Dental implant surgery is of course surgery, and is best performed by a trained surgeon. It’s easy if your dentist is already an ASIRD member. Just make sure to ask that he/she refer you to an ASIRD member surgeon.
As an ASIRD member, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon has specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved, to ensure you get optimal results. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association as surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and facial surgeons in the United States continue to function as well as healthy natural teeth. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.