Bringing Philippine dental implant to global standards


Demand for dental osseointegration, also known as dental implant, in the Philippines has been increasing in recent years, and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. A type of procedure that positions titanium into the jawbone beneath the gum to allow replacement teeth to be mounted, it is the best option to achieve natural-looking teeth, improved speech, easier eating, longevity and improved self-esteem.

While it is fast becoming a popular dental procedure, the country is still in the process of growing and maturing. And with the help of world authority on dental implant Dr. Peter Moy who recently flew to Manila from Los Angeles, California for a one-day conference where he shared his knowledge on dental osseointegration, dental practitioners are now more well-equipped to bring the country to global standards.

The conference was a rare opportunity for dental practitioners to learn from the expert himself as he demonstrated a live dental implant surgery as well as discuss the latest development on dental implant.

A protégé of Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, the father of modern dental implant, Dr. Moy is a clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry.

He is the president of The Academy of Osseointegration and the director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center and Straumann Surgical Dental Clinical. He is also the first person to hold the Nobel Biocare Endowed Chair in Surgical Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Moy’s main mission was to train professional dentists through proper methods of a dental implant and elevate the standards of dental osseointegration in the Philippines.

The Dental Implant conference was presented by Straumann Philippines, the world’s leading implant, restorative, and regenerative dentistry, in partnership with the Philippine Prosthodontic Society and Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.