Written by Dr. David Digiallorenzo Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:18
PHILADELPHIA—Dimplants expert Dr. David DiGiallorenzo recently released a list of questions that should be asked of dentists when patients select a professional for dental implant placement.
It is important to select someone who has received extensive training in the specialty and who has a track record of success when it comes to performing the procedure, according to DiGiallorenzo, a periodontist.
“There are 11 specialties within the dentistry field, and dentists have a general scope of practice upon completing dental school,” he said.
Dentists who pursue a specialty typically must undergo an additional three to five years of training after dental school, often earning an additional master’s or doctoral degree in their specialty in the process.