With all the online advertising and buzz, many people have come to believe that dental implants are available from any dental practice. There is a general misunderstanding that all dentists are qualified to perform any dental procedure and that the quality is the same. While any licensed dentist can legally perform a dental implant, dentists who complete dental implants are held to a similar standard to other surgical specialists. Essentially, the dentist should have the education, training, and experience to perform a dental implant treatment.

A dental implant is a very complex and advanced procedure that needs to be performed accurately to avoid difficulties or an implant failure. It is, for this reason, important that you select a dental implant expert who has the knowledge and expertise to properly complete the procedure. It is this high standard which makes dental implants so successfully. Nevertheless, if there is a complication, only a specialist has the knowledge to safely address the problem.

Dr. James Phelan has been awarded “Master” from the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction given to only roughly 3 percent of all dentists. This award identifies Dr. Phelan as a leader within a dental industry, especially when it comes to education and patient care. Moreover, Masters serve as mentors to others pursuing dental education. Mastership is a very difficult challenge, demanding at least 1,000 hours of continuing dental education and a comprehensive examination. Consequently, this identifies Dr. James Phelan’s commitment to providing his patients with the most advanced dental treatment options and superior care.

Do you have questions? What haven’t we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to talk about dental implants, or a related topic, please contact us.