Dental implants are not a device you can learn to place with a single procedure, because they are too flexible and patients’ needs vary too much. Implantology is a diverse and exciting field for a reason, and it’s because professionals like you are learning new methods every day that give more people the chance to experience a natural looking and feeling smile again. Of course, to stay on top of the innovations in the field and serve your patients, you need the right information about how to refine your practice with grafts and other new support techniques that go with implant placement. You need an implant dentistry magazine for professionals like yourself, and there are a few to choose from.
Subscribing to Magazines and Journals
When weighing your professional development opportunities and how you will invest this year’s budget, it’s important to remember that journals and other periodicals represent a great source of information that is at least as technical and well-reviewed as symposium presentations and other conference events, so it’s easier to get more practical information for your dollar if you invest in getting the articles sent to you instead of making travel plans every couple of months. Of course, in an ideal world, you balance the two, attending the presentations of the people you read. That step is only useful once you’ve got the literature so you can develop your technique further.
Which Periodicals Are For You?
Every dental professional placing implants should have a dedicated general implant magazine aimed at people in practice, as well as sources that are specific to their applications, whether it’s reconstruction after trauma, periodontal reconstruction, or any other niche. That way, you learn broadly about improvements to implant technology and placement while also getting the access you need to the specific techniques that will impact your daily practice. That’s how you make sure you’re always providing the best service you can to your patients.