Spiro C. Karras, DDS, P.C.

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Spiro Karras, DDS

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
Hellenic American Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Dr. Karras is a life-long Chicagoan. He attended Lane Technical High School and received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry with Honors and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top ten in his class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Karras entered a four year, hospital based training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He served his residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and at Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. His residency included extensive training in all aspects of hospital and office based oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia. During his fourth year of specialty training, he was appointed chief resident.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Karras was selected to complete a 12 month fellowship program in reconstructive surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas under the direction of one of the world’s preeminent surgeons in that field. During his fellowship, Dr. Karras had the opportunity to perform many complex reconstructive procedures and to refine his surgical skills. It also gave him the opportunity to be involved in clinical research. He has presented the results of this research at national meetings of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has authored or co-authored several articles in scientific journals.

Dr. Karras has served as President of the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and maintains active membership in the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

Dr. Karras is a Key Opinion Leader for Nobel Biocare, the world’s largest Dental Implant manufacturer and is considered an expert in the “All-on-4 Treatment Concept”, which provides for the immediate installation of full arch restorations on dental implants.  He lectures nationally on this topic, teaching other doctors how to perform this revolutionary technique.

Dr. Karras’ advanced training and extensive professional experience allow him to provide the highest level of surgical care for cases ranging from the most basic to the most complex. He has been engaged in the private practice of oral, maxillofacial, and dental implant surgery in the Chicago area since 1994.

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

“All-on-4” Developing a Surgical-Prosthetic Blueprint for Success. University of Athens Dental School, Athens, Greece, November, 2015

The “All-on-4” Treatment Concept: Proven Methods for Long Term Success. Master Class at Nobel Biocare Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, September, 2015

“All-on-4” Treatment Planning and Prosthetics for Surgeons. Featured Speaker, Tufts University/Boston University/Boston City Hospital Alumni Reunion, June, 2015

The “All-on-4” Treatment Concept: Predictable and Stress-Free. Nobel Biocare, Portland, Maine, June, 2015

The “All-on-4” Treatment Concept: Predictable and Stress-Free. Nobel Biocare, Charleston, West Virginia, April, 2015

Surgical and Restorative Procedures for the Edentulous Patient Using the “All-n-4” Treatment Concept. Live demonstration, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Dec, 2014

Incorporating the “All-n-4” Treatment Concept Into a Referral Based Practice. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Dec, 2014

Surgical and Restorative Procedures for the Edentulous Patient Using the “All-n-4” Treatment Concept. Live demonstration, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept, 2014
“All-on-4” Developing a Surgical-Prosthetic Blueprint for Success. Nobel Biocare, Pleasanton, California, April, 2014

“All-on-4” Developing a Surgical-Prosthetic Blueprint for Success. Nobel Biocare, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May, 2014

“All-on-4” Developing a Surgical-Prosthetic Blueprint for Success. Nobel Biocare, Portland, Maine, April, 2014

Surgical and Restorative Procedures for the Edentulous Patient Using the “All-n-4” Treatment Concept. Live demonstration, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, Mar, 2014

Surgical and Restorative Procedures for the Edentulous Patient Using the “All-n-4” Treatment Concept. Live demonstration, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Dec, 2013

Full Arch Implant Reconstruction with the “All-on-4” Protocol. Athens, Greece, 2010
Full Arch Implant Reconstruction with Emphasis on Immediate Loading. Athens, Greece, 2009

Full Arch Implant Reconstruction with Emphasis on Immediate Loading. Hellenic American Dental Society, Chicago, Illinois, 2009

Wolford LM, Karras SC: Autologous Fat Transplantation Around Total TMJ Prostheses: Treatment Outcomes. Oral Abstract Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1995

Wolford LM, Karras SC: Simultaneous TMJ and Orthognathic Surgery. Oral Abstract Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Denver, Colorado, 1994

Wolford LM, Cassano DS, Cottrell DA, El Deeb M, Karras SC, Goncalves JR: Orthognathic surgery in the young cleft patient: preliminary study on subsequent facial growth. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 66:2524, 2008

Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Concomitant Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery: A Preliminary Report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 60:356, 2002

Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Considerations for Orthognathic Surgery During Growth, Part 1: Mandibular Deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 119:95, 2001

Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Considerations for Orthognathic Surgery During Growth, Part 2: Maxillary Deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 119:102, 2001

Karras SC, Wolford LM: Augmentation Genioplasty with Hard Tissue Replacement Implants. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 56:549, 1998

Wolford LM, Karras SC: Autologous Fat Transplantation Around Total Temporomandibular Joint Prostheses: Preliminary Treatment Outcomes. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 55:2545, 1997

Karras SC, Sexton JJ: Cervicofacial and Mediastinal Emphysema as the Result of a Dental Procedure. JEM 14:9, 1996

Karras SC, Wolford LM, Cottrell DA: Concurrent Osteochondromata of the Mandibular condyle and Ipsilateral Cranial Base Resulting in Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 54:640, 1996

Karras SC, Wolford LM: Trismus Pseudocampylodactyly Syndrome: Report of a Case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 53:80, 1995

Wolford LM, Cottrell DA, Karras SC: The Mitek mini Anchor in Maxillofacial Surgery. Proceedings of The First International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Pacific Grove, CA, March, 1994

Papageorge MB, Doku C, Karras SC, Cottrell DA, Noonan LW: Autologous blood transfusion: A retrospective study in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 52:155, 1994

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