Dental practices around the United States and the world continue joining the vibrant PIC dental community to increase their productivity. Our team recently visited Dr. Implant in Miami (Florida) to provide a 3-day on-site PIC pro training together with Chairside Solutions, a distributor of PIC dental in the United States.
Dr. Jose Alberto is the founder of Dr. Implant, a dental practice with three successful locations in South Florida. Having placed over 7,500 implants, Dr. Alberto is a highly respected dental implant specialist and medical entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. He proudly offers dental solutions to his patients for an affordable price, utilizing the most modern tools in dentistry.
Dr. Alberto and his team work with a “Patient-First Philosophy”, which is how they provide exceptional dental care. Dr. Implant also has their own in-house lab, where they ensure fast turnaround times and world-class results for their patients.
“What drew me to PIC dental is passivity on all our restorations.”
With three busy locations focused on implant restorations, it is crucial for Dr. Alberto and his team to be productive and provide the best possible care for their patients. In the past, the Dr. Implant team often encountered prosthesis fit issues when working with impression materials and intraoral scans.
Analog workflows that still rely on physical master models, impression materials and verification jigs have numerous variables that can compromise their precision when compared to digital approaches.
Even with digital workflows, the use of intraoral scanners on their own for scanning full arch implant positions does not provide predictable results in terms of the passive fit of restorations due to their current technological limitations, such as the imprecision introduced by their stitching of images and the impact of the operator’s scanning technique and experience on the quality of the final result.
“I saw that they have studies that back up their findings, unlike no other company.”
The PIC pro workflow implements the PIC system for precise implants capture to overcome all of these limitations and it still leverages the power of intraoral scanners for soft tissue scan data. It takes care of measuring implant positions and providing a guaranteed passive fit in full arch implant restorations regardless of operator experience.
After researching more about PIC dental, getting recommendations from colleagues and reading the scientific studies that validate the precision and accuracy of our solutions, Dr. Alberto finally decided to implement the PIC pro workflow and a PIC system Gravity into his practice, and chose Chairside Solutions for supplying their digital dentistry needs.
The 3-day PIC pro training has work sessions that involve both the clinical and the lab teams to optimize their communication.
“Training has been fantastic. Everybody was really nice, very helpful and very knowledgeable.”
Dr. Alberto and his team work at three different locations, seeing many patients who are seeking a new smile. PIC system Gravity was the preferred PIC system form factor for Dr. Implant’s clinical team, who can all now capture precise implant positions in the most efficient way and quickly change clinical rooms throughout the day thanks to the All-On-4 Wheels and QuickSwitch Power.
“Together with the clinic, we have been able to strengthen the communication between technician and dentist.”
With their own in-house lab for design and production, there is a constant collaboration between the clinical team and their lab's CAD/CAM specialists and smile designers. The on-site PIC pro training, that goes beyond PIC system implementation with over 30 topics in eight categories, also provided Dr. Implant with approaches for a more efficient communication between the clinical and lab teams that will, in their own words, ensure “a more predictable result”.
“PIC dental gives me the security and peace of mind knowing that all our patients have a passive fit on their restorations.”
Completing their PIC pro training has given Dr. Alberto’s team the confidence that they will be using their new PIC system Gravity to its full potential. The team is thrilled with their new practical knowledge, as it enables them to provide optimal care to their patients, who also enjoy requiring less total appointments to complete their rehabilitation.
With a consistent workflow that gives them predictable results, the team at Dr. Implant have seen a drastic improvement in patient satisfaction, as well as a reduction in treatment time and costs. PIC system Gravity has allowed Dr. Alberto to stay ahead of the curve in the field of implantology, and he and his team will now benefit from the PIC dental’s boost to the quality and productivity of their restorations.
PIC dental and Chairside Solutions will continue supporting Dr. Implant as they scale up their full arch practice!