excuse me..but i've never actually been an anti-perio or a pro-oral surgery person, as I realize both have their own places....i just finished reading this forum on Dental Town, where a general dentist brought this up: He had a patient who had a long spanning bridge and the patient also had some periodontal problems...he first referred her to a periodontist for a consult and possible therapy. He doesn't hear back from the patient for months. After a couple of months, to his dismay, he recieves a progress note from the periodontist that the ugly guy had taken out the bridge himself and had already placed 4 implants!!!. A picture of those implants on DTown shows their horrible angulation and placement. the general dentist is now stuck up in restoring this awkward case..... I have heard similar stories of "proud periodontists" in the past, but this one just ignited me to start a discussion.... what the hell are they thinking?? first they ventured into implants, and then the 3rd molars and "dento-alveolar surgeries" and now restorations?? where will this end? would we expect the periodontists in future to do the RCT's and Ortho as well? is there any legislature which should come out in the future to contain their agressive ambitions?? i mean who would wanna refer to a guy who would not even consider the referring doctor's opinion and go ahead and place implants on his own?? i hope i dont hear any furture stories about the OMFS guys doing similar stuff..