Dr. Ron Zokol, Vancouver, BC


The surgical prosthetic rehabilitation of deteriorated jaws is optimally managed with a restoratively driven treatment plan.

The positioning of the teeth is determined on the basis of function and esthetics.  The optimal position of the supporting implant is determined by the position and size of the restoration.  Notwithstanding the cost of treatment, everything else is manage by our ability to reconstruct the bone volume for implant support and the character & quality of the gingival tissue for esthetics, healthy & longevity.  This presentation will discuss the more challenging aspects of regenerative surgery and hopefully will shed some light on the criteria to allow more predictable solution for the more difficult surgical procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Management of bone and gingival defects in the esthetic zone
  2. Management of advanced bone defects including vertical bone augmentation
  3. Evaluation of factors influencing success and failure in advanced surgical procedures

Bio: Dr. Ron Zokol graduated in 1974 from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, where he is a sessional Lecturer to the Graduate Prosthodontic students and as a member of the Dean Shuler’s Board of Councillors.  He is also a member of the External Advisory Board for the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maine.  He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a past president of the Vancouver and District Dental Society.  He has served as Chair of the General Examination Committee and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia board examinations.  He was a surgical instructor for the Misch Implant Institute for 10 years.

He founded the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education in 1996 and has lectured locally and internationally for more than 25 years in prosthodontics and surgery.  Having been in private practice from 1974 to 2014, he now continues to practice at BC Perio in Vancouver, Canada with a team of Periodontists providing services in advanced surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation.