A week in the life of an implantologist

This week is a really busy week for me as I’ve been teaching on the Implant Diploma course in London, filming the surgical procedure of placing implants for a leading implant company, and I’m flying to Hamburg to speak at an international conference as well. There’s so much preparation for teaching, and I think we did over two hours of filming for just five minutes of talking the other day! It’s a funny process, doing take after take and trying to get my lines right! It felt like being back in a school play.

Hopefully the video will help others to learn how to place dental implants. Implantology is a relatively new field in cosmetic dentistry, and it’s a dynamic field which is rapidly changing. Teaching is one way I make sure I keep up to date with it! I completed several years of Post-Graduate study on implantology, and I now teach on the course and mentor dentists who are learning how to perform dental implant surgery. Most dentists wouldn’t learn about dental implants at university; it’s only through these Post-Grad courses that they can gain experience in this field.

Experience is the best teacher of all, and my patients can be confident that I will give them the best care because I’ve been performing dental implant surgery for over ten years. They can rest assured that I’ll be able to sort out any problems they may have with their implants. I fit around 300 a year, and my surgery is the biggest user of dental implants in South Wales.

Right, back to my script now. Practice makes perfect!