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There is a significant difference between “dentists who do implants” and “dental implant experts.” Dental implants are not one size fits all – they are complex, sophisticated devices requiring specialized training and expertise to fit and place properly.

When you choose an AAID-credentialed dental implant dentist, you can be confident you’re working with an expert who has the extensive education, training and experience required to make sure your dental implant surgery is a success.

Established in 1951, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of implant dentistry. As part of its commitment to top quality patient care, research, education and excellence, the AAID created a program to credential professionals in implant dentistry.

To earn these AAID credentials, dentists must meet rigorous qualifications that demonstrate they have the deep knowledge and critical skills essential to successfully placing implants and replacement teeth.

AAID-credentialed dentists invest significant time and energy into dental implant-focused training, above and beyond their basic dental and/or specialist education. Because they have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of dental implants and treatment options, they understand the big picture — and they’re dedicated to putting your smile, your needs and your health first.

AAID-credentialed dental implant experts are passionate about helping you live your life the way you want to. They’re happy to talk with you about treatment options, share their success stories and answer your questions.

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Implant Dentist

  1. Are you an AAID-credentialed implant dentist?
  2. How many dental implant procedures have you performed?
  3. What’s your success rate?
  4. What’s your education and training in dental implant treatment?
  5. Which technique and type of replacement teeth or appliance do you recommend for me, and why?
  6. What steps are involved in the process, and where and by whom are they performed?
  7. What should I expect throughout the process in terms of pain, recovery time, eating, etc.?
  8. Will I have teeth throughout the process?
  9. What type of anesthesia will I need?
  10. What are the risks of the treatment option you’re recommending?
  11. What are the benefits?
  12. Can you share before-and-after pictures of other patients you have treated?


Can any dentist provide my dental implant?

Dental implants are sophisticated dental devices that must be placed carefully to avoid complications or implant failure. For the best results, it is vitally important that you choose a dental implant expert who has the proper education, training and competence in implant dentistry. AAID Credentialing Infographic

Dental Implant Options

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