Meet Dr. Dimitrios Karastathis

Dr. Dimitrios Karastathis completed his training in Periodontics and a Masters Degree in Craniofacial Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2011. He currently owns and operates a full-time periodontal practice in Vancouver, where he performs numerous surgical procedures including pocket elimination surgery, crown lengthening, gingival grafting, and complex bone grafting and implant placement. In addition to his practice, Dr. Karastathis teaches the residents at VGH and UBC, and lectures both nationally and internationally on the topics of peri-implant disease, gingival grafting, and implant planning and placement. When not practising dentistry, Dr. Karastathis enjoys practicing Jiu-Jitsu, travelling with his family, and
spending time on Salt Spring Island.

2022 Curriculum and Dates

Two NEW programs coming Fall 2022!

Anterior Implant Program (3 Days)

Dates: September 26th, October 3rd, December 3rd

Time: Sep 26 & Oct 3 - 6PM to 9PM, Dec 3 - 8AM to 4PM

Location: 404 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Price: $4,499 + GST

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  • Use of an evidence-based approach to place anterior implants (delayed technique)
  • The difference between immediate and delayed approaches
  • Proper 3D placement of anterior implants
  • Simultaneous bone-grafting using autogenous bone, bovine bone, and resorbable membranes
  • How to use different shaped abutments for successful bone grafting
  • Release and coronal displacement of flaps
  • Advanced suturing techniques
  • Minimally invasive exposure of implants

Socket Preservation (1 Day)

Date: October 24th

Time: 6 to 9PM

Location: #110 - 6651 Fraserwood Place Richmond, BC

Price: $699 + GST

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  • What happens to bone after an extraction
  • Methods for conservatively removing a tooth
  • Biology of different bone graft materials
  • Different methods of grafting a socket
  • How to deal with a missing buccal bone plate
  • Limitations of socket preservation

Don't wait! Get started today!

"I'd like to express my thanks the VDEC implant mentorship program and VDECs continued support of helping and advising me over the last few years for surgeries.

The surgical mentorship program has allowed me to continue developing and be confident in placing implants with grafting procedures. In the two years, since the start of my surgical program, I've been able to offer many patients single implants and alveolar socket preservations in my own office and bring in patients to surgical days for more difficult cases, such as the last two cases with lateral window sinus augmentations.

This program will teach you how to provide esthetically driven implant placement and restorations."

Dr. Stephen Chow

“I am so grateful to have been part of your Implant Study Group for my implants. I’m thrilled with how they turned out. Dr. Chou did a fantastic job. You have made such a stunning transformation of my smile and my life. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and care about creating a healthy, happy and brilliant smile.”

Denise North

I’m interested in growing within my field of dentistry.

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