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COLLEGEVILLE, WILLIAMSPORT AND PHILADELPHIA, PA – Williamsport, PA dental implants specialist Dr. David DiGiallorenzo has released a list of the two primary reasons why patients in need of dental implants or the laser-assisted new attachment procedure- called LANAP– should seek treatment from a periodontist instead of a general dentist.

1. Training
A periodontist is a dentist who has completed 2- to 6-year post doctoral residencies in the surgical disciplines of dentistry after graduating from dental school. This specialty involves sophisticated diagnostics, genetics, DNA, antimicrobial therapy, and surgical skills- including implantology, prosthetics, regeneration therapy and microsurgery.

Some dentists complete just two days of training before offering dental implant procedures in their offices, said DiGiallorenzo, a Williamsport, PA periodontics specialist who has practiced dental implantology and periodontics since 1995. He is an internationally-known speaker on these topics.

“No rules govern what a general dentist can and cannot do,” DiGiallorenzo said, “unlike medical doctors, where a general practitioner wouldn’t consider doing an orthopedic procedure or a heart procedure.”

2. Experience
Although there is nothing preventing general dentists from offering dental implant and LANAP procedures, something patients should consider prior to selecting a professional for either treatment is their experience level. Specialists such as the Williamsport, PA periodontists in DiGiallorenzo’s practice perform these intricate procedures daily.

“How often does a general dentist do these?” DiGiallorenzo asked. “If I had to choose, I would want a professional who has done thousands of these procedures, as opposed to one who may have performed dozens of them.”

 

© 2011 Sinai Marketing and Dr. David Digiallorenzo.

Meet Dr. D

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo received his training at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis in the early 1990s. His training included prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and advanced oral reconstructive techniques, including oral implantology.

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