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Dr. Paul Petrungaro
Surgical Director – DDS, MS, FICD, FACD, DICOI
Chicago, Lemont, Rockford, Lombard, IL
Dr. Petrungaro graduated from Loyola University Dental School in 1986, and completed an independent study of Periodontics at the Welsh National Dental School in Wales, UK. He completed his residency in Periodontics and has a specialty certificate in addition to a Masters of Science degree in Periodontics from Northwestern University Dental School. He is the former Coordinator of Implantology, Graduate Department of Periodontics, Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Petrungaro has been in private practice of Periodontics and Implantology since 1988, and holds a license in Illinois and Washington.
He is a fellow of the International & American College of Dentists, and a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Petrungaro is recognized around the world for his diversified seminars and lectures on advanced periodontal, prosthetic and implant interrelationships, bone re-generation and esthetic tissue formation, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept “surgical protocol”, zygomatic “rescue” implants, the treatment of failing implants, and the reconstruction of previously failed implant cases, immediate restoration of dental implants and the use of platelet rich plasma in bone grafting throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition, he has authored numerous articles covering subjects such as cosmetic bone grafting and esthetic implant procedures. Dr. Petrungaro continuously contributes to many new innovations in multiple disciplines of surgical dentistry.
Dr. James R. Chapko
Dr. James R. Chapko received his undergraduate degree in the Integrated Science Program (ISP) from Northwestern University in 1981. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1985. Upon graduation, he was an instructor at Northwestern in the operative department and discovered that he had a talent and passion for teaching. Dr. Chapko has operated a private practice in Belvidere, Illinois for over 30 years, with an emphasis on surgery, implant placement, and implant related prosthesis.
Dr. Carlos Villegas
Dr. Villegas is an international speaker on topics such as: Zigoma implants, Jaw Corrective Surgery and Surgery First Approach, Mini implants and Facial Asymmetries. He developed a Mini implant system “Lomas Vegas” for the German company Mondeal. Dr. Villegas completed his Orthodontics Residency at the Military University CIEO, and his Maxiofacial Surgery Residency at El Bosque University is Bogotá Columbia. He also attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Loyola University in Chicago, and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas to study areas of interest, such as dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and combined orthodontic and orthognatic surgery treatment.
Dr. Santiago Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez attended Autónoma University School of Dentistry in Manizales and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at C.E.S. University in Medellín Colombia in 1995, following his surgical training. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas TX, University of Chile. N.Y.U. College of Dentistry and MALO clinics to complete his studies in oral implantology, in 1996. He established his clinic in Manizales, Colombia, with an emphasis in oral implantology and maxillofacial surgery.
He is on staff at the Autónoma University as a clinical professor in implantology. Dr. Gonzalez introduced new surgical techniques there and proudly specializes in severe atrophic cases, Complex cases of ALL-on-4® Treatment Concept with the ALL-on-4® zygomatic implant technique, repair of failing implants and complications. He lectures on the topics of immediate loading. All-on-4® and zygomatic implants.