How to choose your surgeon for dental implant placement

Who should place your dental implant? Patients often ask me how they should choose a surgeon. When you look on the internet you will often see the following recommendations: Ask your friends Ask your dentist Look at online reviews Go to a specialist While these are helpful tips, one key piece of information needed during your decision making process is missing–real research. If you want......
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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Guest Speaker

This November the Hispanic Heritage Foundation reached out to me to be the guest speaker for the STEM Club of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. As the guest speaker, I had the honor to share my story with the students. I spoke about how I made the decision to go into both of my specialties starting with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and then Cosmetic Surgery.......
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The Latest Developments in Dental Implants

As you prepare for your dental implant surgery, you may wonder how this surgical procedure has evolved to achieve more predictable results with less discomfort for you. You’ll want to choose a dental surgeon that can provide cutting-edge care for the best results possible. Why not choose a surgeon that has developed the most advanced and accurate implant placement system in the world? Recent developments......
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How Do Surgeons Choose a Method for Dental Implant Placement?

Contemporary implant dentistry has moved into the digital world. CBCTs and intra oral laser scanning have given us the three dimensional tools to accurately plan our patients implants. Unfortunately, the vast majority of implants are placed freehand. Freehand placement can lead to poor implant placement. Poor implant placement means you, the restorative dentist, must spend more time optimizing the final prosthetics and in the worst......
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Post Op Has Never Been So Easy

At CCOMFS we value your time, and your patients’ time. We understand that not every case, despite the potential similarities to others, requires identical levels of post-operative care. A healthy patient coming to us for an extraction or third molar surgery most likely will not need the same level of post-operative care that someone with extensive bone grafting and jawbone surgery will require. It is......
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We Help You Avoid Dry Socket Before It Starts

Dry socket is the name for a condition in which inflammation occurs in the jawbone (alveolar bone). Also known as alveolar osteitis, this uncomfortable complication is most commonly related to dental surgery for extractions of lower teeth. It can also occur when bone grafts are placed into tooth sockets after extractions. At CCOMFS, patient safety and comfort is at the heart of everything we do.......
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When Making Referrals, It’s All About Communication

As a referring doctor, you have a lot to consider when sending your patients for further examinations or procedures. Which specialist will take care of your patients the same way you do? Which provider uses the latest technologies and advancements? Which doctors’ offices are the easiest to work with? When it comes to referrals, the details are important. From providing patients with information regarding the......
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4 Must-Have Elements of a Quality Referral

How to Stand Out from Your Competition Service and attention matter. When you go out for a nice dinner, you can expect a certain level of personal attention from your server. When you stay at a hotel, it’s important that the staff makes you feel comfortable and welcome. When you refer a patient to another physician for their expertise, you expect that your patients will......
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Your In-depth Guide to Guided Surgery

You set out on a road trip that you’ve been looking forward to for months. The bags are packed, the kids are with their grandparents, the dog is boarded, and the house is locked up. About 50 miles in, you realize you didn’t follow the directions, made a slight wrong turn, and are now about 49 miles off course. While it may not be quite......
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With Dental Implants it’s No Pain, Lots of Gain

After appointments, consultations, and a thoughtful decision process, you have made the choice to go through with a dental procedure. At first, you are elated. The decision is made! Next, you feel relief. You are going to look and feel better and live life with more freedom after the procedure. But then, you start to worry and become anxious… it’s gonna hurt! Although the popular phrase......
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