Oral, maxillofacial surgeons rank as most qualified to perform dental implant procedure: 4 key points

A recent study found both patients and the general public believe oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most qualified providers to perform dental implant procedures, according to a study published in Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Here are four key points:

1. In addition to this consensus, participants said dental implants require the same amount of dental hygiene as normal teeth.

2. Cost is the core deterrent of receiving dental implants.

3. One-fourth of the general population group has never heard of dental impacts.

4. The study authors concluded, "Although this study showed that patients presenting for dental implants generally are better informed than the general public, the fact that even in this group some were less knowledgeable than others indicates that there is still a need for public education."

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