Many corporate dental chains advertise extensively, so their names may be recognizable to you, such as ClearChoice® dental implant centers. More and more these days, the dental office you go to may not be independently owned. While that’s not an issue for some, others have expressed concerns that a dentist employed or locked into a corporate contract may be subject to corporate management’s decisions for, products, pricing and treatment procedures.
How we are different than corporate chains like ClearChoice®:
PATIENTS FIRST, OR PROFITS?
Dr. Kian Djawdan as an independent dentist, is free to make decisions based on what the two of you feel is best for your care. There is no outside pressure to see a certain number of patients each day, and there’s no suggesting a particular procedure solely for profitability. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution here at the Djawdan Center for Implant & Restorative Dentistry.
ClearChoice® dental implant centers are operated by specialists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists. Neither of which are specialist in implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is not yet a recognized specialty. The American Board of Oral Implantology is recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS) as a certifying Board in Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry
Dr. Djawdan is Board Certified by the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry for both surgical and restorative and is considered an expert in implant dentistry. Dr. Djawdan is specially trained and licensed to administer IV sedation for any surgical or restorative dental procedure.
Once you have your dental implants placed and restored you will still need to be seen once every six months for a dental examination, imaging of the dental implants and dental cleaning. ClearChoice® dental implant centers do not offer these services. They will inform you that you need preventative care to ensure that your dental implants last a lifetime, but they do not provide it.
We have created a unique dental practice where adult patients with complex dental problems can have ALL of their treatment completed in ONE office with ONE DENTIST. We offer restorative treatment solutions such as fillings, inlays, same day crowns with CEREC, root canal therapy and preventative/continuing care like dental cleanings.
ClearChoice® dental implant centers have an onsite dental lab where they design and fabricate your immediate implant supported teeth with denture teeth and acrylic. Most of the centers do not have the equipment or technology to design and fabricate your permanent bridge made of porcelain and or zirconium restorations onsite.
Our onsite/in-office dental lab has some of the world’s most advanced technology and equipment in our state of the art on-site dental lab. In our onsite dental lab we utilize Zirconzahn’s CAD/CAM M5 Heavy/Wet to design and fabricate full arch/full contour Prettau® zirconia implant bridge. Prettau® zirconia implant bridge offers a number of benefits over other full arch restorations. Prettau® zirconia contains no acrylic and will never chip, and is renowned for its lifelike appearance. The system uses advanced computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), a digital milling process that requires no joint soldering, and eliminates the risk of casting errors.
ClearChoice® touts their all in one fixed cost.
We offer a no surprise, all-inclusive fee, for all of our treatment solutions. Patients who come to see us for a second opinion shared have shared with us that our all-inclusive fee is the same or better in most cases compared with other dental implant centers. Plus patients shared that we gave them more treatment options to consider and they didn’t feel any pressure to make a quick decision.
We understand that you maybe gathering information about your treatment options and not sure where to begin…
We would like to share with you that welcome the opportunity to help patients explore all possible treatment solutions. We are not a corporate chain with high pressure sales people. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. We believe in listening to what you want to achieve and then designing a custom treatment solution based on what you to achieve. You may have several treatment options to consider. We understand that most people have to plan and budget for the treatment they want and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of that process. If you have questions, please feel free to call us 410-927-5816 if it’s after office hours you can email us by filling in the Have a Question contact form. If you are ready to schedule your judgement free consultation, please feel free to call or complete the request a consultation form.