PMS College of Dental Science and Research, India
Arun Vidyadharan has completed his BDS from Dr. MGR University, Chennai India and then completed his Post-doctoral degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from Dr. MGR University, Chennai, India. He did a full time 2 year Residency program in Implant Dentistry from New York University, USA under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Tarnow. He is currently working as a Professor and Head of Department of Implant Dentistry in PMS College of Dental Science and Research in India. He is also a Professor and HOD of Department of Endodontics in SUTAMS Medical College, India. He has his own private practice, ILILI Dental Spa and Implant Centre, Trivandrum, India. He is the course mentor of fellowship program in Implant Dentistry by University of Genova, Italy held in PMS Dental College. He is also the Mentor for different certificate programs in Implant Dentistry in India. He has presented many papers at international conferences related to Implant Dentistry.
Implant dentistry is a merger of different disciplines of dentistry like oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, radiology, orthodontics and endodontics. Surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation play the key part of treatment. There are situations where other disciplines play an important role. When remaining teeth is involved in rehabilitation along with implants or where aesthetic concern comes into play often procedures like crown lengthening, post core and even Lasers become applicable. Three case reports are discussed where an interdisciplinary involvement of dental treatments was deemed beneficial to the patients in achieving a successful outcome.