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

Clinical Professor
Director, Post-Graduate Prosthodontics
Academic Office Location:
Reconstructive Sciences
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 in the United States. 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’s clinical practice is external to UConn and is focused on full arch implants (all on 4 bridges), implant surgery, esthetics, and reconstruction. 

Journal Articles

Books

  • 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.

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