Chapter 24 of "A Guide to Dental-Comfort Breakthroughs -Especially if You Hate Going to the Dentist!"
Comparatively few dentists have taken the time, the extra courses, seminars, and hands-on training to be able to perform dental implants at such a high level.
"Implantology", as this art and science is called, requires specialized procedures, instrumentation, and equipment.
During the process you and I may have many options. You can rest assured that I'm constantly seeking out the best options known and will make them clear to you when we discuss them.
For years my patients have referred friends to the office for our expertise, friendly communication, and ability to get results.
I'm a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Misch International Implant Institute; the worlds' foremost clinical implant training facility.
Dr. Misch is the most recognized teacher on the planet. This doctor wrote the most authoritative textbooks on the subject, and because of that I went straight to him to bring back the results that patients deserve in Seattle. It wasn't convenient or inexpensive to do this--it was simply the right thing to do for my patients.
I hold a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
My practice is one of the handful in the entire region that performs both the surgical placement and reconstructive phase of implants (placing the teeth themselves). Thus, you do not have to see two or more doctors in two or three different places to get your implant dentistry done. We have now accomplished over 28 years of handling patients needing implant dentistry.
My commitment to "doing it right" and the ability to "handle just about anything" has won the admiration of patients and doctors alike. In fact no other local dentist exceeds the number of endorsements from peers that you'll see adorning the walls and website.
"Due to many years of not having dental insurance and not doing the best at oral care, my teeth had become embarrassing to me. The front two overlapped, some were missing, and I was seemingly always having some sort of abscess or other oral issues.
I decided to get proactive about my dental health and was looking for a dentist who could provide solutions to my problems. I came to Dr. Menard for a consultation. He offered it for free and it was very thorough. Dr. Menard made me feel comfortable, I could feel his compassion about his profession and I knew I could trust him to take care of me.
The solution was to be fitted with implanted teeth. It started with the extraction of my poorest teeth (leaving me with 7 of my own natural teeth) and I was immediately fitted with a denture to use while my mouth healed. The drugs used for this first procedure were completely effective at numbing the pain senses and I was back at work in 4 days. At this stage it was very nice to have a mouth full of teeth that could actually grind and chew food and the fact that I could smile without embarrassment.
The next steps were equally pain free. Dr. Menard and his staff always provided me with the best of care and treatment. Now that my implant dental work is complete I will continue to see Dr. Menard and his team to provide my regular dental care. I'm eating and smiling without even thinking about it anymore. It's really hard to believe!"
Drew S. ? Banker, Sedation and Implant Dentistry Patient, Newport, VT
Call us to schedule your consultation at 800-819-0054.
Dr. Andre Menard