Dr. Yvan Poitras graduated from Université Laval in Québec City, Canada in 1984. He is attached to the research group in biomechanics/biomaterials at Polytechnique in Montréal. He is the founder of the Institut Canadien d’Implantologie, a continuing education center exclusive to oral implantology. Very implicated in this field, he shares his time between teaching, giving conferences internationally and research & development in oral implantology and his private practice exclusive to implantology.
With his rich clinical experience and modern advanced technologies, Dr. Poitras has created a new generation of implants with his partner, Panthera Dental: the CAD/CAM Subperiosteal Implant. This implant is custom made for each individual patient. The design is done virtually from a CT scan and an intraoral virtual impression, and machined from a titanium block. It is the only effective solution, without any other valid treatment alternatives, to a precise and very frequent diagnosis: the severe vertical atrophy of the posterior crests of the mandible.