Do you need to increase your focus on surgical soft tissue management and grafting?

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Do you need to increase your focus on surgical soft tissue management and grafting?

Establishing an adequate band of attached tissues, to resist mechanical and biologic challenges, is so critical that a primary educational focus of dental implant surgeons has become learning surgical techniques for the management of peri-implant tissues for predictable, best results.

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Why Clinicians Come to the Sclar Center

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Why Clinicians Come to the Sclar Center

There are two basic groups of clinicians who come to the Sclar Center.

Specialists come to learn more advanced surgical procedures and how to diagnosis, plan, and treat more advanced cases. If they have a lot of experience in dental implant surgery, they often come to fill in voids in their previous dental implant surgery training in the areas of soft tissue and hard tissue dental implant site development, advanced soft tissue esthetics and periodontal plastic surgery, immediate function procedures with dental implants, tissue engineering procedures for alveolar ridge augmentation, and the avoidance and management of complications in dental implant therapy.

General Dentists come to gain a sound foundation of knowledge about dental implants and discern if this is an area of expertise they would like to develop for their own practices. They know that however far they go on their personal dental implant learning journey, they will be better prepared to work with one or more interdisciplinary specialists with expertise in dental implant surgery.

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Developing a Successful Dental Implant Practice Part 3: Distinguish Yourself

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Marketing gurus in our profession frequently tell us practice marketing begins with communicating our value proposition. If we are new in practice or shifting focus, they frequently tell us to envision what we want our practice to be like and set goals for ourselves that will develop our value and set us apart.

What are important distinguishers for a thriving implant dentistry practice?

This is a question that comes up regularly in our dental implant surgery training classes at the Sclar Center. I thought about this some more today, as the discussions this question opens up are very empowering to participants in our courses.

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