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Waldemar Polido


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  • registered since 2004

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Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Polido is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with a Master's and Doctor (PhD) degrees at the PUC University in Porto Alegre, and an OMFS Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.

He is a Professor and acting Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry and Co-Director of the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.

Dr. Polido is an ITI Fellow, having occupied positions as ITI Brazil Chairman and Education Delegate, as well as being a member of the ITI Education Committee for 8 years. He is currently a member of the ITI USA Leadership Team until 2021.

He is certified and a Fellow of the International Board for Certification of Specialists in OMF Surgery, as well as a Member and Fellow of several organizations, including the IAOMS, AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration Osteology Foundation, AO-CMF and the Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves also as a reviewer for the main journals in OMFS and Implantology, as the IJOMS, JOMS, IJOMI and COIR.

His main interests are in Computer Aided Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Treatment, and in Orthognathic Surgery. He has many publications and lectures worldwide on digital tools, bone grafts, implants in the treatment of the esthetic area, complications, and the treatment of fully edentulous patients.

Academy Author Profile

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon with Master's and PhD degrees from the PUC University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and a residency at the University of Texas, USA.

He is the Coordinator of the ITI Center of Excellence for Latin America. Dr. Polido is a member of the ITI Education Committee. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and his lectures and publications are dedicated to advanced and complex implant-related surgeries and orthognathic surgery.

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Statement on Financial Relationships and Conflict of Interests

Waldemar Polido has no financial relationships to disclose regarding authorship of ITI educational content and there are no conflicts of interest.