We have been driven by a number of market factors in dental implant treatment: those of the implant companies, those of our surgeons and so on. Yet, all of us know that this should be a prosthetically driven process, but who is making the decisions?
Placing and designing implants in a restorative case can be a valuable asset to keep inside a Complete Dentist's toolbox. With the technological advancements in the last few years, it can make a once complex procedure, predictable.
There is so much noise surrounding the dental practice today! Digital this and milling that, going paperless, HIPPA compliance, 3D imaging and virtual models are just a few of the buzz words of our dental publications today. Do you find yourself frustrated trying to keep up? Do you sometimes feel the world is passing you by? Everything these days costs so much! What equipment should I invest in to keep my practice up to date?
Implant dentistry has become extremely predictable. However, we must pay attention to some very non-forgiving principles if we hope to create stable, long lasting results for our implant patients. I call these the “Seven Deadly Sins”. Each one, on it’s own, can jeopardize even the best implant surgery.
My name is Tom Dawson and I recently joined the faculty here at The Dawson Academy. My charge is to bring new educational thoughts regarding dental implants.