If you’re looking for dental implant placement, you’ve probably tried a simple online search. However, with about 2,500 general dentists in the state of Missouri, dentists who are compassionate and will care for you and your smile may be few and far between.
At Central Dental Care, we understand the daunting feeling associated with choosing the right dentist. For this reason, our compassionate team has created this guide to assist your decision-making process.
As you begin your search for the perfect dentist, be sure to note where to locate the implant provider and whom they serve. Dental implants can require multiple office visits, so tracking any possible travel expenses is crucial. What’s the distance to the practice? Is there public transportation available? Will the distance work with your schedule so that you can arrive on-time? These are a few of the questions we recommend keeping in mind as you decide on a practice.
For example, Central Dental Care is located in Jefferson City, MO, and proudly serves patients in Callaway and Cole County, as well as other neighboring counties including:
It’s important to note that only 10 percent of all dentists are qualified to place dental implants. That said, there are various ways a dentist can learn to place implants. Some take a brief weekend-long course, while other dental professionals attend training programs that could last years.
Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost, DMD, DICOI, has completed her residency with the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute where she’s recognized with the Diplomate designation—the highest status you can reach. She’s also recognized as a Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, which requires an extra 250 hours of additional implant education, on top of the 100+ hours needed for the Fellowship credential, before being considered; and another 150 hours once you’ve been accepted.
Furthermore, Dr. Joost is nearing the end of her Diplomate qualifications for the American Board of Implantology, a program that requires extensive examinations—lasting upwards of four years to complete. Lastly, she’s a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Joost is a proven implant expert and will make sure you get the quality care that you deserve.
Like you would with other medical professionals, we recommend asking the possible implant dentist questions about their training, experience, or any other queries about dental implant treatment. Some questions we suggest asking are as follows:
Our delightful staff uses state-of-the-art technology and products to produce long-lasting, stunning results for our patients. If you want to boost your self-esteem, dental implants might be ideal for you. Feel free to reach out to our staff at Central Dental Care to schedule your consultation with Dr. Joost. During this time, she’ll discuss your treatment options. Furthermore, if you have questions like those mentioned above, a consultation is an excellent opportunity to divulge precisely what you’re hoping to get out of treatment.
Ready to enjoy a fully restored smile? Call Central Dental Care today and schedule your complimentary dental implant consultation to learn if dental implants are the right solution for your incomplete smile.
Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost
2022 William Street
Jefferson City, MO
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM