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End of Year Planning
As the end of the year draws nearer and the many special events and celebrations associated with the holidays approach, there are two great reasons why now is a perfect time to schedule your dental work. First, if you have unused 2011 dental insurance benefits and you still have unmet dental needs, you will lose the unused benefit for good…Continue reading
Should you Replace Your Bridge or Get Implants?
Should you Replace Your Bridge or Get Implants? Recently one of my patients was struggling with the decision of whether to replace an existing bridge with a replacement bridge or with dental implants. I explained the pros and cons to her and she is considering her options. With the increasing popularity of dental implants (due in large to technology improvements…Continue reading
Reflections on my trip to the Dominican Republic
On my way home Monday night, I found myself looking back over the past three days with excitement. I had learned several new techniques for placing implants, and for grafting to create enough bone in situations were implants might otherwise not be possible. I was taught by world-class clinicians as we worked together on the patients, and in turn I…Continue reading
Dr. Gordon Rye Travels to Dominican Republic – Day Three
Today was much like Friday and Saturday, arriving at the facility at 8:30 am and staying until after darkness had fallen. The instructors were all exceptionally renowned educators with extended experience and training in implant procedures. The Universidad staff and other support personnel took responsibility and their jobs seriously and the whole weekend went without a hitch. Patients were brought…Continue reading
Dr. Gordon Rye Travels to Dominican Republic – Day Two
Again our arrival on Saturday coincided with a line of people waiting to be treated. Again, we worked over twelve hours, treating about 60 to 80 patients, many patients needing multiple procedures. Treatments today ranged from single or multiple implants, ridge preservation procedures, bone ridge augmentation procedures in conjunction with implant placements or as a preliminary procedure to improve the…Continue reading
Dr. Gordon Rye Travels to Dominican Republic – Day One
Over Labor Day weekend, while my kids were getting ready to go back to school, I was on a dental training mission to the Dominican Republic. I was part of a group of about 30 dentists organized by Dr. Arun Garg of Implant Seminars. To date dentists associated with Implant Seminars have provided more than $1.5 million in gratis health…Continue reading
Advancements in Technology Make Dental Implants Readily Available
I’ve recently had an influx of patients asking for dental implants, which advancements in technology have made more readily available and predictable. Typically my new patients start with the following three questions: “how much will it cost?”, “how long will it take?” and “how painful will it be?” These are important questions, but I realize that many candidates for implants…Continue reading
Speeding up the implant process
Dental implants are the most stable and cost-effective solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth, whether they’re for one or two teeth or even an entire mouth. But they also require specialized knowledge, expertise, instrumentation and equipment. We are one of a handful of dental offices in Northern Virginia who can perform both the surgical placement and reconstructive phases…Continue reading
Doing Some Good In the Dominican Republic
In September we’ll be traveling to the Dominican Republic with Implant Seminars to spend three days placing implants patients. Between now and then, I will set aside to donate to the project $100 for every implant I place. Implant dentistry is the best dentistry has to offer when your natural teeth are not longer up to the task. Now you…Continue reading
Teeth in an Hour!
I’m very excited to be amongst the first dentists in Northern Virginia to practice a new technique using leading edge technology to provide implants and restorations in as little as one hour. Until now, you would have to have your tooth extracted, wait for the site to heal, have the implant placed, wait for assurance that the implant was successful,…Continue reading