About Santa Barbara Center for Aesthetic Dental Implants & Periodontics
World-renowned for its innovative microsurgical techniques, the Santa Barbara Center for Aesthetic Dental Implants and Periodontics is truly unique, offering highly specialized treatment that is not available in any other center or practice in the area. The founder of the center, Dr. Dennis Shanelec, is considered the leader in the field of microsurgery, pioneering microsurgical procedures for dental implant treatment and periodontal plastic surgery. His philosophy of microscope-assisted dental implants sets him apart as one of only a handful of surgeons in the country practicing to a minimally invasive standard of care.
The Santa Barbara Center for Aesthetic Dental Implants & Periodontics offers dental implant treatment that incorporates these distinct techniques developed by Dr. Shanelec that are creating a new standard for superior aesthetics. Widely acclaimed throughout the profession as the dental implant technique providing the most lifelike, natural looking results possible, SMILE Technique Implants produce aesthetic results that are superior to other treatment options. Another technique utilized at the Santa Barbara Center for Aesthetic Dental Implants & Periodontics is a microsurgical procedure for Non-Invasive Implants, providing maximum precision for ideal implant alignment, eliminating discomfort, and accelerating the healing time following surgery.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Shanelec has been providing dental implant treatment for patients in Santa Barbara for over 25 years and has received several honors and awards for his contributions to implant dentistry. He has been actively involved in research and innovation, publishing numerous articles and scientific papers and lecturing to colleagues worldwide.