Who can place an Implant?
Implants are often referred out to dental surgeon specialists such as an oral surgeon or a periodontist for placement, but they can also be placed by a general dentist with adequate training. Patients at Viewmont Dental Centre are lucky because Dr. Gakhal has advanced training in placing implants and the majority of them can be done right at the office. Dr. Gakhal started his dental Implant training with the Ickert Teaching Centre in Langley BC several years ago. These cutting-edge hands on courses provided him with the knowledge and clinical expertise to place Implants, and he has been placing them ever since. In his pursuit of excellence Dr. Gakhal has since gone on to obtain his fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and has recently graduated from the 1 year Master Clinician program through the Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) in collaboration with Loma Linda University.