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Periodontists are Dental Implant Experts

At University Periodontal Associates, you can have your dental implants, including implant-supported dentures, placed by someone with the training and skill to get them done right. Dr. Dennison is a Periodontist, along with his surgical training is the specific specialization in bone grafts and the placement of dental implants. When having any surgical procedure done, alleviate the risks and rely on someone who is experienced and qualified to do so.

What is a Periodontist?

As tooth implants increase in popularity, and with such a high success rate (95-97%), patients are misleadingly assuming that the implant placement process is a simple procedure. The truth is, the high success rate comes from that up to this point most dental implants have been placed by highly skilled specialists. Specialists, like Dr. Dennison, have an in-depth knowledge of surgical techniques, allowing for correct placement, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of potential complications including the right amount of bone density being available. Increasingly, general dentists are completing this procedure in office, without consideration of the whole picture.

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What is an Implantologist?

The American Dental Association does not recognize the term Implantologist, and they are not accredited specialists, whereas a Periodontist is surgically trained and accredited. To receive the title of Periodontist, a person must have completed the specific protocol as established by the ADA. By contrast, a self-described Implantologist does not necessarily indicate surgical training, experience, or expertise in dental implants. This term has been misleading to patients, implying that a specialty exists where it does not.

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At University Periodontal Associates, Dr. Dennison is a fully accredited and board-certified Periodontist who has been specially trained in the placement of dental implants. When you have made the decision to get dental implants, make sure you choose a specialist who has undergone the necessary training through the ADA.

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For more information on dental implants, Periodontists, and alleviating the risks often associated with oral surgery, call us today at (832) 975-0990.