01 Oct The Specialist October 2021
Why should I Have A Periodontist (Gum Specialist) Place My Dental Implant?
We get asked this question a lot at London Dental Specialists because there are now so many practices providing this useful service.
Advanced Education- Experts in gums and jaw anatomy
In the UK, implant dentistry is not part of the training to become a general dentist. Therefore, we have to seek competence in implant dentistry via postgraduate courses. The length of these courses can vary from a weekend to 3-5 years full time, supervised training. If like me, you agree that a colleague with 3-5 years of full-time supervised training is more likely to provide safe and superior clinical results, the only way you can independently verify that the treating dentist has had this training is to seek the care of a specialist dentist.
Experts in gum and bone biology
Training to become a Specialist Periodontist takes an additional 5-6 years of training beyond dental school. Please see what Laura (our patient below) has to say about this.
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, please get in touch!
Patient testimonial: My friend who’s a dentist said to me “Only have your implants placed only by a Specialist in periodontics”
It was super important to Laura to find a periodontist to carry out surgery to replace her tooth with an implant. She knew a periodontist would be the right specialist who has all the skills and knowledge to take care of the intricate gum surgery to ensure a perfect aesthetic outcome.
Dr Ope: The Gum Specialist uses his skills to restore patients’ confidence.
Did you know it’s really common for patients who are suffering from gum disease to blame and criticise themselves?
We would like to reassure anyone who feels like this: It is not your fault we are here to help!
This 50-year-old gentleman beat himself up about the state of his teeth … for years and years! Many of his teeth were very loose or missing. He thought his only hope was dentures. Within 4 months we restored his smile and more importantly restored his confidence.
Team spotlight on Agi our New Manager.
Agi is our Practice Manager and is highly skilled at putting patients at ease with her warm smile and bubbly nature. Agi will ensure you have a good experience with us.
Agi is very proud to be part of such a great team of specialist dentists, dental therapists and nurses, who are at the top of their profession.
Favourite Place in London
I don’t have one favourite place in London, I love so many things; the parks, the riverside walks the beautiful buildings all around infused with history. If I had to choose one: then it’s the National Gallery, I can spend hours there without noticing the time.
My favourite film is the Fifth Element with Bruce Willis. I can watch that anytime.
What I love about my job I love to help people, and although I am not a dentist I do believe that my contribution brings people closer to a happier/healthier life. I also like that there are no boring days in dentistry, there is always something going on.
London Dental Specialists Dental Training Centre in Primrose Hill – Coming soon!
I am hugely passionate about helping the dental profession raise its standards in periodontal and implant dentistry by creating a space for dentists to grow their knowledge and clinical competence.
Our new building will have excellent teaching facilities within the building. We very much look forward to welcoming dental professionals to our education suite.
If you are worried or have friends or relatives who have concerns about their smile
We are passionate about helping you receive the dental care that patients deserve.
Remember, we treat everyday people with problems that they cannot overcome. Book an online consultation – talk to us!
PHONE NUMBER: 020 7589 7792