (Spain)
“The Monoblock Solution to the Parallelism Challenge”
10:30 AM
Coffee break
11:00 AM
Dr. Carlos Gómez (Peru)
“Post extractive implants; compressive or basal; which to choose?”
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Mauricio Aguirre (Colombia)
“What is the best rehabilitation option in immediate load?”
1:30 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. María Paula Barreto (Argentina)
“Post exodontia implant in full maxilla”
1:45 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Gustavo Gjurkan (Argentina)
“Plasma PRF and ROOTT”
2:00 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Blas Turanza (Argentina)
“Monophasic Implant as an alternative to a Sinus Lifting”
3:15 PM
Coffee break
3:00 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Wilson Martínez (Argentina)
“Diagnosis and surgical planning in monophasic implantology with immediate loading”
2:45 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Carlos Porter (Mexico)
“Simplifying the complex”
2:30 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Mayda Marotta (Argentina)
“Recycling Provisionals”
2:15 PM
Clinical Case
Dr. Diego Gallucci (Argentina)
“Upper jaw with severe horizontal atrophy: how angle measurement can simplify implant placement without the need for bone grafting”
3:30 PM
Dr. Ariel Pedernera (Argentina)
“Digitization as a tool to rehabilitate on the same day”
9:00 PM
Gala dinner
5:00 PM
Dr. Jordi Artigas (Spain)
“Single Phase Implants in Daily Practice”

Day 3
November 18th

9:00 AM
Mr. Fernando Griffón (Spain)
“Biomaterials on monophasic implantology”.
12:45 PM
Closing remarks
12:30 PM
Farewell words and presentation of the next Congress.
Mr. Juan Ortiz - Dr. Álvaro Bastida - Dr. Mariana Gómez
11:00 AM
Dr. Joaquín García Rodríguez (Spain)
“Immediate and functional monophasic implantology. The solution to the challenges”
10:30 AM
Coffee break


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