Making the choice to receive a dental implant is a significant investment into your smile and overall wellbeing. Once that choice has been made though, the next question that arises is how do you choose the right dentist to promote this treatment? And what qualities should you look for in a dental implant provider?
The answer is simple: experience and training.
These two factors should carry much of the weight in your final decision. The reason for this is that many dental practices and professionals will place dental implants, but were going to tell you a secret that may frighten some and frustrate others.
General dentists can “learn” to place a dental implant in a weekend course. Other can go a teeny step further and attend short training programs.
The bottom line is that when choosing a dental professional to place your dental implant, the quickest fix is not the best choice for a long lasting solution. Your best bet will come from doing a bit of homework and finding out which dentists have a good amount of not just experience but interest in the fields of restorative dentistry.
Luckily, we’ve done some of the work for you. Right here, at your disposal, is a dentist that has dedicated a large portion of not only his education, but his life and personal time, to the art of restorative dentistry; Dr. Harry Albers.
Upon completing his general practice residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in San Francisco, Dr. Albers actually taught fixed prosthodontics at the University of California Dental School in San Francisco. After this, Dr. Albers then went on to teach operative dentistry and the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco.
When choosing a dental implants dentist, it might be in your best interest to consider this fact; Prosthodontics is the only specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which deals with restoring and placing dental implants. Beware of non-legitimate specialists. Other dental professionals who may label themselves as “cosmetics dentists” or “implantologists” are not legitimately recognized specialists because these titles are not recognized by the ADA.
In the past twenty-five years, Dr. Albers has dedicated much of his free time to writing the many books on tooth-colored restoratives, veneers, bonded posterior restorations, fixed prosthodontics, temporization and impression techniques which have been published and widely received with positive reviews. Dr. Albers best-selling text Tooth Colored Restorations, which is acclaimed as being the most comprehensive text on cosmetic and adhesive dentistry, is in its ninth edition and has been translated into two foreign languages.
On top of all these amazing achievements, and years dedicated to the specialty of prosthodontics, our Santa Rosa dentist continues to play an active role in the education of other future adept dental implant dentists. He continues to offer various lectures and hands-on courses through several educational programs worldwide. In the last twelve years, Dr. Albers has played a major role in organizing over five-hundred and fifty dentist graduates from these groups and into the Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry (ACAD).
Dr. Albers is not only an active restorative dentist, but a teacher to future restorative dentists as well. So, if given the choice, who would you pick? The student? Or the teacher?
Our money is on the teacher.