Vasyl Leskiv, DDS
Introduced by Giovanni Iuculano
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He truly loves working with patients, restoring their mouths and oral function to be whole again. He uses a wide variety of procedures and techniques. His expertise and preferred area of focus is dental implants. Implants allow us to return someone's missing teeth to a level almost indistinguishable from natural, from an aesthetic and functional perspective. This is truly the best approach to make our patients whole from a body and mind perspective.
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How can new dentists adequately prepare to perform implants using the most modern technology and protocols?
First: You must be patient. For dentists who have recently graduated, I recommend starting with simple cases. Most new dentists can do simple implant placement, but developing your ease and confidence for overall case management, especially for more complex cases, takes time. Over the years as you become more proficient and more confident, you take on more complicated cases. Start with simple cases; don’t do anything about which you’re not confident. Move forward gradually and take more CE courses. You learn so much during CE courses. Go to continuums, symposiums, and hands-on courses. Those kinds of things help new dentists, but it does not happen in one year. You need many years to develop those skills, in small steps.
Second: Consider your patients. From a patient perspective, it is so important for a dentist to take a personal approach to each individual patient. Spend time talking, listening to their concerns, answering questions, and explaining the benefits of the treatment. Discuss how their life could change if they do the treatment—their smile, their bite function, their overall health, and their confidence. In many cases, implants can dramatically transform patients’ lives by helping them feel okay about smiling again.