Dental implants are my particular focus in dentistry and I’ve travelled all over the UK and the rest of the world in pursuit of the latest techniques and understanding of what is, I believe, one of the greatest advances in cosmetic and restorative dentistry in the last 40 years.
For many years now, we have been using the all on four technique with Nobel Biocare implants to restore the dentition in those who have lost or are loosing all of the teeth in one arch.
Recently I travelled to Essex to spend two days with fellow implant dentist Andrew Moore who uses a different implant system to carry out this technique with many benefits that I wanted to see first hand.
Since qualification in 1988 Dr Moore expanded his clinical experience by taking the post of Honorary Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery at Basildon Hospital. He then completed a 2 year Postgraduate course in Orthodontics at Southend Hospital.
Like me, Andrew’s main interest is in the field of Implantology, which he has pursued with a commitment to postgraduate qualifications in this field, including a 1 year course in Implantology at The Centre for Reconstructive Surgery, Harley Street, London.
He was one of the first dentists to be awarded The Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at The Royal College of Surgeons. Andrew has now been placing dental implants since 1997 has extensive experience and takes referrals for implant treatment from other dentists in the area. Andrew now teaches Implant Dentistry to other dentists at the practice and at the Royal College of Surgeons.
It was good to see Andrew at work – he’s a superb operator – and interesting to see another clinic in full swing, especially when dental implant surgery is underway.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our focus on dental implant surgery then please contact the Glasgow clinic via this website or by telephoning our reception team on 0141 339 7579.
If you’re based in Edinburgh I also offer my dental implant surgery services at the New Town Dental Care Clinic.