Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dr. Hsia earns Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Hsia for being awarded Fellowship status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Gaining this fellowship was no easy task. Dr. Hsia attended more than 200 hours of continuing implant education courses, provided documentation of a number of successful implant cases, and provided a letter of recommendation from a current ICOI member. Dr. Hsia has spent a lot of time and effort to gain this award to benefit our patients.

The awarding of Fellowship status is an honor which a professional society such as the ICOI bestows on a dental professional involved in dental implant treatment.  The ICOI has a Fellowship program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience.  All Fellows of the ICOI may choose to list the designation  “FICOI” after their names.  Visit for more information.

Dental implants can restore smiles aesthetically, your mouth function, and bone health. It has advanced exponentially over the years that it has acquired a 95% success rate with predictable results. Dr. Hsia’s award proves he has the expert skills and knowledge to place and restore dental implants in our Allen, TX, office.

Congratulations Dr. Hsia! To get more information on dental implants visit our website, and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Single Appointment Crowns

One of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern dentistry is the use of computer assisted technology to manufacture porcelain ceramic crowns. At Summer Smiles, we are proud to offer our patients with the latest technology and patient comfort/convenience.

A CEREC crown can be completed in a single appointment, rather than the multiple appointments required with previous techniques. This also reduces the number of local anesthetic injections needed.

The first step in preparing a tooth for a CEREC crown is to file and shape the tooth. Next an impression is taken digitally with a camera. The camera sends a 3-D optical image of the prepared tooth to the computer.  Dr. Hsia then uses the computer’s CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacture) technology to design the crown and its specifications are sent to a milling machine. The milling machine under computer control carves the actual restoration out of an extremely hard ceramic block using diamond coated instruments. The crown is then placed in your mouth and checked for fit, contacts, occlusion and appearance. If everything is acceptable; the crown will be bonded to your tooth....all in one appointment!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Generation of Patient Care, 3D

We want our patients to receive the best dental care possible, that’s why we invested in the latest technology in dental diagnostics, with the Sirona ORTHOPHOS XG 3D Dental Cone Beam solution. “It’s very comprehensive, conventional images taken in most dental offices are two-dimensional. We’re seeing things we couldn’t see before.” 3D images make the X-ray diagnosis and treatments safer, more predictable and faster. Whether you are an existing patient or a new patient, we look forward having you experience a new level of dentistry.