Rua dos Caliços, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
Dr. Cris Piessens

Dr. Cris Piessens

Dentist

Belgian born Dr Cris Piessens is one of Western Europe’s more experienced implantologists placing dental implants since 1987.

He celebrated his 1000th dental implant in 2001, and has subsequently placed between 250 and 300 dental implants per year.

His extensive clinical experience and continued academic postgraduate courses have made him a leading practitioner in the field of Surgery - dental implants and oral rehabilitation.

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,
  • 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/ International Lecturer on “All On 4, immediate load – full arch rehabilitation” in Anthogyr, Sallanches, France
  • 2018: Guest Speaker/ Internation Lecturer on “All On 4, immediate load – full arch rehabilitation” in Anthogyr, Sallanches, France
  • 2018: Guest Speaker/ Lecturer on “All On 4, immediate load – full arch rehabilitation – Anthogyr Axiom Multi Level Tour, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2018: Guest Speaker/ Lecturer on “All On 4, immediate load – full arch rehabilitation – Anthogyr Axiom Multi Level Tour, Oporto, Portugal
  • 2019: Guest Speaker / Lecturer on “All On 4”, – MIS European Congress, Lisbon, Portugal
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