Centre For Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Alex Fibishenko is a new member of Leading Implant Centers

Zug/Burwood East, 6th March 2015 | Implantologists who have been verifiably certified to the highest level in their respective scientific association present themselves on this new international platform. The latest member joining the circle of the best is Dr. Alex Fibishenko from Burwood East in Victoria/ Australia.

Patients need guidance

Patients facing an implantological treatment would like to be sure to find the latest dental care, the highest quality implants and the best dental specialist whom they can trust with their problems.

However, for the patient it is difficult if not even impossible to assess and evaluate the qualifications of an implantologist due to the many educational opportunities available, with all the various diplomas, certificates and statements. But the fact is that only a handful of all licensed dental specialists are at the highest quality training and certification level of their respective scientific associations in oral implantology.

Clear entry criteria guarantee quality

With the co-operation of a scientific advisory board, Leading Implant Centers has developed strict entry criteria to ensure that the specialists it lists have verifiably been educated and certified to the highest level in the field of oral implantology within their respective scientific association. Furthermore, all members have a minimum of 4 years of practical experience in oral implantology with at least 200 successful treatment cases.

It is the aim of the internet portal to offer patients and interested individuals a platform where they can reliably find an assembly of the best specialists in oral implantology.

Dr. Alex Fibishenko – a gain for Leading Implant Centers

With Dr. Alex Fibishenko, owner of practice “Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry“ from Burwood East in Victoria/Australia, another highly respected expert in oral implantology joins the internet portal Leading Implant Centers. The internationally recognized implantologist has proven that he is not only highly engaged for his own further education but also equally conscientious of the qualification requirements of future implantologists. Many awards impressively prove this.

Always on the latest scientific level

Extensive practice experience as well as profound know-how and many years of experience at the latest scientific level, complimented by constant participation in advanced training and education, as well as further training and continuous education are the requirements that an implantologist needs to repeatedly demonstrate in order to gain these highest certificates and awards from their specific scientific associations in implantology firstly, but then also to earn it anew again and again. For many years Dr. Alex Fibishenko has fulfilled these requirements.

He is a well established dentist from Burwood East in Victoria/Australia. Next to implantology he also offers vast dental care in further fields of dentistry. With his membership, Leading Implant Centers is enriched with yet another qualified implantologist. You will find his profile on www.LeadingImplantCenters.com.

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Dental Implants Smoke and Mirrors?

Tobacco smoking has many risks to a person’s health and wellbeing, and it also has an effect on the oral cavity and dental health.  The damage to lungs is not easily seen, but has been well illustrated in Quit campaigns and on cigarette packets. In the mouth, apart from the visible staining of teeth, tobacco has been associated with gum disease, diminished sense of smell and taste, and bad breath. But the most severe risk is oral cancer, where combining smoking with alcohol puts you at an even greater risk. This is significant because many patients tell us that they are just ‘social smokers’ and don’t smoke during the day or at work. Such occasional social smokers often believe that they are not at risk like heavier smokers.  However, since they usually light up socially when they drink alcohol, they might even be at a greater risk.

Smokers can also be poorer candidates for dental implants as the risks for failure, infection and bone loss are higher than in non-smokers.

Ten to Fifteen years ago ago we would decline to place dental implants in smokers.  But our views have changed somewhat over the last decade.  Due to our strict criteria in the past, some patients would lie to us about their smoking habit in order to get the treatment, and what we found over the years was that regardless of their smoking, implants can still work.  This is not in any way an endorsement of smoking, because although they can still work when we look at failures these are certainly more prevalent among smokers.

Relaxing our criteria somewhat meant that our patients can be more honest with us about their smoking habits, and this allows us to talk to them more effective about the risks.  On its own, the increased risk for smokers contemplating dental implants are similar to risks posed individually by diabetes, poor oral hygiene, heavy grinding, etc.  In other words, if a smoker has no other risk factors and keeps his teeth very clean with regular home brushing, flossing and sees the dentist or hygienist regularly, then he is far better off than a person with poor hygiene, who has uncontrolled diabetes, grinds their teeth at night and on top of all that, smokes. So its the combination of factors, which makes someone a poor candidate for dental implants.

Nevertheless, whilst the long term risks are still not well documented in this area, it is well established that smoking can reduce the healing potential of wounds. For this reason, we require all our patients to stay off the smokes for the initial 3 months of healing after implant surgery.

In our pre-surgical protocol we require patients to quit the day before surgery not weeks in advance for two reasons:

1. Patients who quit a couple of weeks before the surgery may be more susceptible to coughing fits during the anaesthetic and their recovery from the anaesthetic may be more complicated;

2. Quitting for good, whilst ideal, may not be a realistic expectation.  By quitting on the day of the procedure there is less chance of picking up again early on, during the most critical healing period.

Whilst we acknowledge that some of our patients who received dental implants smoke, we have seen great success in quitting for many, especially in those who required more involved treatments such as All-On-4 and bone grafting, and who want to protect their investment in themselves because otherwise they would end up with no teeth wearing loose uncomfortable dentures.

For those who want to quit, contact Quitline on 13 78 48 or via their website www.quitnow.gov.au

There are a number of ways to quit smoking, and patients must explore their options with a qualified medical practitioner.  From our experience, the most successful way, second to a mental preparedness to quit, involves the use of prescribed medication as follows:

SUGGESTED PRE-SURGICAL PROTOCOL FOR SMOKERS

NOTE: Before embarking on what is outlined below you must speak to your medical doctor.

2 Weeks Prior to Surgery:

  • Commence Zyban SR 150mg once a day. You continue to smoke.
  • After 7 days, increase frequency of administration to 150mg twice per day (every 12 hours). Continue smoking and STOP the day before surgery.

Day Before surgery:

  • STOP SMOKING
  • Continue Zyban SR 150mg twice per day (every 12 hours)
  • Commence Nicotine patches suitable to your nicotine dosage requirements
  • You must CONTINUE  with the Zyban and patches as above and avoid smoking until AT LEAST 6 WEEKS after your surgery

To quit smoking altogether (highly recommended):

  • Continue with the Zyban SR 150mg twice per day (every 12 hours) and the patches for at least 4-6 months after quitting.
  • During this period, gradually reduce the nicotine dose of the patches until you can do without them.
  • Continue with Zyban SR 150mg twice per day for 2 weeks after discontinuing the patches, then reducing the frequency to 150mg once a day for at least 2 more weeks.

The CAID Implant Team attends the Landmark Conference by Nobel Biocare

Gothenburg hailed a success as Dr Fibishenko meets Prof PI Branemark, founder of Osseointegration and dental implants, as they reflect on the past and look to the future of dento-facial rehabilitation with osseo-integrated implants.

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Dr Fibishenko along with our CAID Implant Team were among the 14 delegates from Australia and New Zealand to attend the landmark conference by Nobel Biocare in Gothenburg, to celebrate 60 years since the discovery of Osseointegration, the ability of bone to bond to titanium.

Attended by some of the world experts in the field, and many of those responsible for the development of modern dental implant technologies and techniques, the conference was a platform for sharing ideas and methods that are significant to achieving predictable and aesthetic results in our everyday practice.

Prof Branemark was inspirational, and summarized what we all aim to achieve for our patients as dentists and implantologists: “No one should die with their teeth sitting in a glass of water.”

Please click below to watch video snippet.