dr. Stavros Pelekanos perioimplant speaker

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos


Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) from the University of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Following his professional training, Dr. Pelekanos established a private practice in Athens, oriented towards prosthodontics (dr. med. dent.), implantology and esthetic dentistry.

In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, and in 2012 Assistant Professor in the same department. Since 2013 he is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). His professional affiliations include: The International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Greek Prosthodontic Association and many others. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute (Global Institute of Dental Education, Los Angeles, California) and Dental Tribune (CME courses) lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, aesthetics and restorative procedures.

In 2008 and 2011, Dr. Pelekanos received second and first prize at the scientific award competition of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. To date he has published over twenty articles in peer reviewed journals and 3 chapters in books.


Treatment modalities in developing the transmucosal contour around implants. What is new?

It is a great challenge for the clinician to choose a methodology before even tooth extraction for the establishment of the new biologic width and transmucosal profile of the future implant. Also, the decision making regarding immediate implant placement or… or complete coverage of the site is of great importance.

The soft and/or hard tissue enhancement in the majority if not all of the cases in the esthetic zone is absolutely necessary in order to achieve a highly esthetic and natural appearance of the implant crown. This presentation will focus on the methodology of the implant site development, especially in demanding esthetic cases, on today’s knowledge of the biology of different materials and prosthetic type selection and give some guidelines to achieve optimal esthetic results. Finally, new approaches with the help of clinical case presentations will be discussed.

Hands-on course


  • Implant positioning and guided implant placement
  • How to perform GBR procedures
  • Incision design and soft tissue management


Main topics

The participants will have the opportunity to work on models and practice on the following procedures:

  • Immediate implant placement into an extraction socket
  • Intraoral preparation and placement of free gingival graft or combination with connective tissue graft into the extraction socket
  • Incision flap design in the aesthetic zone
  • Horizontal guided bone regeneration (GBR) using allograft and resorbable membrane
  • Preparation and placement of connective tissue graft harvested from the palate
  • Soft tissue enhancement with mucoderm around implants
  • Different suturing techniques