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Looking for a Philadelphia, PA Dental Implants Professional Ask these Questions

Aug 16, 2010

COLLEGEVILLE, PA -- Philadelphia, PA dental implants expert Dr. David DiGiallorenzo released a list of questions recently designed to assist patients who are looking for a professional to place their implants.

Selecting a professional who has undergone in-depth training in the specialty and who has a track record of success when it comes to performing the procedure is important, said DiGiallorenzo, a Philadelphia, PA periodontist.

"There are eleven specialties within the dentistry field, and dentists have a general scope of practice upon completing dental school," said the Philadelphia, PA periodontics expert. "Dentists who choose to pursue a specialty typically must complete an additional three to five years of training after dental school, often earning an additional master's or doctoral degree in their specialty along the way."

Many biomedical device manufacturers have begun offering weekend courses on dental implant placement because there is a lack of rules that govern what dentists can do. That means a general dentist can attend these courses, return to their offices and perform these intricate procedures with just a couple days of training under their belts.

Below is a list of questions designed to help patients determine whether their dental professional possesses the training and experience necessary to place dental implants.

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness ( http://www.idia.org/welcome.html) recommends patients ask these questions if they are considering a general dentist, endodontist or prosthodontist to place their implants:

  • How long has the doctor been placing implants, and how many does he/she place annually?
  • How many surgical training courses did the doctor take, and how long was each course?
  • How many implants-related continuing education courses has the doctor attended annually?
  • How many courses has the doctor taken on managing complications related to dental implants?
  • Ask to see before/after photos that show the results that were achieved.
For dentists who are oral surgeons or periodontists, patients should ask these questions prior to selecting a professional, according to the IDIA.
  • How many years of experience does the doctor have in placing implants and how many procedures does he/she perform annually?
  • How long has the doctor worked with the doctor who will restore the implants, and how many cases have they done together?
  • Does the doctor have before/after photos to show the results that they have achieved as a team?

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about dental implant procedures or you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of the Philadelphia, PA periodontists in DiGiallorenzo's practice to discuss your dental implant needs, please call (610) 409-6064 in Collegeville; (570) 322-4741 in Williamsport; or visit Dr. DiGiallorenzo's Web site: www.perioimplants.us.

About Dr. David Digiallorenzo
Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or "Dr. D," graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

He is a past associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.

Dr. D's private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response. Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.

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Keywords: Philadelphia PA dental implants, Philadelphia PA periodontist  Medical » Dental

Contact Info
  • PA Periodontics
  • Dr. Davis Digiallorenzo
  • 610-409-6064