There is no higher priority to us than being your trusted partner.  As we have diligently monitored the evolving Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation in South-Africa and throughout the world, we have kept what’s most important- your health and safety – top of mind.

 After careful consideration, ISS Implant Support Services cc and MIS Implants Technologies LTD have made the collective decision to cancel the scheduled MIS Day South Africa 2020.

In addition, Israel has placed a travel ban on their citizens, so Prof. Bichacho is unable to travel to South Africa to speak at MIS Day.

 We truly feel this is in the best interest of all attendees and speakers.

We are working with Prof Bichacho on the possibility of him joining us for the SAAO conference in Cape Town in October. We will keep you updated.

 Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

 Kind regards,

ISS Team

Dr Avish Jay Jagathpal

Dr Avish Jagathpal

Soft tissue management around dental implants.


CV: Dr Avish Jagathpal

Dr Avish Jagathpal is a prosthodontist, in private practice in Pretoria, and is a teacher in both undergraduate and postgraduate prosthodontic programs at the University of Pretoria.  He graduated as a general dentist from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005, having taken the best student in removable prosthetics award, the best student in fixed prosthodontics award, the SADA award for the best final year student in operative dentistry, the Fred Hossack prize for the best case in clinical prosthodontics, and was admitted to The Golden Key International Honour Society in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence.  He was in general practice in Durban from 2008 - 2013. In December 2013, Dr Jagathpal completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Interceptive Orthodontics at the University of the Western Cape and went on to graduate as a Prosthodontist cum laude from the University of Pretoria in 2017.  He has presented at the University of Pretoria Faculty Day 2015, the Academy of Prosthodontics (South Africa) in November 2014 and November 2015, The ITI World Symposium 2017 (Switzerland), the International College of Prosthodontics Biannual Meeting 2017 (Chile), the Southern Implants International Forum in Hermanus (2018), has lectured at several national and international ITI study club meetings, and the  International College of Prosthodontics Biannual Meeting 2019 in Amsterdam. He is a co-director of the Midrand/Centurion ITI Study club, is a trainer for the Young ITI team, sits on the Executive Committee for the Prosthodontics Academy of South Africa, is an ITI fellow and serves as Communications Officer for the ITI section Southern Africa.

Dr Avish Jagathpal in the media

Mechanically-retained facial prosthesis for a large defect following Cancrum Oris: a clinical report

Abstract: Retention is of critical importance in the satisfactory performance of a large maxillofacial prosthesis. Large defects
often lack sufficient undercut to allow prostheses to be self-retentive. External modifications of the prosthesis are often
required to provide an acceptable result.