Dental Implant Surgeons

Dental Implant Surgeons & Dental Implant Specialists

Dental Implant Surgeons are some of the most talented and respected Doctors in Dentistry.  They go by many names such as Dental Implantologists, Oral Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Periodontists to name a few.  Even some General Dentists place dental implants and therefore claim the title Dental Implant Surgeon.  This can be confusing for both Dental Patients and Dental Tourists who are trying to compare apples to apples so to speak.  To complicate matters even further, some Dental Implant Surgeons place dental implants for All on 4 restorations, and others do not. Lastly, a Dental Implant Specialist is a Dental Implant Surgeon whose main focus is placing and restoring dental implants, with notable experience .  

Everything stated above holds true in Costa Rica, so do not be surprised if you see some lines blurred, or conflicting information when comparing Dental Clinics and Dental Implant Surgeons.  This is one of the main reasons it’s good to have someone walk you thru the process of choosing a Dental Implant Surgeon in Costa Rica.  Dental Implant Surgery is serious business, and you best choose right the first time. This does not mean using the most expensive Dental Implant Surgeon or Dental Implant Specialist, it means using the one that is appropriate for your particular dental needs.  Most people do not need a Dental Implant Surgeon with decades of experience, they need a Dental Implant Surgeon who is competent, capable and experienced with the case at hand.

Please scroll down to see the list of Dental Implant Surgeons, and some information and tips on Choosing a Dental Implant Surgeon or Dental Implant Specialist at the bottom of the page.

Verified
Dr. Mario Garita
Dr. Mario Garita
OG Dental Implants
OG Dental Implants
Azofeifa & Castro
Azofeifa & Castro
Nova Dental
Nova Dental
Verified
Dr. Anglada
Dr. Anglada

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How to Select a Dental Implant Surgeon or
Dental Implant Specialist

The specialization of placing dental implants is rather new and did not really take off in growth until the last part on the 20th Century.  And the terms Implantologist and Implantology are still not universally used.  That is not too surprising as modern dental implants didn’t really enter the marketplace until the early 1960s. And they didn’t become widely placed until the 1990s.  As a result, Dental programs at Universities do not appear to have embraced this new Specialty with too much vigor.  There were programs here and there, but no real authorities that guided an industry-wide roll-out.  

This further confuses Patients, Dental Tourists and even Dentists who seek proper accredidations in the field of placing Dental Implants.  Nevertheless, Implantology ( the science of placing implants) and the academicians seem to be coming together in an organic fashion with the practical use in the mainstream cultures around the world.  Dental Implant Surgeons are springing up in record numbers in the U.S. are growing by leaps and bound in a similar fashion in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  That said, Dental Implantology as a standardized industry is still evolving.

Getting past nomenclature, Dental Implant Surgeons appear to enjoy the challenges and payoffs associated with Dental Implant Surgery.  Just as a General Dentist is rewarded (internally) and compensated (financially) for doing basic fixes to smiles, Dental Implant Surgeons enjoy a special pride and command top dollar. This is why it is no surprise that Dentists of many different backgrounds and specialties are signing up for courses and programs to learn to place dental implants.  This doesn’t make everyone of them an implantologist in my book as I believe the term conjures up a more experienced practitioner.  Not someone who knows how to place dental implants, but a Dental Implant Surgeon who has done so for his/her principal vocation for a period of time.

Dental Surgeons tend to be a competitive lot in the field of dental implantology.  Some Dental Implant Surgeons learn to place dental implants in the United States, others in Switzerland, and others elsewhere.  While the instruction given in the placement of implants may be similar in any country, Dental Surgeons believe that certain characteristics of their training, like the location where it is being done, have a bearing on their prestige.  So, realize that marketing plays a role in dental implantology, just as it does in other professions.

Serious Dental Implant Surgeons and Dental Implant Specialists go through inordinate amounts of training. Many will travel to dental implant seminars and dental implant symposiums in order to gain new insights.  Often times, new dental implant surgical procedures are discussed at these gatherings.  Other times, different dental implant manufacturers are trying to demonstrate why their brand of dental implant, or type, style or dental implant system is superior to others. If you can find a PhD in Implants or Dental Implantology, you know you have stumbled across someone whose heart and mind in in dental implants.

And when it comes to selecting a Dental Implant Surgeon to undertake your dental surgery, look for a combination of education and experience.  Some Dental Implant Surgeons or Dental Implant Specialists may brag or call attention to the number of dental implants they have placed.  That is all good information, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.  Some Dental Implant Specialists are just not good. It may be their understanding or their physical skill set is limited. They sometimes diagnose cases improperly, and place dental implants in positions that are incorrect.  Obviously, these Dental Implant Surgeons do not gain too much recognition, and remain in the shadows as other less talented practitioners in other professions.

In order to truly judge a Dental Surgeon or a Dental Implant Specialist, you would need the facts and figures of their Dental Implant Patients over a period of time.  This is how one would go judging success/failure rates. It is all about efficacy when determining if a Dental Surgeon is poor, average, good, great or excellent.  But it is even more complicated than that.  Some dental implant cases are low risk and some dental implant patients are high risk, and vice versa. Their are cases where both the surgical procedure and the Dental Patient are low risk, and others where they are both high risk.

So, for those who are faced with choosing a Dental Implant Surgeon or Dental Implant Specialist, there are many things to consider.  And in the end, the Dental Implant Patient basically needs to make a leap of faith.  Dental Implant Surgeons are no different than automobile mechanics, except their subjects are Dental Implant Patients, not cars.  Just as there are car mechanics of all skill levels and reputation, the same goes for Dental implant Surgeons and Dental Implant Specialists.  They are human.  Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they do not.  Locating a Dental Surgeon for your particular case can be difficult, even mind-boggling considering the variables.  For this reason, getting guidance from someone in the dental tourism industry is always a good idea…as long as that assistance is trustworthy and reliable.

As a Johns Hopkins M.B.A. and Dental Tourism Expert, I am in a good position to help people select a Dental Implant Surgeon or Dental Implant Specialist.  My in-depth training at the best Medical Institution in the world provided me with a solid foundation of working with Dental Tourists.  As a veteran dental Tourist and Travel and Tourism Industry Professional, my disciplines compliment my Dental Tourism Experience working inside Dental Clinics in Costa Rica.  I have counselled thousands of prospective Dental Tourists and have successfully helped more than 1000 Dental Tourists select a Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Surgeon or Dental Implant Specialist in Costa Rica. I will help you choose the right Doctor, at the right price so you can rest at ease you have made a smart decision.  And then, you can get the affordable dental care and dental treatment abroad that you deserve.