Choosing the Right Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. Russo and Dr. Braga are both Specialists in Periodontics and Dental Implants, having completed an additional 3 year Full Time Specialty Training in Dental Surgery following their Dental School. 

There is much a consumer must know before selecting the right dentist to perform their dental implant surgery. Always remember that you’re not just purchasing an implant, but the training of the surgeon and the expertise to properly place them.
 
A well-trained implant surgeon will have received their training in a full-time residency program devoted to dental surgery. Despite the fact that there are some very talented non-residency trained dentists that have perfected their technique to place implants, there is no comparison to a residency trained specialist. Non-residency trained dentists receive very limited education, typically from weekend courses which usually don’t even offer “hands-on” training. Patients must beware. Implant surgery can be a complex procedure which often requires the expertise of a residency trained specialist especially when complications occur. 


Dr. Russo and Dr. Braga also believe it is essential to only use the highest quality Dental Implants.  Although theses implants may cost more, it is worth the investment to use a Dental Implants that have long-term research and development and a proven record of success.  We don’t believe you’d want a “discount pacemaker” from a cardiologist, or a “bargain knee or hip prosthesis”, and likewise we don’t believe in “discount dental implants” to be a wise decision for a medical device implanted in your jaw.  Unfortunately we see more and more of this today with “Dental Implant Centers”, traveling “Implantologists” and  inadequately trained dentists placing dental implants.