Interview starts: 7:23
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Sully Sullivan, DDS, is an implantologist, partner in his own dental practice, and co-host of the Millennial Dentist podcast. Dr. Sullivan is a fourth generation—you read that correctly—dentist in his family, knows anything and everything you’d want to know about implants, and wants the average person to understand what goes into preparing, installing and maintaining an implant.
In this episode, Dr. Sullivan explains exactly how implants work and are installed, walks us through a typical implant procedure, and discusses some of the challenges implantologists face.
– Dr. Sullivan explains how he got his idiosyncratic moniker.
– Why Dr. Sullivan believes younger dentists need a working knowledge of cone beam computed tomography going forward.
– Who makes for an ideal dental implant candidate?
– Why it’s possible to be too early to put in an implant, and the reason Dr. Sullivan likes working with older patients.
– Taking a closer look at the “anatomy” of an implant.
– Dr. Sullivan breaks down what the average implant surgery looks like.
– Examining a few restorative processes and looking ahead at the future of implantology.
“So much of how they lost [the tooth], to me, is going to affect and influence the predictability of my success.”
“You really want proportional size to proportional bone.”
“Post-doctorally, single implant patients do really, really, really well.”
“We really have an opportunity to plan the implant placement with the end in mind.”
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