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A 63-year-old male asked:

Two implants were screwed into my jaw by periodontist. when osseointegrated, can a recent dental school grad usually be good enough to place crowns?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Assuming: Assuming the recent dental school graduate has enough training and experience, she/he should be capable to place the abutment and crown on some implants. Every individual, whether a recent graduate or a seasoned dentist fall somewhere on the range of proficiency from fair to outstanding.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dental License: The license itself signifies proficiency in the field. Obviously experience plays a role in the practitioner's skills and confidence. If the dentist is confident enough to restore your implants, and you are confident enough in the dentist, then you should be fine.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Ask questions.: Assuming the provider has adequate training & experience, you should be fine. Ask all your questions and determine the best course for you to be comfortable .

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Last updated Sep 30, 2017

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