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Yossi Kaplavi

Dr. Yossi Kaplavi

Dr. Yossi Kaplavi is one of the pioneering implantologists in his field

Dr. Yossi Kaplavi is one of the pioneering implantologists in his field. His career spans 30 years of surgery and prosthodontics, 17 years of which have been dedicated solely to edentulous full arch minimally invasive implant rehabilitation with over 15,000 implants installed.

Since graduating from the Hadassah University of Jerusalem in 1983, Dr. Kaplavi has pursued extensive postgraduate study in the field of implant dentistry, striving to provide truly exceptional implant solutions.

Dr. Kaplavi also specializes in immediate loading and immediate implantation in osteoporotic and diabetic patients and is engaged in research concerning dental implants issues.

His experience in the field of graft-less rehabilitation includes more than 1800 cases with 17 years of follow up and a 98% implant CSR.

He continues to serve as a mentor in continuing education to dentists in the field of minimally invasive implantology and has presented his techniques of graft-less implant rehabilitation at numerous international and national conferences.

Dr. Kaplavi is an ICOI Diplomate, active member of the American Association of Osseointegration (AO) and EAO.

Cleber Silva

Dr. Cleber Silva

Dr. Cleber Silva is a graduate of Columbia University and a specialist in oral & maxillofacial radiology

Dr. Cleber Silva is a graduate of Columbia University and a specialist in oral & maxillofacial radiology with post graduate training at Cornell University and University of Washington – Seattle.

After practicing general and implant dentistry for 13 years, Dr. Silva became a faculty member at the College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University and was recently the Interim Division Director of Maxillofacial Radiology and Course Director of Oral Radiology.

Dr. Silva’s scientific interests are the clinical application of Cone Beam CT technology, virtual planning and 3D printing of surgical guides and templates and development of a non-ionizing radiation clinical dental imaging system.

He has a patent pending for a pre-clinical dental training device that produces radiographic images without the use of ionizing radiation.

He has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of periodontal disease as a complication of diabetes mellitus, oral radiology and guided surgery.

Dr. Silva has received numerous teaching accolades from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and is currently a NIH Co-Investigator.

He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), and member of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology.