As the dental field advances, new, more advanced procedures are being developed. These procedures provide new ways to treat conditions, but many of them are high-risk.
This poses a problem for the dental field. While new procedures can change the field entirely, a few key questions arise.
- Who should be allowed to perform the procedures?
- Are the procedures safe?
- What are the risks to the patient?
Often times, newer, less experienced dental professionals are willing to perform a wider array of procedures. Without years of experience in the industry, they are even less qualified to take on new procedures than their more experienced counterparts.
However, a desire to keep up with new technology and establish their place in the field may cause them to take on more than they can handle.
The community determined that new, advanced procedures that pose extra risks should only be performed by professionals who are certified in the procedure.
For all of the advancements in the dental field, there are a number of risks and repercussions. Many of these newer procedures are not covered by insurance and result in higher costs for the patients.
Still, many patients expect to receive safe and high-quality procedures. They find a dentist to perform their procedure with the expectation that the dental professional will use new, advanced procedures to treat their issue as safely and effectively as possible.
This adds pressure to the dental field to determine how certifications and credentials will be distributed for new procedures.
While certifications and training continue to develop, you need to know how to choose the right dental professional for their procedure.
When you choose a dental professional, especially for a new dental procedure, it’s important to evaluate their credentials. You want to be absolutely certain that you can trust them to perform the procedure.
The dentist you choose should have not only the routine dental education, but they should also have experience treating and studying your condition. You can determine this by reviewing their credentials and education history.
Dr. Hervas is an expert in dental implants. His education was targeted towards Prosthodontics and Implantology. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, a member of the American Dental Education Association, and a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.
His credentials are extensive, so you can trust him to confidently approach and treat your condition. If you are interested in a specific procedure, you can call our office to schedule a consultation today.