Managing editor Mali Schantz-Feld wants readers to become authors and share their innovation and inspiration.
Implant Practice US has been dedicated to the field of implant dentistry for the past 15 years. So much has happened in the evolution of this remarkable invention — from early experiments of the infamous Dr. P. Brånemark to recent refinements in shape, materials, surfaces, and coatings, to promoting effective osseointegration and reducing post-implant infections. Innovations in this field are only limited by the resourcefulness, insight, and inventiveness of trailblazing dentists, inventors, and researchers.
The growth in the implant sector has been astonishing— according to the article “Trends in Dental Implants 2022” on the AAID website, more than 3 million implants were placed in the United States in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that offices have gotten back to work, it’s also time to get back to business. Globally, the dental implant market is expected to reach $13 billion this year. Demographics, consumer awareness, technology, and surgical and restorative advances continue to influence the expansive growth that is expected.
Technology is one key to keeping the specialty on a positive trajectory. Digital technologies, scanners, CAD/CAM, CBCT, lasers, and computer-guided surgery increase precision and accuracy in dental implant planning and placement. Advances in materials for implants lead to greater success in biocompatibility, osseointegration, and soft-tissue response. Implant shape and coatings can now even help to avoid infections such as peri-implantitis — an integral part of patients’ continued health after implant placement.
Even if you are skilled clinically, competition is literally just around the corner. A quick internet search of “Should I get a dental implant?” resulted in 84 million results — from “Are implants really necessary?” to “What type of dentists offer dental implants?” Unless you are marketing to potential patients in your area about what differentiates your practice, you are letting them wander around literally with their heads in the cloud. It’s imperative to establish a marketing plan that has their feet firmly planted on the ground — in your office, that is. Our experts can help with that too.
Implant Practice US speaks directly to the needs of your exclusive group, whether you are experienced or just starting in this niche. Our articles have helped myriad of dentists grow their practices and their skills over the years. To continue that vital collaboration, we depend on our author-dentists’ vision and knowledge to provide techniques and perspectives that increase successes and help mitigate failures in this constantly changing field. We welcome new authors who want to share their insights in our columns that include: case studies, step-by-step, clinical articles, laboratory-focused articles, practice management or development, and my favorite, peer-reviewed Continuing Education articles that garner 2 credits for our subscribers who pass a quiz.
If you want to be part of the cadre of implant-focused dentists who are advancing the field, call or email me to discuss your topics. We would be honored to help you spread your dental implant wisdom to our national readership.
Let 2023 be the year that your practice and your reputation as a dental implant leader thrive! Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Mali Schantz-Feld, Managing Editor
Among our many other authors, check out Mali Schantz-Feld’s “Not what you look at, but what you see,” on page 1 of our sister publication, Orthodontic Practice US to reflect on the importance of beautiful smiles in social interactions. https://issuu.com/medmark/docs/opus_v7n1_issuu/3
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