You may have noticed that there are many dentists who claim to be “experts” in dental implants. Even if they do not claim to be “experts,” many dentists still say they “do implants.” The average dentist may be involved in 1-10 implants per year. I typically see 4-5 cases per day.
Most dentists receive very little formal training in dental implantology. Many dentists take a couple of weekend crash courses and start surgery from there.
Be sure to ask specifically about the dentists experience…even if it is just one implant. A minor error can have long term consequences.
About 30% of what I perform is “re-do” implant dentistry… Saving, removing or replacing implants with problems.
Most dentists only do one part of the implant. They either do the surgery or they make the teeth. I do both. This makes me very unique. It also helps to reduce cost and the teeth turn out nicer since the all factors are in control of one person. You must go to two different offices when your dentist only does one part.
Do your due diligence and research. Good treatment will last for decades and poor treatment will give decades of problems.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID)
The ABOI/ID is a certification agency that serves independently to protect members of the public who seek dental implant care. The designation signifies that these dentists have met the highest criterion in oral implantology – they have met educational and experiential standards; and, they have reached an in-depth level of knowledge and acquired the highest level of skill and ability.
Since 1969, only 359 dentists in the United States have passed this rigorous Board Certification process. This honorable title makes me extremely well qualified in all dental implant and bone grafting procedures. This is implant dentistry’s “Hall of Fame.”
In addition, I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Fellows have been certified by their peers and have met national standards of education and practice in oral implantology. Due to the more extensive experiential requirements for Fellow Membership, Fellows are required to demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in implant dentistry.
There are 150,000 dentists in the U.S. to choose from…you are in good hands with me!
Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry