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Better Dental Implant Courses for Better Implants

The title of this recent article says it all: “Dental Implants Are Not Created Equal.”

Read the piece and you’ll find some good basic information about how implants work, how they fit together, and what constitutes a completed product. But the piece also emphasizes something valuable, namely that not every grade of titanium and variety of ceramic is the same:

From the design of the threads, the chemistry of the surface, and the connection to the crown that goes on top of it, implants can vary greatly. These factors all attribute to performance and long-term outcome. You need to be sure your periodontist only works with dental implant manufacturers with great track records—ones who have invested the time and research in their products and can prove clinical success.

At Implantology Seminars, we offer solid background information to let you choose vetted and appropriate vendor partners for the implant services in your office. Our courses are designed with an eye toward the very top of the market, where patients see the best results and dental professionals see the highest margins.

To learn more and get started with dental implant training today, contact us here.

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Praise for the Science of Dental Implants

As the best dental implantology CE program in California, we get a lot of questions about the long-term viability of dental implants as business investments.

The forecast is overwhelmingly positive, giving hope to medical professionals who want to build out a more comprehensive dental implant service. Articles such as this one do an especially good job of explaining why and how dental implants have supplanted so many other competing technologies to become the tooth replacement technology of choice:

[O]ver 3 million people have implants and that number is growing by more than 500,000 a year with a success rate of over 90 percent after five years, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

When you learn dental implantology at Implantology Seminars, you get hands-on training using pig mandibles, alongside plenty of lecture-based learning on the latest innovations. It is a complete approach to dental implantology – one which gives our students an edge over the competition.

To start your dental implant training today, reserve a spot here.

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Getting Started with Dental Implantology

It is a common question nowadays: where can I learn dental implantology safely and effectively? One recent article took up the question and explored some of the most common options for dentists looking to expand their practice.

As the author notes, a great dental implantology course should teach more than just the basic mechanics of installing teeth; it should cover the full breadth of medical issues that may arise, including some important questions:

Dental implants can be a complicated decision tree. When do I use one technique over another? Do I need to provisionalise and how should I do this? Should I immediately place, or load, or both and what is the advantage to doing this? Do I have enough bone? Do I really have enough bone and what are my soft tissues going to do later? How do I handle cases that require bone and tissue augmentation? What is my occlusal scheme and is it stable? What are the pitfalls and risks of a certain technique? Why did this implant work but that one fail? What makes one system better than another? Why did this screw loosen? Why did this crown or abutment fracture? Do I screw retain or cement? Do I link implants or not?

At Implantology Seminars, this is music to our ears. Our courses are expressly designed to teach theory and medicine alongside the hands-on dental training, arming our professional students with the knowledge they need to provide superior implant services across the board.

If you’d like to sign up for the best instruction about dental implantology, contact us here today.

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Dental Implants: Not Just for Healthy Gums

There was a time not long ago when dentures were the only real choice for individuals who were missing teeth due to injury, disease or age. Of course there were important problems associated with dentures, including poor fits and a tendency to abrade the sensitive surrounding tissues.

Today’s dental implants address all of these problems, offering a more permanent and powerful solution to people who want to chew, smile and live their lives to the fullest. One question has remained, however: can dental implants help patients with common diseases of the oral mucosa?

A new study strongly suggests that they can, stating that:

[N]o strict contraindication for the placement of implants seems to be justified in patients with OLP, SjS, EB nor SSc. Implant survival rates are comparable to those of patients without oral mucosal diseases. Treatment guidelines as for dental implantation in patients with healthy oral mucosa should be followed.

In other words, implants “take” just as well within these mouths as they do in conventionally healthy ones. Just one more reason why dental implants have become a widely adopted solution of dental surgeons.

If you’d like to learn the latest dental implantology techniques via hands-on training, contact Implantology Seminars today.

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The Advantages of Dental Implantology

As one of the foremost providers of dental CE training in Southern California, we often evangelize about the many advantages of dental implants. Because these medical devices are far more stable than dentures and far safer than living without teeth, dental professionals are deeply interested in learning how they can provide dental implants for their own patients.

WebMD offers even more reasons why dental implantology represents the future of oral surgery, and why dental practices that forego training in this area are likely to lose out. As the website says about the success rate of most implants:

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.

If you’d like to shore up your business and give your patients the very best option for better smiles that last for decades, please check out our implantology course catalog today.

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The Financial Test of Dental Implantology

One of the basic threshold tests any new medical technology must pass is proving its medical worth. Sure, cosmetic procedures arise on a daily basis, but only a few of these get promoted from elective to essential in the eyes of our nation’s medical adjudicators: the insurance companies.

Dental implants are currently at just such a crossroads. Although endless ink has been spilled extolling the value and benefit of these powerful devices, many insurance carriers still see them as a cosmetic choice, rather than a medical necessity. The reason isn’t complicated:

First, an explanation as to what implants are. Dental implants are a titanium rod inserted in the jaw and topped with a crown to replace a missing tooth. Unlike dental bridges, implants don’t need to be replaced. Since they are implanted in the jaw, they help preserve the jaw bone itself. Implants don’t decay, and unlike bridges are easy to floss between. While they might be more expensive at first, ultimately they save money. Bridges are one thing usually covered by dental insurance, though – unlike implants. [Emphasis added]

Saving money over the long-term is a complicated proposition to prove, but we are making progress. Given the ever-widening circle of dentists who offer implantology services throughout the country, it’s only a matter of time before the powers that be come around and recognize that dental implants save money along with smies.

Until then, we’ll keep advocating and improving our patients’ lives one case at a time.

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All the Latest Dental Hands-On Training Courses

It’s a new year, and that means we have updated all of our dental hands-on training courses. Implantology Seminars is proud to offer the finest implant seminars in Los Angeles, led by experienced dental surgeons throughout the Southland.

Our latest brochure is up as well – you can check it out here, or simply head over to our full listing of courses. In the coming months, we will bring a number of outstanding offerings to LA and beyond, including:

– Introductory Techniques for General Dentists with Live Surgical Demonstration
– Advanced Bone Grafting Hands-On Dental Implant Seminar
– Advanced Implant Restoration Techniques, Implant Overdentures & Complication Management
– And many more

Advanced and continuing implant seminars give your practice an edge, and help you offer your patients the absolute vanguard in new dental technologies. To sign up for the finest dental implant training in the region, start here.