The very first patient treated with dental implants was in 1965. He was 35 years old at the time and already wearing full dentures. He was interviewed at a major dental conference in Las Vegas in 2005 and he was asked something along the lines of: ‘why did you agree to be a Guiea pig, get something done to your body that had never been tried before?’ His answer was that he felt like an invalid, as though he had a disability, he said ‘if you were missing your arm and there was a breakthrough that could give you your arm back, would you not do anything to try it?’ His other motive was that he wanted to die with his teeth. He certainly achieved that goal. He passed away in 2007, with his dental-implant-supported fixed teeth. Sure, they were not the every same prostheses that were fitted back in 1965, there were numerous versions since that time, but most of the implants that supported the prosthesis were still the original dental implants.
All On 4 Clinic Kew
457 High St,
Kew, VIC Australia 3144
T. +61 3 9855 1636
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All-On-4 Implants Clinic Kew Dentistry
Dr Joe Xanthopoulos and Dr Jeff Mok lead the team at Kew Dentistry. Having worked together in the Kew area for over a decade, their friendly and approachable manner and reputation for best practice has resulted in a growing client base and prompted an opportunity to expand. The establishment of Kew Dentistry fulfiled a long held desire to create a dental health service that delivers the ultimate in dental care and patient comfort. They consider their team of friendly staff to be their greatest asset.
“We like to build relationships with our patients by understanding their needs through a personalised consultation.”
In their ongoing quest to improve their range of services to the benefit and convenience of their patients, Kew Dentistry fulfilled the requirements to become an official affiliate of All-On-4-Clinic in 2014. Dr Xanthopoulos received training personally from Dr Alex Fibishenko, innovator of All-On-4-Plus who popularised the All On 4 concept in Australia. They work together in a team at Kew Dentistry offering immediate fixed teeth replacement to the highest standards.