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The Expertise for Dental Implants

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Today, every budding dentist is trained to place implants when completing their graduate education. But it wasn’t always like this. When I was in dental school at Northwestern University, this procedure was just starting to enter the curriculum. It was “Love at First Sight” for me! I went on to become a member of the founding team to start an Implant Center at Northwestern. This team conducted three-day Seminars several times a year, for many years. I chose to focus my private practice on a specialized field of dentistry, known as Prosthodontics, in which dentists design individualized structures for the mouth that improve function for patients with a complicated problem that needs a long-term solution.

Because placing implants is very technique-sensitive and requires considerable evaluation of the bone density and implant position, my experience has allowed me to share this knowledge with those choosing dentistry as a profession, be they advanced courses for dentists or hands-on techniques for lab technicians. As time allows, I also work with current seniors to prepare them to accurately place implants and other forms of prosthodontics, such as specialized dentures.

My family claims that I still have a good case of “Love at First Sight”, as evidenced by dinner table conversation, and I believe that I’ve never actually worked a day in my life. What a Blessing!

Contact Winterset Dental today to find out which treatment is right for you.