Aspen Dental expands implant offerings


Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced a rigorous development program, supported by advanced 3D imaging and surface scanning technologies, which is being offered to dentists and support staff in Aspen Dental-branded practices. 

The offering, which will be available to all Aspen Dental offices by the end of the year, includes web-based, didactic, and surgical level courses. 

In 2019, the Aspen Dental network saw double-digit growth in implant treatment, according to a press release from the company. This increase in patient need mirrors research that shows more than 150 million people in the U.S. are at least partially edentulous. Over one million of these cases go untreated each year, while over 37 million Americans suffer complete edentulism, which is linked to serious health, social, and psychological issues, according to the press release.

The customized development content available to Aspen Dental practice teams will be offered as a three-tiered program that is supported by technology. Development will include:

  • Education for doctors on consultation and case presentation and complimentary training for managers, assistants, and lab techs on consultation, coding, and componentry to address implant restorations

  • Roll-out of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional (3D) imaging and supports cloud-based image sharing

  • Supporting coursework on 3D image interpretation, diagnosis, case selection, and single implant and over-denture restorations; defined casework thresholds to ensure quality of care standards

Aspen Dental offices will also be offered CBCT 3D imaging technology; the company expects nearly 200 offices will adopt CBCT in 2020. ADMI also plans to procure the next generation of Carestream Dental’s CBCT unit for their branded offices. 

“Aspen Dental patients will benefit from having many implant treatment options because they can choose a better long-term solution to benefit their overall oral health,” said Dr. Sundeep Rawal, senior vice president of Implant Support Services, ADMI. “Every tooth is shaped and shaded to match real teeth, giving patients more confidence every time they smile.” 

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