SOURCE: Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology

Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology

December 31, 2014 11:53 ET

Peabody Dentist Working Toward Forensic Dentist Board Certification

PEABODY, MA--(Marketwired - December 31, 2014) - Dr. Donald Plourde, a practice partner at the dental implant center Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology, is completing required courses to become a forensic dentist.

Dr. Plourde has been with the practice since 1990 and will take his next set of forensic dentistry courses in February 2015. His goal is to become a board certified forensic dentist, of which there are only 95 in the United States. These forensic dentists are often asked to identify remains through dental records; determine the age of human remains; examine bite marks; and give legal testimony during dental malpractice suits.

Dr. John Argeros, owner of Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology, said Dr. Plourde's experience and skillset will make a great impact in the field of forensic dentistry.

"The study of forensic dentistry benefits all the people in our state. The ability to have an expert in forensic identification is key in many missing person cases as well as crime scene identifications," Dr. Argeros said. "Patients love to hear what Dr. Plourde is working on. They like to know that he has special knowledge that other dentists do not possess."

Dr. Argeros, who is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has served the Peabody community for more than 35 years. Focused on full oral restoration, the Peabody dentist and the staff at Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology provide Peabody All on Four dental implants, implants for dentures, crowns, bridges, as well as cosmetic dental work like veneers, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry and, most recently, endodontics. Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology also recently began offering Botox and Juvederm as part of its Peabody cosmetic dentistry services.

Dr. Argeros began incorporating dental implantology into his practice in the 1980s. His experienced and well-trained staff uses the latest technology to serve patients through paperless dental management software, CT scans, digital radiology, intra-oral cameras and CAD/CAM restorations. Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology uses the I-Cat, a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography scanning system that shows a complete scan in just nine seconds.

Dr. Argeros is one of a few hundred dentists in the world who holds a certification in dental implants from the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He also is the former president of the Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In 2009, Dr. Argeros earned the prestigious Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and was also appointed to the review board for the academy's publication, The Journal of Oral Implantology. He is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, North Shore District Dental Society, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association and holds a Mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Argeros also has provided restorative dental treatment at the North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital since 1979.

Dr. Argeros' partner, Dr. Donald Plourde, is a graduate of Merrimack College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, North Shore District Dental Society and the American Dental Society. Dr. Plourde focuses on restorative dentistry and is certified in the Bicon, 3I and Branemark implant systems. He joined the practice in 1990.

Dr. Stephen Sozanski joined the practice this year. Dr. Sozanski is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and recently moved from a practice in Newcastle, Maine. He had been with Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology for 10 years before his time in Maine. Dr. Sozanski will be available to patients on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology, at 113 Lowell St., also serves the Boxford, Danvers, Manchester, Salem and Essex County areas. For more information about mini dental implant costs or teeth in an hour reviews at Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology, visit the website www.PeabodyImplantDentistry.com or call 978-278-1760.

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