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Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

All depends on your location and the specialists there.
Most important is the level of expertise for your needs. Volume probably goes to the Oral Surgeons, then Perio, then Prostho. Best bet is to see the Prosthodontist first as they will be the captain of the restorative ship. If the implant is not properly positioned, it may compromise the result. Often a team is in place. Good Luck.

In brief: Depends

All depends on your location and the specialists there.
Most important is the level of expertise for your needs. Volume probably goes to the Oral Surgeons, then Perio, then Prostho. Best bet is to see the Prosthodontist first as they will be the captain of the restorative ship. If the implant is not properly positioned, it may compromise the result. Often a team is in place. Good Luck.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Well said.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: How many

"How many" is much less important than "how well.
" Ask your Dentist for referral to practitioner he/she feels will provide you with the highest quality of care.

In brief: How many

"How many" is much less important than "how well.
" Ask your Dentist for referral to practitioner he/she feels will provide you with the highest quality of care.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: OMS and Periodontist

The oral surgeons and periodontists are specialists with extensive experience and training in placement of the dental implants.

In brief: OMS and Periodontist

The oral surgeons and periodontists are specialists with extensive experience and training in placement of the dental implants.
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Combo

Combo.... Oral surgeons were the beginners but with more & more generalists getting in the game & a mix of specialists & generalist doing a greater & greater volume of cases.
If the case is very complex I would use a prosthodontist

In brief: Combo

Combo.... Oral surgeons were the beginners but with more & more generalists getting in the game & a mix of specialists & generalist doing a greater & greater volume of cases.
If the case is very complex I would use a prosthodontist
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