Dr Jose Navarro is originally from Las Palmas in Spain. After attending Gordonstoun School, Scotland, he went back to Madrid to study for his dentistry degree. He then completed a 3 year postgraduate program in periodontology (gum disease) and implant dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry. For the following 2 years, he remained at New York University College of Dentistry, where he achieved a Master of Science degree for his high strength ceramics research and taught implant dentistry at the Aesthetics department.
As an experienced implant dentist he has devoted a lot of his clinical time to immediate implant treatments including ‘teeth-in-a-day’ and ‘All-on-4’, where replacement teeth are placed at the same time as the implants are placed. Alongside this, he places conventional implants and utilises guided surgery, where treatment is planned outside of the mouth using CT scans and advanced software, reducing the time and amount of surgery and often improved healing times.
Alongside his implant work, he is a DSD (Digital Smile Design) Key Opinion Leader and Instructor, working in close collaboration with Christian Coachman, the founder of the DSD concept. This procedure allows a visualisation of one’s smile design, improved treatment planning and a fully digital workflow, reducing the amount of time in the dental chair.
Jose has achieved awards for his research from several societies including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Research Award in 2011 and the American Academy of Osseointegration best presentation award in 2007. He has been heavily involved in the academic world throughout his career and has co-written several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and co-edited the book “High Strength Ceramics”.
Jose has lectured nationally and internationally throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and is an invited lecturer at a number of universities where he shares his knowledge and experience with the implant surgeons of tomorrow.