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Dispatching the Myths of Dental Implants

Here we go again. Dental implant surgery is a tremendously popular trend in dentistry, with more patients opting every year to undertake the process.

But some pernicious myths remain – and some are surprisingly stubborn. That’s why we’re grateful for articles such as this one, which help to dispel some of the common myths and inject a little sense into the conversation.

Our favorite retort:

[Myth:] Only specialists should place dental implants. “This is the most outrageous myth. Worldwide, 80 to 90 percent of general dentists surgically place dental implants. The average oral surgeon or periodontist places 200 implants per year, while the average general dentist who has completed Dr. M’s A.A.F.E. training program places 350 to 600 dental implants per year.” (Implantology is not a recognized specialty.)

This is the key point to the conversation: you don’t need to be a credentialed specialist to understand dental implantology, or to offer safe procedures for most of your patients. All you need is solid training with an experienced set of professionals.

That’s us. Implantology Seminars has been offering the best implant courses in California for many years. Want to learn from the finest experts in the field? Start here.

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Modern Dental Implantology Makes Everything Easier

Dental implants are renowned for their convenience and style. These simple, robust medical devices can be installed in a matter of hours and last for a lifetime, giving patients back the easeful eating and winning smiles they were missing.

Among other advantages, dental implants offer a deep sense of permanence and simplicity, giving patients the confidence that comes with low-maintenance smiles:

An implant can even help an existing denture from shifting. But while you often have to remove dentures to clean them, dental implants can be cleaned like your other teeth, with no risk of loosening.

It all adds up to a killer technology and a wildly popular service for dentists throughout California. This exploding demand is fueling a growing need for more and better training in dental implantology.

Implantology Seminars offers the best training courses for dentists in Los Angeles, giving you lots of hands-on practice with pig mandibles and digital tools to ensure your practice stays at the vanguard of this rapidly expanding industry.

Call us today to reserve your spot for 2017!

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Get the Facts on Dental Implants

Our dental implant seminars are enormously popular because they cover everything, from the history of the field up through the very latest digital technologies.

Along the way, our seminar guests learn a number of important things about dental implants which can help them to market these products more successfully to their patient populations. Articles such as this one should be required reading for the same reason – to give dental professionals a quick fact sheet they can share in their offices. It includes passages like this:

While the price may be higher than dental procedures you have had done in the past, keep in mind that dental implants last decades, if not a lifetime, when properly maintained. Therefore, you may actually save money in the long run. Most dental implant centers also work with insurance, and finance programs to help cover dental implant costs.

Start with our dental implantology seminars and you can get a full toolkit for selling, executing, and maintaining a dental implant service. With our CE credits and hands-on training, these courses are built for maximum value and plenty of engagement.

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Medicine and Dental Implantology

One of the important topics we cover in our popular dental implant seminars is the question of efficacy, and especially which factors are likely to give your patients the best shot at a lasting, healthy implant.

This study has earned some attention for its finding that certain daily medications could affect this success rate. It focused on two common medications – beta blockers, and heartburn medication – and found that one increased the chance of dental implant success, while the other diminished it:

Failure rates of implants for people using beta blockers was 0.6%
Failure rates of implants in people who don’t take beta blockers was 4.1%
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Failure rates of implants for people using heartburn medication were 6.8%
Failure rates of implants for people not taking heartburn medication were 3.2%

The mechanisms behind these findings were fairly straightforward: beta blockers encourage bone growth, which can lead the body to more rapidly assimilate the implant into the jaw. Heartburn medication can reduce calcium absorption, hindering much the same process.

This study is a good reminder that dental implantology is complex, and that proper training and education are essential to building a solid practice. To get started with the best dental implant seminars in California, contact us.

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The Rise and Rise of Dental Implantology

It has become something of a seasonal tradition in these parts to review the latest industry trend lines regarding dental implantology, dental implant demand, and where that demand is projected to move in the future.

As with every one of the last dozen quarters or so, dental implantology has continued to explode in interest around the globe:

The Global Dental Implants & Prosthetics Market has experienced strong growth over the past few years, and is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.

Dental professionals who are poised and ready to offer the best dental implant techniques, included digital dentistry and 3D printed dental guides, can avail themselves of this growing market more or less at will.

Your patients are increasingly seeking dental implants as permanent solutions to a number of chronic dental concerns, including tooth loss, bone loss, trauma and disease. To learn more about how you can train up with the best dental implantology experts in Los Angeles, simply call us during work hours.

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Harvard Health on Developments in Dental Implantology

A well-written explainer on Harvard’s Health website offers a sort of dental implantology 101 course, including some basic illustrations that help patients understand the process.

Although the page is written for patients, not professionals, it offers formal evidence that dental implantology has absolutely conquered the medical mainstream, and moved onto the lips of private citizens across the country. Dental implantology is a household name.

The reason is simple: implants are by far the best way to restore lost teeth and protect the bone of the jaw. And they’re getting better all the time, while opening up new markets to patients who previously couldn’t tolerate the procedure. Here’s Harvard:

“We’ve seen two big improvements in the last five years. First, we’ve learned how to grow bone predictably by using bone substitutes. And second, we have newer implants that are stronger and smaller in diameter, so we can fit implants into less bone volume,” says Dr. Gallucci. “With certain precautions, even people with osteoporosis may be candidates for implants.”

Your dental practice will be asked with increasing frequency whether you offer implants, what they cost, and how much experience you have in this area of oral health. Your answers will be dictated by the quality of the training you receive.

To get started with hands-on training in professional dental implantology right here in California, start here.

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It’s Dental Implant Month

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has named August Dental Implant Month, in an effort to help spread the word about what this revolutionary technology to can do for people who are missing teeth.

Leave aside the message itself; the very fact that dental implants are being elevated through such a big marketing push should be evidence alone that a vast consensus of experienced physicians and technicians believe they are here to stay. Unlike earlier medical technologies, which did not always provide a consistent experience for eating or speaking, dental implants simply represent a permanent fix – one which is as comfortable as it is effective:

Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by offering a much more stable and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They can be utilized for single or multiple missing teeth in a variety of different ways. A dental implant is a titanium post that simulates the root of a natural tooth and can support a crown, bridge or overdenture. They are very durable and can last a lifetime when properly cared for with regular brushing, flossing and routine check-ups.

The only way to ride this wave and keep your practice at the forefront of dental tech is to train in dental implantology and procedures. The Implantology Seminars team proudly offers the best hands-on training for dental professionals looking to expand their services into this exploding area.

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Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss

Most patients who come to your practice for dental implants are likely there for the cosmetic benefits: dental implants look and feel like real teeth, and can be perfected to your patients’ taste. The other great benefit of dental implants is their extraordinary convenience, which helps explain why so many people seek these devices to make their lives a little easier.

But there are powerful medical reasons to offer dental implants at your practice as well, include a demonstrated ability to slow and prevent bone loss in the jaw:

The jawbone naturally begins to shrink when it is not stimulated by roots. Although dentures and bridges only offer a solution above the gums, dental implants prevents bone loss and stops it from progressing by replacing the tooth root underneath. This will prevent the structure of the face from changing while maintaining volume in the lips and cheeks for a balanced profile.

This benefit can be lifelong, and may help with musculofascial concerns and overall digestive health down the line. Just one more reason to express the strong selling points of dental implantology to your patients.

For the best training in dental implantology, please contact us today.

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How Dental Implants Work with Bone Grafting

Dental implants are the gold standard in treating edentulous patients, and they represent a rapidly expanding segment of dental services nationwide. But that doesn’t mean that every implant survives in its new location, or that every procedure goes off without a hitch.

Recently researchers looked at success rates for dental implants in both grafted and ungrafted bone, hoping to determine which offers a more stable and secure substrate for the implants to take hold. Their findings were surprisingly close:

The cumulative survival rates at 5 and 10 years were 92% and 87% for implants placed in native bone and 90% and 79% for implants placed in grafted bone, respectively. The results from multivariate analysis (Cox regression) indicated no significant difference in survival between the two groups…

Many of us who work in the field of dental implantology are heartened by these results, as they underscore the strength and versatility of modern bone grafting techniques. If you’d like to learn some of the powerful skills you need to give your patients exceptional outcomes on a consistent basis, sign up for our California dental implantology courses today.

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The Nuts and Bolts and Screws of Dental Implants

If you are looking for the best dental implant training in California, you are seeking a higher standard of instruction. You want more than just the basics; you’re seeking hands-on practice, one-on-one guidance and a detailed understanding of dental surgical guides and other modern technologies.

Implantology Seminars has you covered. Our popular California implantology courses offer every level of detail you could want, from basic intro courses to the nitty-gritty of digital tools. We also cover a wide range of implantology procedures, including a couple of the variants described here:

Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

It all adds up to a superior education in dental implant surgery. To learn more about what makes us the best implant seminars in California, please contact us today.