Local Dentist, Dr. Ira Goldberg, Teaches Dentists About Dental Implants

As a leading authority in dental implantology, Dr. Ira Goldberg was invited to lecture in Englewood, NJ last month.  His presentation discussed CT Scanning for Dental Implants, along with Digital Implant Planning & Placement.  As a respected educator, its not uncommon for Dr. Goldberg to share his knowledge and expertise with others.

 

The AAID is the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.  It has an educational branch called MaxiCourses, which are year-long programs dentists can enroll in should they wish to learn about dental implantology.  Dr. Goldberg has been invited multiple times to teach these students regarding various topics related to dental implants.

 

Regarding dental implant placement, Dr. Goldberg spoke about two technologies he uses regularly within his private office: Dynamic Navigation and Static Navigation.

 

“Dynamic navigation is a type of robotic technology,” explains Dr. Goldberg.  “It utilizes tracking sensors, similar to GPS.  It allows for pinpoint precision when placing dental implants.  Its not necessary for all implant procedures, but when you need it, its great to have.”

 

Dr. Goldberg continues, “We have this equipment right in our office.  Not many offices have it, nor does it make sense for them to invest in it if they are not performing implant procedures on a regular basis.  We perform implant procedures regularly, so we definitely have found it an indispensable tool at times.” 

 

“Static Navigation is commonplace these days.  Guides are fabricated digitally with special softwares, and are 3-D printed by laboratories.  We actually are printing them ourselves in our office, too.  Similar to dynamic navigation, the end result is the same: accurately placed implants based upon a pre-plan.  However, static guides are physical devices while dynamic guidance are robotic.  Different pathways, same  results.”

 

At the end of the day-long session the students had an opportunity to try their hand at dynamic guidance, and they also had a chance to speak with Dr. Goldberg to review some of their own cases one-on-one.

 

When asked about his role as an educator to other dentists, Dr. Goldberg thoughtfully stated, “I’ve always heard that when you’re passionate about something, it shows.  I’ve been providing implant services for over 28 years, and I’m always excited about it.  I guess that’s why other doctors and dental professionals ask me for my thoughts and help.  Its quite an honor, and I love to share.”

 

Dr. Goldberg holds many honors in the field of implant dentistry.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the AAID, and also a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, just to name a couple.  Regarding his Diplomate status in the ABOI/ID, there are only a few hundred dentists world-wide that hold this distinction.

 

Dr. Ira Goldberg is the owner of Morris County Dental Associates in Succasunna.  He performs all phases of implant dentistry, and rarely are referrals required.  For a free consultation, including a free 3-D scan (if necessary), please call his office at (973) 328-1225 or visit his website at www.MorrisCountyDentist.com  

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