POWELL, OHIO – Dr. Neal Patel, a international leader in dental technology, has expanded options for patients struggling with missing teeth by hiring a specialist trained in crafting and placing lifelike dental prosthetics.
Dr. Louai Salaita recently joined the Powell dental practice, Infinite Smiles, as the staff’s prosthodontist. Infinite Smiles is now the only dental practice in Powell and one of the few in central Ohio to have a prosthodontist on staff. A prosthodontist is a dentist who undergoes an additional three years of specialized training after dental school, focusing on the customized restoration and replacement of teeth.
With the addition of Dr. Salaita, Dr. Patel said Infinite Smiles can give local patients more options for replacement teeth than traditional dental offices.
“Many denture-wearers don’t know that all dentures are not the same,” Dr. Patel said. “With his specialized training, Dr. Salaita is able to provide many more options for the patient, beyond traditional removable dentures. He has the skills to create at least seven different types of dentures, with each customized to improve function and facial aesthetics and to give the patient the most stable and functional teeth replacement. This variety gives the patient more options, depending on their needs and their budgets.”
Dr. Salaita studied molecular genetics at the University of Kentucky and then graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Salaita comes from a family of physicians but became his family’s first dental professional when he graduated with honors from West Virginia University School of Dentistry.
Following dental school, Dr. Salaita completed his speciality training in prosthodontics at The Ohio State University, where he trained with internationally renowned dentists Dr. Wayne Campagni and Dr. Edwin McGlumphy.
“Not only does Dr. Salaita allow our patients and community members to have a better variety for replacement teeth, but they can expect the highest quality and aesthetics,” Dr. Patel said.
Infinite Smiles offers services in general dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, full-mouth rehabilitations, immediate-load dental implants, same-day crowns, short-term orthodontics and noninvasive gum treatments.
Dr. Patel, who grew up in a family of physicians, combines his passion for medical science, visual arts and computer technology in his dentistry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following dental school, Dr. Patel trained with the world’s leading dentists and instructors. He completed his prosthodontics fellowship at The Ohio State University by training with world-renowned prosthodontist Dr. McGlumphy and studied under Dr. Lorenzo Vanni, one of world’s foremost authorities on neuromuscular dentistry.
Before launching his own practice in 2008, Dr. Patel also worked to educate oral surgeons on 3D imaging and computer-assisted implant surgery. He continues to serves as an instructor and travels across the world to teach thousands of dentists every year in the latest dental technology.
At Infinite Smiles, Dr. Patel developed a system that uses CAD/CAM and cone beam computed tomography to map out dental procedures and give patients a virtual look at their new smile. When these technologies are used together, Dr. Patel can easily transfer the information to the patient, producing results within one tenth of a millimeter.
Infinite Smiles can provide patients with new, permanent teeth in just one day. Dr. Patel places the implants and completes the restoration in-house instead of having patients schedule multiple visits with various offices. The Powell dental office includes a state-of-the-art dental lab and a ceramist who is a certified Master of Dental Technology.
As an instructor in dental technology and best implant practices, Dr. Patel has been published and featured in several clinical articles, scholarly journals and news publications, including Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Entrepreneur and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Patel was voted Top Dentist by his peers and featured in Columbus Monthly Magazine. He received the Early Career Achievement Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association and is the beauty expert for New Beauty Magazine.
To see the transformative power of Dr. Patel’s dental implants or to learn more about his Columbus dental office or to find replacement teeth options, visit the website www.infinitesmiles.com or call 614-678-5847.
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