Not Every Dentist is Qualified to Place Dental Implants
Based on the amount of advertising for dental implants, patients are led to believe that dental implant treatment is available in any dental office. There seems to be a general misconception that any dentist is qualified to surgically place dental implants and that the quality of treatment is the same regardless of where it is provided.
The truth is that it is legal for any licensed dentist to place dental implants; however, dentists placing dental implants are held to the same legal standard of care as surgical specialists. In other words, they should have the same amount of training and experience as surgical specialists if they choose to provide surgical dental implant treatment, including bone grafting.
There is also a misconception about the training and experience required for complete tooth replacement with dental implants and the difference between Prosthodontists and general dentists.
That is why The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness was created. We aim to educate and connect patients looking for dental implants with qualified and experienced Oral Surgeons, Periodontists and Prosthodontists.
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