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 New Zealand
182 West Coast Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
All-On-4 Implant Clinic Auckland, New Zealand
Dentalcare West is an All On 4 clinic in Auckland, providing teeth replacement solutions with immediate dental implants in New Zealand.
Dentalcare West was established in West Auckland in 1965 and since being acquired by Dr. Scott Waghorn in 2007 has grown to become the largest dental practice in New Zealand. Dentalcare West is the only dental practice in New Zealand to have a purpose-built GA Surgical theatre, where all advanced treatments including All-on-4 are performed.
Dentalcare West also offers a wide range of other services including sleep dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and of course dental implants including All-on-4.
The dentists at Dentalcare West are highly experienced and well regarded in their fields. Principal dentist, Dr Scott Waghorn delivers lectures to other dental practitioners in the fields of orthodontics and dental implants and are able to provide all the services under the one roof at Dentalcare West.
This means that patients do not have to be referred out of the practice for specialty services, which is far more convenient and often less costly for their patients.
The philosophy of the team at Dentalcare West is to provide the very best dental care available, using the latest technology, and in a friendly atmosphere. The dentist and dental team regularly attend course at home and abroad to keep their knowledge and techniques at the leading edge. It is this dedication to staying at the forefront of the profession that attracts patients from all over Auckland and the North Island to receive the very best all-round dental care.
The team at Dentalcare West are focused on providing the most comfortable experience possible to their patients. They will take the time to really listen to each patients and customise an experience to make sure that every patient has their needs met. It is this attention to the individual patient that has patients coming back time and again for their dental treatment.
Dentalcare West is located on West Coast Road, a short 15 minute trip from downtown Auckland. The treatment co-coordinators are available by phone and email to help schedule patient visits, discuss and questions, and assist with finances.
Visit www.dentalcarewest.co.nz to find out more about the practice and Dr. Scott Waghorn