Meet the team at Cris Piessens Dental Clinic in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Rua dos Caliços, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

 
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Rua dos Caliços, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Meet the team

Cris Piessens

Nationality: Belgian

Curriculum Vitae:

Dentist with over 25 years of experience in Implant Dentistry
Founder and Clinical Director of Cris Piessens Clinic
Member no. 1201 of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD)

Fluent in English, Dutch, French, German and Portuguese

 

1986: Graduation in Dental Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

1986/87: Military service in the Belgian Army as a Dentist, École Royale de Gendarmerie, Brussels, Belgium

1987: Specialization in Implantology, Assistant in surgery with Prof. Chantal Malevez, Hôpital St. Pierre-Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

1988: First Osseointegration Course ad modum Brånemark, Prof. Dr. G. Watzek & Prof. Dr. R. Slavicek, Universitätsklinik für Zahn-,Mund- und Kieferheilkunde, Vienna, Austria

1989: Seminar on the "IMZ Osteointegrated Implant Modality for Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation", Hôpital St. Pierre-Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

1989: Post-graduation Course in Oral Implantology, Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, Netherlands

1990: Post-graduation Course in "Medical emergencies in the dental office", Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991: Attendance at the Scientific Meeting of the Dutch Society for Oral Implantology (NVOI), Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991: Residency in Dr. Kenneth Judy's private practice, Chairman of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), New York, USA

1992: Participation in Workshop on "Guided Tissue Regeneration" (GORE® Regenerative Materials), GORE Creative Technologies Worldwide, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

1992: Attendance at the ICOI European Section Inaugural Congress, Estoril, Portugal

1992: Post-graduation Course in "Advanced restorative treatments", A.Z.-St.-Jan, Bruges, Belgium

1994: Course on "Advanced Techniques in Rehabilitation with Brånemark System® Implants", Nobelpharma, Madrid, Spain

1997: Course on "Advanced Successes and Complications in Implant Therapy and Periodontics", New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), Lisbon, Portugal

1997: Participation in the 6th Annual NYU Implant Symposium "Exploring the Options in Implant Therapy and Periodontics", New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), Barcelona, Spain

1998: Diploma in "Aesthetic advances in prostheses supported by Brånemark implants", Lisbon, Portugal

2002: Course on "Growth Hormones in Implantology", Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2002: Participation in the Workshop on "Incisions and Sutures in Oral Surgery", integrated in the 11th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD), Lisbon, Portugal

2003/04: Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Universities of Barcelona, Spain and Gothenburg, Sweden

2004: Course on "Advanced International Studies in Surgical Implant Dentistry", University of California (UCLA) School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, USA

2004: Certificate Course "A to Z in Implant Dentistry" (12 Lecture Certificate Series), Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE), Los Angeles, USA

2004: Participation in the Workshop on "Incisions and Sutures in Oral Surgery", integrated in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD), Lisbon, Portugal

2004: Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

2004: Member of the Implant Prosthodontic Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

2004: WebLIVE! Curriculum in "Advanced Implant Therapy", Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic, Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE), Los Angeles, USA

2005: Participation in the Nobel Biocare 10th Anniversary Symposium on "Restorative Implantology and Odontology: Future Perspectives", Madrid, Spain

2005: SimPlant Planner Training Course, Materialise, Leuven, Belgium

2005: Course on "Current Concepts of Immediate Function in Aesthetic Implantology", Nobel Biocare, Algarve, Portugal

2005/06: Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

2006: Member of the SimPlant Academy

2009: Participation in the BioHorizons European Congress, Cascais, Portugal

2012: Course on Conscious Sedation, Lx Clinic Oral Care Center, Lisbon, Portugal

2013: Participation in Workshop on "Tissue Manipulation in Implantology – Hands-on Course", MIS Implantology Training Center and Same Day Solutions (SDS), Portimão, Portugal

2014: Participation in the Nobel Biocare Symposium, Sintra, Portugal

2014: Course on "Mucogingival Aesthetic Surgery", Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

2014/15: Associate Fellow of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR)

2014: Seminar on "Advanced Surgical Dental Implant Procedures", Prof. Carlos E. Nemcovsky, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014: Course on "Advanced Concepts in Implant Dentistry, Treatment of Complex Cases: Simplification, Reproducibility, Reliability", Dr. Patrick Palacci & Dr. Ulf Nannmark, Brånemark Osseointegration Center, Marseille, France

2014: Course on "Clinical application of Advanced PRF and I-PRF in Periodontology, Sinus lift, Bone grafting", Dr. Joseph Choukroun, International Symposium on Growth Factors (SYFAC) in conjunction with the Kiev Educational Center, Kiev, Ukraine

2015: Attendance at the Nobel Biocare Congress on "Carrying on the legacy", Algarve, Portugal

2015: Course on "3D imaging and Diagnostics", Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE), Together with Planmeca and the University of Turku, Helsinki, Finland

2015: Participation in the EuroPerio8 Congress, London, UK

2015: Course on "Advanced Bone Regeneration Techniques in Implant Therapy", Dr. István Urbán, Nobel Biocare, Urban Regeneration Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2015: Clinical Residency "Working on the Aesthetic Zone, A In-Depth Review of Soft-Tissue Management and Implant Placement Protocols to Maximize Optimal Aesthetics Results", Dr. Eric Van Dooren, MIS Implantology Training Center and Same Day Solutions (SDS), Clínica Dentária d’Avenida, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

2015: Presentation of Workshop "Implantology in clinical practice: complex cases, simple solutions", Same Day Solutions (SDS) stand, integrated in the 24th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD), Lisbon, Portugal

2015: Course on "Ceramic Laminates – Planning and Execution", Dr. Nelson Massing, Faro, Portugal

2016: Course on "Immediate Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Jaws", MIS Implantology Training Center and Same Day Solutions (SDS), Palmela, Portugal

2016: Immersion Course in Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR), Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa, Rosa Odontologia, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

2016: Advanced Course in Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR), Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa, Rosa Odontologia, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

2016: Cris Piessens Dental Clinic / CP Dental Education: Clinical Residency on "All-On-4 Immediate Load, Full Arch Rehabilitation" (1st, 2nd, 3th Editions), Albufeira, Portugal

2017: Course on “Occlusion” Luis Redinha, Lisbon, Portugal

2017: Advanced Course on “All-On-4 Immediate Load, Full Arch Rehabilitation” Anthony Sclar Center, Miami, USA

2017: Guest Speaker/ Lecturer on “All-On-4 Immediate Load" Military Hospital, Oporto, Portugal

2017: Guest Speaker/ Lecturer on “Dento-Facial Dysmorphia” Integrated at the IV International Congress in DTM and DOF - Oporto Dental University at São João Hospital, Oporto, Portugal

2017: Cris Piessens Dental Clinic / CP Dental Education: Clinical Residency on "All-On-Four Immediate Load, Full Arch Rehabilitation" (4th, 5th Editions ), Albufeira, Portugal

2017: Guest Speaker/ Lecturer on “All On 4, immediate load - full arch rehabilitation” in Anthogyr, Sallanches, France

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