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. And 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 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.