SOURCE: Desert Dentistry

Desert Dentistry

August 28, 2015 16:54 ET

Phoenix Dentists Attends Implant Training in San Francisco

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - August 28, 2015) - Dr. Thomas Mattern, a leading Phoenix cosmetic dentist, recently attended a seminar in San Francisco with other top dental implant dentists from across the world. The meeting, which was organized by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, included 20 hours of continuing education training and networking opportunities for dentists and oral health professionals. The three-day seminar included training in surgical placement of implants, bone grafting and dental implant restorations.

"The training allows us to find the most advanced ways to place dental implants and restore them with beautiful and natural-looking restorations that will last for years," said Dr. Mattern, owner of Desert Dentistry.

Dental implants can be restored with crowns, bridges or dentures, making them the ideal solution for patients with individual missing teeth or those looking to stabilize their uncomfortable removable dentures. Dental implants, which are made from titanium, now have about 90 percent of the chewing force of natural teeth and can be placed for patients with thin jawbones. Dr. Mattern places dental implants with a 98 percent success rate, and the implants can last a lifetime with proper at-home care.

Dr. Mattern and his staff use 3-D imaging to diagnose patients and map out dental implant procedures. Using 3-D imaging, Dr. Mattern can plan oral surgery procedures down to the millimeter.

"It's amazing how far implant dentistry has come," Dr. Mattern said. "In the past implants were a last resort because they were not as predictable as they as are today. Now we plan the esthetic result and then place implants to obtain it."

Desert Dentistry is a multi-office practice that offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, short-term orthodontics, sleep apnea treatment, same-day emergency services and TMJ treatment.

Dr. Mattern is a 1988 graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and has taken hours of continuing education to provide his patients quality, state-of-the-art care. Dr. Mattern graduated from the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetology program and holds a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Mattern also has been voted the Best Dentist in East Valley and the Best Dentist in Ahwatukee.

He holds memberships with the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Mattern takes pride in contributing to his community by hosting American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile, a program that helps underprivileged children receive quality dental care. Dr. Mattern’s offices have been sites for Give Kids a Smile since 2003 and have assisted hundreds of children. Desert Dentistry also provides free dentistry services to veterans in recognition of Veterans Day.

Desert Dentistry’s four convenient locations offer patients free dental exams and X-rays during initial visits and provides affordable care options.

To learn about Desert Dentistry’s dental implants or restorative dentistry, visit the website at or call 480-630-2656.

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