San Diego Dental Implants: Extensive Options and Renowned Experts
Residents of San Diego County are fortunate to have more choices for dental implant treatment and specialists, who are renowned experts, than most areas of the country. There are Oral Surgeons, Periodontists and Prosthodontists in the region who have not only provided quality dental implant treatment for thousands of patients, but have also lectured nationally and internationally, authored articles for scientific journals, and participated in clinical trials and research for various techniques and products.
Many of these specialists have also served in leadership positions in various professional organizations that focus on elevating the standards of continuing education to ensure the highest level of quality for patients. One of these organizations is the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), which is dedicated to advancing the science, practice and ethics of implant dentistry, is holding their annual convention in San Diego February 18-20.
Dr. Stephen Wheeler, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Encinitas, is the former President of the AO and a member of the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA) Advisory Board. He has devoted nearly 30 years to the advancement of dental implant technology and professional education, serving in multiple positions for the AO. Dr. Wheeler is an international lecturer and contributor to numerous scientific publications and is well respected throughout the profession for his expertise in dental implants and bone grafting.
San Diego County is also home to a specialist who literally changes peoples’ lives by providing specially designed prostheses that rehabilitate patients with oral and facial defects caused by cancer or trauma and those born with oral and facial defects. Dr. Harold Gulbransen in La Mesa is a Prosthodontist with additional expertise in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, a subspecialty of Prosthodontics. Dr. Gulbransen is also renowned for his expertise in dental implant reconstruction and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental implants and medically compromised patients.
View Dr. Wheeler’s Profile here.
View Dr. Gulbransen’s Profile here.