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Discussion in 'Dental' started by Bugab00, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Bugab00

    Bugab00 2+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Are general dentists able to perform titanium inserts for full restorations after graduation, or is this only done by omfs specialities? I know that once one graduates, he can do pretty much any and all procedures, including ortho, yet not very many do.
    So I guess my question is do most gp's do this procedure with no hesitation? Also, how many do you do in d school before graduation?
    Thanks urrrbody!
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  3. jmjfb23

    jmjfb23 ! 5+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Are you asking about implants? If so, I don't know of any schools where students get to do this in clinic, at least not at my school. You would most likely have to have some sort of advanced training to do this as a GP, like a GPR, AEGD, maybe a CE course.
  4. OceanDMD

    OceanDMD Rather be fishing 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    University of Kentucky allows students to place and restore implants if he or she wants the experience. Of course this is monitored over the shoulder by faculty or a resident. It takes extensive training on the treatment planning of implant placement, and the limitations involved. This is where the difficulty lies. As a general dentist, you can choose to have implant placement as a part of your practice. Always remember, you are held to the standards of a specialist, if you fail to meet these standards and get into trouble, dont expect that shoulder to lean on from your friendly specialist.
  5. dheav005

    dheav005 keepin' it movin' 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2005
    you can place and restore implants at UT-Memphis, mostly in the 4th year. it is kind of a pain to wade your way through the implant board, omfs guys, perio residents, and soon enough, the prosth folks. so mostly they place em and we restore em in undergrad.

    in private practice, general dentists can do pretty much whatever they want, though if their actvities stray into the realm of what specialists usually take care of, they are held to the specialist standard of care. this does vary somewhat state to state. i do think you will find more and more general dentists putting some ortho into their practice in the future, esp. simple tooth movement stuff.

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