I have been enjoying the practice of dentistry for thirty years. During that time there have been three changes in treatment, which I believe are truly revolutionary. That is they weren’t just improvements on the old ways but dramatically changed what we did for our patients, how we did it and the results we were able to achieve.
These three revolutionary treatments are osseointegrated implants, non-surgical periodontal treatments and bonded esthetic restorations. Interestingly none of these revolutionary treatments is covered by dental insurance.
And of course the typical annual benefit limit of $1,000 hasn’t changed in the last thirty years either, but that is another story.