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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%
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 Cosmetic Perfection of Dental Implants

As Southern California’s premier source for implantology continuing education seminars, we spend a lot of time talking through the technical details of these procedures.

Take a look at our course work and you’ll see that we cover every possible aspect of training and mastery for implantology, including special focus on the use of digital technologies, including dental implant surgical guides.

One important detail that can occasionally get lost in the shuffle is the simple beauty of the implants themselves, and the powerful effect it can have on the people who have never felt confident in their smiles before.

This page is a great starting point for your patients who may be on the fence about dental implantology: a series of true before-and-after images that tell the whole tale of these reliable and appealing devices.

If you’re seeking dental CE training and need a better sales tool, consider a link to that page on your website. It may be just what your patients need to see before they take the plunge.

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Find More Candidates for Dental Implants

At Implantology Seminars, our mission is twofold: One, we offer the best hands-on dental training in California and Arizona, complete with multi course syllabus and expert instruction; and two, we give our students smart guidance on how to grow their practice for dental implant surgery.

The key to that growth is communicating the advantages of dental implantology in clear language as you identify good candidates for the procedure. Not every edentulous patient is likely to thrive with dental implants, so you want to target patients whose health and lifestyle offer a good prognosis.

As this article explains, that’s a pretty big cohort:

Basically, anyone who is of decent enough health to undergo a routine tooth extraction or oral surgery is healthy enough for a dental implant, [provided] you have healthy enough gums and bones around your jaw area in order to be able to hold the implants in place once implanted. If you have diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic medical condition, then you will want to check with your dentist to see if dental implants are right for you.

It all starts with continuing education training. Contact Implantology Seminars to begin your journey in dental implantology today.

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Why People Love Dental Implantology

Here at Implantology Seminars, we are vigilant in our ongoing search for good educational materials about dental implantology. Fortunately this field is continuing to grow every year, which makes it easy to zero in on great news stories every week.

Case in point: this glowing local video package, which explains who is a candidate for dental implants and why:

Dental implants typically show extraordinary results for a wide variety of patients with varying backgrounds and health conditions. If you want to give your patients the very best option in oral surgery today, you owe it to yourself to seek hands-on training for dental implants.

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Dental Implants in Plain Language

Here at Implantology Seminars, we work with a number of professionals in the field, and take for granted a certain master if the basic concepts of implantology. But every once in a while, it helps to go back to first principles and review the science of dental implants.

This article offers a lucid history of humankind’s quest to replace missing teeth by bonding hard materials into the jaw. This progress accelerated in recent decades as surgeons began to learn more about titanium, and about the natural process of osseointegration:

As human beings, like anything else in life, once we’ve discovered something that works, we now want it to work faster. Thus, in more recent decades, the focus has been on trying to reduce or eliminate the time period between dental implant insertion and the replacement of the lost tooth or teeth. To date, tremendous progress has been made.

It’s a good article that brings readers right up to the latest advances in 3D imaging and dental implant surgical guides, name-checking the growing popularity of “All-on-4” surgery and ending on a positive note for the industry.

If you have patients who are on the fence about dental implantology and want to understand how it works, send them here for an easy primer. Comprehension is one of the most valuable medical tools we have.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last

Unlike dentures, dental implants are built to be permanent. With good care and a healthy lifestyle, there is no reason to think they will ever wear out.

But of course not every patient is identical, and not every crown will wear in precisely the same way. This article describes the general lifespan of a dental implant, touching on the important distinction between replacing a crown (minimal inconvenience) and replacing the entire implant (less inconvenient):

You can expect your crown to last for an average of ten to fifteen years. After this, you may need to get a new crown for your dental implant to maintain the natural appearance and function of your teeth. Getting a crown replaced is not as intrusive as getting the actual dental implant, so this maintenance to your smile will be minor and keep you looking great for years to come.

Dental implantology courses such as the ones we offer help you give your patients the tools to long-lasting oral health. With plenty of seminar offerings at every level of expertise, including special dental CE courses on digital technologies and bone grafting, we’ve got everything you need to lead the field in your area.

Get started with dental implantology training today. Contact Implantology Seminars here.

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Expand Your Dental Practice with an Implantology Course

We see it every day: clients and guests at our implantology seminars who return to their practices invigorated and ready to serve their patients in more advanced ways.

This small account of a similar training and transformation sounded familiar to us, so we thought it was worth sharing. It is one dentist’s description of the new breadth of services he can now offer:

“Many of our patients are currently not able to receive dental implants because too much of the jawbone has eroded,” said Dr. Mattern, who operates Desert Dentistry. “Now we can provide bone grafting and then place dental implants that will give patients back their chewing ability.”

Dental implant training is the key that opens entirely new areas of revenue and patient satisfaction. If you often see patients who require more advanced assistance than you can provide, it’s never too late to engage in dental CE courses with hands-on training and more. Start your journey with Implantology Seminars and join the industry as it forges into the future.

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Dental Implants Improve Life for Women

Another study has emerged that proves what many of us in the field of dental implantology already suspected: dental implants far outperform similar devices when it comes to quality of life.

The study in question followed a cohort of postmenopausal women who required dental surgery for symptoms of osteoporosis, and found that the group which received dental implants reported better outcomes across the board:

Women with dental implants reported a higher overall satisfaction with their lives, said Christine DeBaz, a third-year Case Western Reserve dental student. She was lead researcher on the project and personally interviewed each participant.

Fixed dentures scored next highest in satisfaction, followed by false teeth and, finally, women with no restoration work.

Women with dental implants also reported the highest satisfaction in emotional and sexual areas, while those without restorations scored the lowest in those two areas.

It is yet more evidence that dental implantology represents the most effective, long-lasting and satisfying route to dental health for people of every demographic.

If you are seeking effective hands-on training for dental implantology in Los Angeles, start with our list of highly regarded course offerings today.

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After Your Implant Seminar: Science of Implantology

When local news outlets describe the science and practice of implant dentistry, the results can occasionally be hit or miss. But this recent story offers a nice clear take on the process of creating and completing dental implants—and what patients can expect in terms of ongoing care and postsurgical prognosis:

The accompanying article lays out the clear advantages of dental implantology over alternative methods, closing with a succinct statement of fact:

Currently, dental implants are by far the longest lasting treatment option for replacing missing teeth as compared to conventional treatment methods such as partials, bridges and dentures.

The market for dental implants is growing annually, which is why we are proud to offer the most detailed and practical dental CE courses for implantology in Los Angeles. Check out our latest offerings here, and be sure to reserve your spot early: this kind of hands-on dental training tends to fill up fast!

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Dental Implantology is Growing Fast

Dental implantology has exploded in popularity, thanks in no small part to several watershed advances in materials design and dental implant techniques.

Now a new study has underlined just how fast the field is expanding:

Analysts forecast the Global Dental Implants market . . . to grow at a CAGR of 8.72% during 2015-2019 and Global Dental Crowns and Bridges market to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% over the period 2014-2018. Titanium implants as well as crowns and bridges will continue to drive and dominate the market. Furthermore, all-ceramics crowns and bridges are also expected to drive the growth in the crowns and bridges market . . . This has made [an] exciting market for dental players to invest in.

What this means in plain English is that you will soon begin seeing more and more patients looking for the very latest in dental implant technology. The best way to retain and attract new patients is to improve your own training: invest in dental continuing education courses here in Los Angeles, and you can shore up your credentials across every aspect of dental implantology.

For a full list of comprehensive training and education implant seminars in Southern California, start here today.