Hi, I’m Ivan. I’m a surgically trained prosthodontist focused solely on dental implant procedures.
I have a passion for sharing ideas and helping colleagues, such as yourself, learn more about dental implantology.
I run a dental implant continuing education program out of my office and create educational materials, such as the book I wrote “The All-on-X Handbook” – which is a step-by-step walkthrough for full arch dental implant rehabilitation.
I hope you find this site and resources useful. Best of luck on your learning journey.
I finished the next video in the Fixed Implant Dentures series. The series offer a step-by-step approach in how to make fixed implant dentures (aka All-on-Four, implant bridges, etc--there are so many names for this). This video discusses: - How to make and contour...
This is a case submitted by Alexander Tarasov, a Prosthodontist practicing in Honolulu Hawaii. It offers a very thorough discussion of the treatment planning thought process along with beautiful pictures of every step. Enjoy....
This video explains each component of the Nobel Biocare Active surgical dental implant kit. I've been using the Active system for the last 3 2 years and have had some good results with it. I also use the Neoss system, which...
"Help! I placed a dental implant too close to the IA nerve!" This is not an uncommon thought for a dentist placing dental implants in the posterior mandible. Sometimes, it is not clear on the panoramic image exactly where the Inferior Alveolar nerve is. Other times...read more
Hey guys, As promised, here is the step-by-step walkthrough of converting an All-on-4 denture. In my upcoming ebook, The Implant Ninja All-on-4 Handbook, I will cover this process in more depth and will discuss different approaches & materials, and most...read more
This is a continuation of The All-on-Four Complications Part 1. Again, I'm not writing this to scare you off from this treatment. I am not saying that I don't believe in this treatment. On the contrary, I think it is a fantastic solution. However, I would like...read more
Full Arch implant bridges (All-on-4, permanent dentures, etc) are a wonderful thing. They quickly turn around a patient's self-confidence and get them back on track with their diet and overall health. I have had a very positive experience providing my patients with...read more
Someone asked me the other day, "What is the most overlooked aspect of All-on-Four Dentures?" By and large, I think the answer is lip support. Too often, after hearing a patient say they want "permanent dentures" the case is hastily planned as an All-on-Four case. The...read more
A photo posted by Ivan Chicchon DDS (@implant_ninja) on May 2, 2016 at 10:56am PDT I've been getting this question a lot recently so I decided to make a quick reference list for you. Below are all the items you need for a All-on-Four Denture Conversion. I wrote the...read more