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"The back-up I receive from the company is first class. I also think their commitment to postgraduate education, in the quality of the courses they promote, is unrivalled. These surely help other dental surgeons to hugely develop their skills in the field of implant dentistry. Appropriate, researched, structured training is of paramount importance in implant dentistry."

Ross Drybrough

Worthing Implant Centre

"The service, support and training provided by DENTSPLY is second to none. It's fantastic knowing that the back-up is there to help you build a championship practice team with excellent implant skills."

Daniel Cattell

Cheriton Dental Practice

Extra support for treating more implant cases

Issued: Monday, 27 January 2014

Momentum is growing behind a new campaign to help dentists and dental technicians to share in the proceeds of implant dentistry growth.  The aim of the ‘Goodbye Gaps’ programme is to get one million people with missing teeth into dental practices to discuss implant treatment.  This initiative expands and amplifies the extensive support already offered by DENTSPLY Implants to help dental professionals gain more fee income from treating implant cases.

The Goodbye Gaps campaign improves patient access to dentists who place implants, through direct contact as well as via referral by their own general practitioner.  In partnership with dentists around the country, the information available to patients about implant treatment is also being increased, through national and local, online and print media. 

General dental practitioners who want to begin restoring implant cases for their own patients, can get started by attending ‘R£LAX’ events hosted by local surgical partners across the country.  The ‘R£LAX’ package includes free training and a mini prosthetics kit with which to restore the first implant case.  DENTSPLY Implants also offers dentists who restore implant cases chair-side literature and merchandising to help acquaint their patients with the treatment options and benefits. 

Dr Tim Earl of The Lodge Dental Practice in East Sussex restores dental implant cases for his patients, following surgical placement at The Implant Centre in Haywards Heath.   Tim says: “Offering dental implants to my patients gives them the full spectrum of treatment options.  This enables me to present a complete, rounded treatment plan.”

Further training is available to clinicians wishing to learn to restore more complex cases.  This is backed by local clinical support from surgical partners.  In-practice marketing advice and support is also available through DENTSPLY Implants’ nationwide network of local territory managers.

Dr Matthew Holyoak of Woodlands Dental in Lancashire works closely with Fylde Coast Dental Implant Centre.  Matthew explains: “I enjoy the convenience of having an experienced local colleague who places the implants.  This leaves me free to concentrate on the restorative aspects of the case.  I plan the treatment and we work as a team to provide the best outcome for the patient.”

Dentists who place and/or restore implants also benefit from DENTSPLY Implants’ investment in national campaigns, utilising both print and online media.  Thousands of additional patient enquiries are generated annually via the highly successful patient information website, www.dentists4implants.com.

Dr Alan Carter of Dentistry at No3 in Dunfermline describes how having his details on the website has helped his implant business: “I have been receiving steadily more enquiries from patients since joining the dentists4implants initiative. People seem to be finding the practice better and we are now getting interest from a much wider geographical area.”

For dentists who place implants, DENTSPLY Implants offers active support for development of referral networks and increasing referral volumes, encouraging general practitioners to restore cases for their own patients. 

Implantologists can also access specialist help to improve the effectiveness of local advertising to attract new patients.  Practitioners who wish to raise their profile within the profession can participate in a programme of clinical articles published regularly in professional journals. 

Dr Colin Neil of Confident Dental Care in Stroud enthuses: “DENTSPLY Implants has continually supported my development as an implant surgeon. They are always coming up with new initiatives to help the practice grow.  In combination with my hard working team, it’s a win-win partnership.”

Dental technology is integral to DENTSPLY Implants’ programmes for supporting the growth of implant treatment.  The company provides dental technicians with unique support to promote laboratory services to dentists involved with implant placement and restoration.  It offers digital prosthetic systems to provide state-of-the-art restorations for the full range of implant cases, whilst making savings on both time and expense.

Steve Campbell, Managing Director of Ambridge Ceramics explains how the convenience of online ordering of CAD/CAM single tooth abutments and bridge suprastructures works: “We just put the model and our design requirements in a box and send it off for the proposition to be made.  This leaves our skilled technicians free to concentrate on getting the set-up right and delivering the best prosthetic and aesthetic outcome for the patient.”

Dental professionals who want to benefit from the ‘Goodbye Gaps’ campaign can find further details of the support provided by DENTSPLY Implants by visiting www.dentists4implants.com/goodbyegaps

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