Implants have been used extensively in Europe over the last 15 years. Five years ago, Northern European countries provided 20 times as many implants as the UK and Spain, 5 times. Over 1 million were done in Europe last year!
Our Implant surgery team is as follows:
• Jack Duthie continues to maintain the implants placed at the practice and works with the team providing the prosthodontic reconstructions.
• Mr Paul Swanson BDS MFDGP(UK) DipImpDent; RCS(Eng.) MSc.(Imp.) Places the implants for the more complex cases involving extensive bone grafting. He also provides any CT scans necessary in South Liverpool.
• Very complex cases are referred to Carl Jones, a Consultant Maxillo-Facial surgeon who helps with the more complex surgery involving hip grafts, mandibular reconstruction moving nerve supplies or all three. These cases are usually victims of trauma or tumours. He works with Chris Butterworth who is the Merseyside Consultant in major oral rehabilitation. We occasionally arrange second opinions to check complex diagnosis and treatment plans.
• We also work with Ashok Sethi in Harley St if the highest level of international expertise is required.
It is our opinion that working in this kind of extensive team is essential to cover the range of expertise that may be required.