Dr. Bidra is a board-certified maxillofacial prosthodontist and director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program at UConn School of Dental Medicine. He 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.
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.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Analogs for dental restorations
2017 Advantageous dental analogs for dental restorations and related methods of use are provided. The present disclosure provides improved analog members for use in fabricating dental implant-supported restorations, and related methods of use. More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous systems/methods for the design and use of protection analog members configured to protect cuff portions of coping members during the fabrication of dental restorations. The improved analog members include an added vertical rim or collar to contact and/or protect the cuff portion of coping members when an end of the analog member is screwed/mounted into place into an end of the coping member. This way, the resin added during fabrication will not contact/adhere to the cuff portion allowing a proper seating of the finished fixed implant-supported prosthesis. Use of the improved analog member also can eliminate scratches/damage to the cuff portion (e.g., during trimming and polishing).
Rapid In-Vitro Inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Using Povidone-Iodine Oral Antiseptic RinseJ Prosthodont
2020 To investigate the optimal contact time and concentration for viricidal activity of oral preparation of povidone-iodine (PVP-I) against SARS-CoV-2 ('corona virus') to mitigate the risk and transmission of the virus in the dental practice.
A device to improve fabrication of a conversion prosthesis for immediate loading of dental implantsJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
2019 A common challenge of fabricating a conversion prosthesis for immediate loading of dental implants is preventing the acrylic resin from flowing over the polished metal cuff of the titanium cylinders. Excess acrylic resin that accidentally flows over the polished metal cuff and adheres to it can impede insertion and the proper fit of the conversion prosthesis after surgery.
Survival of 2039 complete arch fixed implant-supported zirconia prostheses: A retrospective study.Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
2019 The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival outcomes of 1-piece complete arch fixed implant-supported zirconia prostheses fabricated by a single dental laboratory supporting several clinicians.
Surgical safety checklist for dental implant and related surgeries.Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Prosthodontic safety checklist before delivery of screw-retained and cement-retained implant restorations.Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations.Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
2016 To provide guidelines for patient recall regimen, professional maintenance regimen, and at-home maintenance regimen for patients with tooth-borne and implant-borne removable and fixed restorations.
A classification system of patients for esthetic fixed implant-supported prostheses in the edentulous maxilla.Compend Contin Educ Dent
2010 Edentulous maxillary fixed rehabilitation using dental implants is challenging and requires meticulous planning because of anatomic variations and the importance of facial and dental esthetics. This article reviews the application of facial esthetics, lip support, smile lines, residual ridge position, tooth proportions, and tooth positions for different types of patients. Based on these parameters, a simple new classification system is proposed to classify patients into four categories, which will help facilitate an easier diagnostic and communicative system.