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Dear Dr. Winter,

I saw that you recently went to Jamaica to do dentistry on your Facebook page! How was it?

Dear K,

Dear K. I am always thrilled when people go to our FB page at facebook.com/hamptondentalassociates We were so blessed to go on this dental mission with CDS. The Christian Dental Society does missions several times a year and we went with 35 students from Marquette University School of Dentistry. I got to help (along with 6 other dedicated dentists) with the oral surgery and we removed hundreds of teeth, performed some fillings, root canals and even a few cleanings! The Parish of St. Elizabeth is one of the poorest Parishes in Jamaica and there is a clinic, but we also took over their Church! We removed the pews, set up portable chairs, a portable x-ray unit and used supplies that have been donated to CDS. The day began with a small church service and Pastor Rowe blessed everyone present (dentists and patients) and this was
one of my most fulfilling trips ever! I also had the bonus of assisting my daughter and other future dentists and helping them with some really
difficult procedures. The gift of giving dentistry and helping those in need are at the highest level of our calling and we were blessed to be a part of this amazing organization and the other skilled dentists that came to serve. Please see more photos on our FB page!

Dear Dr. Winter,

I have had missing teeth for many years and I was told I didn’t have enough bone for dental implants. What can I do if that is really the treatment I want?

Dear J,

Dear J. after completing a thorough exam and evaluating x-rays we can discuss options. Bone grafting can be done by performing sinus augmentations, block grafts, titanium mesh with growth derivatives and even ridge spreading! It is important to seek out dentists that have had formal training and credentialing with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Misch or Midwest Institute, the International Congress of Oral Implantology to name just a few credentialing organizations. While the American Board of Oral Implantologists or ABOI is the highest certification that a dentist can achieve, there are many excellent implant dentists that have undergone postgraduate training and examination to be at the forefront of implant dentistry. In fact, the AAID and the ABOI are the only organizations that have won court cases promoting Oral Implantology as a Specialty that has been recognized through the American Board of Dental Specialties or ABDS.

We offer all of our readers the ability to come in for second opinions or for an implant examination and xray visit to discuss how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Please call us at 414-464-9021.

We offer 24 month interest free financing through Care Credit and provide financing through I-Care to ensure this is affordable! Please call 414-464-9021 to schedule your comprehensive examination today.

Dr. Richard Winter MAGD, DICOI, DABOI/ID FAAID
Master Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Diplomate American Board of Oral Implantologists
Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Dr. Bruce Winter Board MATC
Associate Professor Marquette Dental School

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