How to Find an Implant Dentist You Trust

Finding an Implant Dentist You Can Trust

Word has it you’re looking to get dental implants. A quick Google search will yield hundreds of results—but where on Earth can you find an implant dentist that you trust?

For starters, you should find a dentist with credentialing and expertise in implant dentistry. Many general dentists offer implant services at their practice; however, most do not have the expertise in all phases of implant dentistry that an AAID-credentialed member possesses. The success rate of dental implants has been reported to be as high as 90-95% (source: Journal of Oral Implantology), making it one of the most predictable dental procedures.

Dental implant failure can cause a variety of issues, and to maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome with your dental implant, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has created a directory of implant dentists who have completed the rigorous training needed to become a qualified implant dentist. Credentialed members of the AAID—Fellows and Associate Fellows—have taken extra steps to ensure their education is on par with the most current and innovative procedures in implant dentistry. Their passion and credibility have been established through the 300-500+ hours of training under their belt.

Fellows and Associate Fellows have the utmost experience in surgical and prosthetic aspects of dental implant treatment and are well equipped to help you successfully transition into your beautiful new teeth and live life the way you want to! So, when you are looking for an implant dentist, you should always ask to see if they are AAID-credentialed. They are experts who specialize in implant supported replacement teeth.


Dr. Christopher C. Rooney, Associate Fellow AAID

Did you know that dentists who are credentialed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) have met rigorous qualifications that demonstrate they have the deep knowledge and critical skills essential to successfully placing implants and replacement teeth? Dr. Christopher C. Rooney is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. This is one of the top accreditations a dentist can earn in the field of implant dentistry.

In addition to earning his Associate Fellow credentials from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry(AAID), Dr. Rooney has also achieved certification and validation of his proficiency by becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implanology/Implant Dentistry(ABOI/ID).

There is a significant difference between “dentists who do implants” and “dental implant experts.” Dental implants are not one size fits all — they are complex, sophisticated devices requiring specialized training and expertise to fit and place properly. Dr. Rooney has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. He can rescue your teeth and restore their form and function regardless of the obstacles you may be facing.

Christopher C. Rooney, DDS is a lifelong resident of Kansas City. He currently resides in Overland Park with his wife and two children. Dr. Rooney graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry. He continues to hone his craft with continued study and education. He has logged over 1000 hours of advanced surgical, implant and reconstructive training with some of the nation’s top specialists.

Dr. Rooney is one of the 2 percent of dentists in the United States providing advanced customized surgical and non-surgical restorative treatments. He has the education, skill and artistry that are needed to solve the complicated dental issues people face today.

Dr. Christopher Rooney is the only AAID-credentialed dental implant dentist and Diplomate of ABOI/ID in over 100 miles of his office, conveniently located in Leawood, Kansas. He and his expert team at Convergent Dentistry want you to stop hiding your smile. Call Convergent Dentistry at 913-491-9119 or click here to schedule a consultation or tour our office and see why other patients across the Midwest have joined the Convergent Dentistry Family.

Article Credit: AAID LifeSmiles Blog | February 2019


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