Boca Raton periodontist Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles teaches other dentists about dental implants and periodontics both nationally and internationally.
I lecture on implant dentistry and on communication tools for patients both in the U.S. and internationally. I also lecture about tissue regeneration and bone regeneration and indications for all of those subjects. I talk a lot about teaching other dentists immediate loading techniques, which means that on the day of treatment the patient leaves with teeth that are attractive and functional. Those are areas that we have pioneered. I have done a lot of research and written articles in scientific journals specifically on these topics, and other dentists like to hear about this work.
Patient communication is something I also think is very important. We have developed some systems and tools to help patients understand what their problems are and what their potential solutions can be. We try to cut through a lot of the technical jargon and get to the core of what people really should know and what they need to know in order to make informed decisions. This approach is surprisingly not very common among a lot of dentists.
I generally lecture at large meetings where I have many of my specialist peers in the audience. The format is generally very scientific and not promotional or proprietary in any way. When I give a scientific lecture, it is very important for me to be completely up to date on the latest research and the latest literature in our field.
For this reason, every time I lecture I have to go into the literature and read everything there is to read that has been written on my subject, and whenever I do that I always learn more and learn what is new. I sometimes change my approach and my techniques as a result of that newer information or validate something I have been talking about for a long time. That happened to me very recently.
I gave a presentation at the Academy of Osseointegration, which is really the umbrella organization for specialists in implant dentistry in the U.S., and I was forced to go back and read a large number of papers for my subject, which was replacing individual teeth in the front part of the mouth. These procedures are highly visible and considered very tricky and difficult.
It turned out that the literature had changed in the last two or three years and the clinical trends had also changed, so it really enlightened me as to what the new thinking is and it validated what I had been talking about for a long time. Now I have new authority to talk about those subjects and specifically to advocate my points.
I think my lectures also benefit my patients because I have to stay totally up-to-date in a profession that is continually changing and evolving. I am asked to do lectures because I stay current, and I stay current because of time I put into my clinical practice and lecture preparation.
Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles
South Florida Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Boca Raton, FL
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