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53% of Dentists Placing Dental Implants (video)

53% of Dentists Placing Dental Implants (video)Dental implants are quickly becoming the dental treatment of choice for dental patients with missing teeth, according to dentists who place dental implants.

Prosthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons do all the dental implants, but so do general dentists.

Specialists claim that they are more qualified to place implants, but a lot of general dentists also place implants.

Due to the exponential growth in the placement of dental implants in recent years, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they place their own dental implants.

Responded one dentist, “I place implants myself, but only in ideal situations.”

Another general dentist said, “After referring my dental patients to specialists and getting back poor work I thought: How much worse can I do? Now I offer implants.”

To hear more of what dentists had to say about dentists placing dental implants, Click on Play to watch the following video:

What are your thoughts on dentists placing dental implants?

Are you placing implants at your dental practice?

Dentists Report on the Value of a New Dental Implant Patient

Dentists Report on the Value of a New Dental Implant PatientThe latest The Wealthy Dentist survey reveals that the average gross production of a new dental implant patient in the first 9 months of treatment in 2012 was $4,400.

Urban dentists reported higher production figures with amounts between $3,000 – $15,200.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. By age 74, 26% of U.S. adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.

Dental implants have become an increasingly popular choice among dental patients for replacing their missing teeth.

The American Dental Association reports that approximately 3 million people have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. The estimated U.S. market for dental implants is $1 billion.

In this survey, general dentists report average production profits between $1,200 and $15,200 for new dental implant patients, while prosthodontists average $5,000.

One dentist responded, “After referring my dental patients to specialists and getting back poor work I thought: How much worse can I do? Now I offer implants.”

What are your thoughts on the value of new dental implant patient gross production?

Dental Implants: A Survey of Dentists (video)

Dental Implants: A Survey of Dentists (video)Prosthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons do all the dental implants, but so do general dentists.

Specialists claim that they are more qualified to place implants, but a lot of general dentists also place implants.

Due to the exponential growth in the placement of dental implants in recent years, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they place their own dental implants.

About half of general dentists place dental implants. In this survey, 53% of general dentists said they do dental implant placement themselves.

“I pick and choose,” said a Virginia prosthodontist. “Those patients who need a more complex treatment are referred to our in-house oral surgeon or periodontists.”

“Every general dentist who can extract a tooth can do most dental implant surgery,” said an Oregon general dentist. “I feel that oral surgeons really do not want you to know how easy it is to do. All dentists owe it to themselves and to their patients. I restore 75% more tooth implants now because I am placing my own. The acceptance was astonishing.”

To hear more of what dentists had to say about dentists placing dental implants, Click on Play to watch the following video:



What are your thoughts on dentists placing dental implants?  Are you placing implants at your dental practice?

Dental Implant Success Depends on Oral Surgeon and Patient

Dental Implant Success Depends on Oral Surgeon and PatientThe Journal of Oral Implantology has released the findings of a 10-year study evaluating the success of implant-supported, fixed complete dentures.

According to the Journal, the aim of the study was to evaluate the predictability of the immediate loading protocol with fast bone regeneration (FBR)-coated implants placed in postextractive sites in the maxilla, considering the success rate after at least 5 years of follow-up.

The clinical and radiographic results were evaluated in terms of soft tissue conditions and crestal bone loss values. 158 dental implants were inserted following dental extraction in 70 consecutively operated patients.

Each implant was immediately prosthesized. Data was collected before surgical planning, at the time of insertion, and after 3 and 5 years of occlusal loading.

The study, “Long-Term Results of Immediately Loaded Fast Bone Regeneration–Coated Implants Placed in Fresh Extraction Sites in the Upper Jaw” revealed that certain characteristics of both the patient and the oral surgeon performing the procedure determined the success rate of the dental implant procedures.

Two dental patient risk factors increased the likelihood of dental implant failure: bruxism and diabetes. Implant failure occurred in 29% of the patients with bruxizm and over 28% of the patients with diabetes. Higher implant failures also occurred with newer oral surgeons who had performed 50 implant procedures or less. Interestingly, the effect of smoking was not a risk factor in the study.

The use of immediately loaded FBR-coated implants in fresh extraction sockets is shown to be a predictable technique if implants are inserted in selected cases and positioned with great care, following thorough preoperative analysis. (American Academy of Implant Dentistry).

The study reported a 90% success rate for implant-supported fixed dentures.

To review the report see: American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Daring Implant Dentist Dodges Death Doing Dangerous Deeds

Daring Implant Dentist Dodges Death Doing Dangerous Deeds - The Aizhai BridgeIf you thought implant dentistry wasn’t daring enough, then we’ve found the perfect dentist for you.

A Santa Barbara implant dentist, Joseph Weber, likes to perform dangerous stunts when he’s not securing a crown or restoring a smile.

According to KSBY, Dr. Weber has been invited to BASE jump off of the Aizhai Bridge in China’s Hunan Province. At 1,102 feet high, the Aizhai is considered one of the world’s largest suspension bridges. The bridge was constructed as a part of China’s investment in infrastructure, linking cities that once took several days to get to and reducing the travel time down to just a few hours.

Dentist to BASE jump Aizhai Bridge

The jump invitation is nothing new for the former Green Beret dentist, who is well-known among the BASE-jumping crowd for performing 650 BASE jumps and 3,000 sky-dives. In his interview with KSBY, doctor Weber recounts the number of times he’s been arrested in the U.S., and shares stories of when he’s escaped authorities, “[I] jumped downtown Indianapolis by myself … landed in the parking lot, over the top of a cop car, cops chased me, I got away…”

Dr. Weber has filmed his some of his BASE jumps with the team he often jumps with known as “Team Body Bag” — so named because of how many members died while BASE jumping.

Here is the video of Dr Weber and Team Body Bag BASE jumping —

According to Dr. Weber’s website, he is a member of the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologist at the ICOI Fellowship IPS Mastership level and holds two patents in dentistry: maxillofacial prosthetics and endodontics. He is a graduate of Indiana University, and is obviously an accomplished doctor who lives life to its fullest.

The China BASE jump is scheduled for this weekend.

Dentists, are there adventurous hobbies or dangerous stunts that you attempt during your time off from your dental practice? What do you think about what this implant dentist does for a hobby? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

For more on this story see: Local Daredevil Takes a Leap of Faith

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