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Training for Dental Implants in Boise ID

October 20, 2013
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Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
Dentist Meridian ID | Dental Implants

Dental Implant Training

Dental Implant training is an interesting topic. We all want the best-qualified practitioner providing our treatment. So, how do you find out if your dentist has appropriate training?

The first thing to understand about dental implants is that there is no such thing as a recognized implant specialty. Dentists who complete Endodontic residency are specialists in root canals. Likewise, Pedodontists for kids, Orthodontists for braces, etc. These specialties are recognized by all dental organizations like the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and all State and Federal Medical boards. However, there is NO SPECIALTY FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS.

There are dentists who have focused their practices on one or more aspects of dental implants. This does not mean they are “specialists” of dental implant care. They may or may not have more training or be better skilled. But as there is no governing professional body to accredit, bestow, or set the standard, no practitioner should advertise as an “Implant Specialist”. That specialty does not exist.

There are professional organizations that do focus on Implant Dentistry. The largest of which is the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. They do have a credentialing process to help distinguish and inspire their members to excellence in Implant Dentistry. All dental professionals through taking additional continuing education, implant case documentation, and active professional membership can aspire to “Fellow, Master, or Diplomate” membership level.

These are difficult and time-consuming goals to achieve, as evidenced by how few dentists have gained this level of education in dental implants boise idaho. This is a good place to start your search for a qualified implant surgeon, whether it is an Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, Periodontist, etc. Find out what their level of training has been. Find out about their ongoing educational efforts in the area of implant dentistry. Read your dentists bio.

Dental Implants in Meridian Idaho

If you are looking for dental implants in Meridian Idaho, David Cantwell is experienced and here to help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment! 

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