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Avinash S. Bidra, D.D.S., M.S., FACP

Clinical Professor
Director, Post-Graduate Prosthodontics
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, L7041
Farmington, CT 06030-1615
Phone: 860-679-2649
Fax: 860-679-1370

Dr. Bidra is a board-certified maxillofacial prosthodontist and director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program at UConn School of Dental Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor and teaches advanced prosthodontics, subcrestal prosthodontics (implant surgery) and maxillofacial prosthodontics to post-graduate dental residents. He lectures on dental implants at regional, national and international meetings, as well as published extensively on implant surgery and prosthodontics in international scientific journals. He has developed diagnostic, treatment and maintenance protocols for full arch fixed implant prostheses (All on 4 bridges) that are used by many clinicians and prosthodontics programs throughout the world. He has invented implant prosthetic components and is a co-inventor of an implant design. Dr. Bidra’s recent impactful work is focused on surgical safety checklists, prosthodontic safety checklists, and oral antiseptics for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Bidra has received multiple awards in his career including the Distinguished Clinician Award by the American College of Prosthodontists, and the All-on-4 Center of Excellence Award for his contributions to treating hundreds of patients encompassing thousands of dental implants with the All-on-4 treatment. 

Dr. Bidra’s clinical practice is external to UConn at Glastonbury, and is focused on full arch implants (All on Four implant bridges), implant surgery, esthetics, and reconstruction. 

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Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Educator of the Year AwardAmerican College of Prosthodontists
All-on-4 Excellence AwardNobel Biocare
Distinguished Clinician AwardAmerican College of Prosthodontists

Journal Articles


  • Avinash Bidra and Stephen Parel- JOP on Dental Implants 1st Edition, Wiley Blackwell

Book Chapters

  • Prosthodontic management of malpositioned implants and implant occlusal considerations.
    Avinash S. Bidra In: Stuart Froum (Ed): Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, 2nd Edition
  • The role of occlusion in implant prosthodontics.
    Avinash S. Bidra, Thomas D. Taylor. In: Sadowsky SJ (Ed): Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols.