Estetica Dental Avanzada in Cali, Colombia – Interview

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cost-guide-verified-badge-smallEstetica Dental Avanzada
Calle 4A #35B-42
San Fernando
Cali, Valle 0000

Please introduce yourself.

Our Medical Director, Dr. Juan Fernando Uribe, obtained his dental degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Colombia. He then got his Post-graduate training at the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile. There, He had the opportunity to study under the teachings of Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, who’s considered the “father of modern dental implantology”. He completed postgraduate studies in oral implantology, and implant restoration, as well as many other courses, including trainings at the Zimmer institute in California, the Ankylos dentsply training center in germany and the PI Branemark institute in Brasil, as well as the current concepts in American dentistry program at NYU.

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Please list your accreditations, certifications & associations

Dr. Uribe is today a well know expert on dental implants, restoration and tissue regeneration. Besides his private practice, Dr. Uribe works as a consultant, providing guidance and support to other Doctors in complex surgeries. He’s also the speaker and scientific consultant for Zimmer-Biomed in Colombia. Finally, He has also been a guest faculty for the advanced implantology program at the SaoLeopoldoMandic University in Brazil. Dr. Uribe is also an international member of the American Dental Association.

How long have you been in business?

The practice was established in 1986 by Dr. Luis Fernando Uribe (father).

What services do you offer?

We are a full service dental clinic offering all types of dental treatments, but we specialize in dental implants and restoration.

How many dental implant procedures have you done?

Dr. Juan Fernando Uribe has more than 17 years of experience restoring the appearance and function of a healthy smile. Having placed over 1,500 dental implants, he’s today a known expert on dental implants, restoration and tissue regeneration. Success rate is above 95%.

Why should someone choose you over the competition?

The surgeon’s expertise is the most relevant factor influencing the success of dental implants. Dr Uribe is a very recognized and experienced Dental Implant Surgeon that due to the low overcosts that we have in Colombia, is able to offer a premium service at very low costs.

Where do most of your patients hear about your clinic?

Most of our patients come to us by referrals.

What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?

We customize the treatment to each patient. We perform full mouth restorations, all on 4, all on 6, bone grafts, bridges, single implants and more, depending on the patients need.

What type of implants does your clinic use?

We only use internationally recognized brands including Zimmer, Pi-Branemark, Nobel and Alpha Bio, among others.

Please give me a summary of the steps in the process of getting an implant at your clinic.

1-Initial Assesment. This includes a clinical assessment and the review of any relevant medical and dental history. For international patients, this can be done virtually. Based on the initial assessment we provide an estimated treatment plan and quote.
2-Dental X-rays and treatment/quote confirmation. The patient gets a prescription for an Xray/3D Scan. Once the Xray is done we can confirm the treatment plan and quote.
3-Treatment/quote acceptance and surgery scheduling.

Quick description of the surgical procedure at your clinic.

This is an ambulatory procedure taking 1 to 4 hours depending on number of implants. For less than 4 implants, local anesthesia is used. For more than 4 implants, IV sedation will be administered. Once the surgery is complete the patient is allowed the proper time to recover. Once ready, the patient will be provided the post surgical instructions and sent home, until the next day when he will have his post-op/ check-up appointment.

How much do your procedures cost?

As a reference, a dental implant is 1290 USD including restoration (abutment and crowns).

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash and credit Card.

How many appointments are required to get one or two implants?

Although some cases allow for a single stage process, usually dental Implants are a 2 stage procedure. The first stage (or surgical stage) is a 2 day process that involves the actual implant placement and the placement of a temporary crown. The second stage (or restoration stage) takes place 4 to 6 months later, once the implant has completely healed, and involves the final restoration of the implant.

How long is the healing time?

It is normal for a patient to experience some swelling and discomfort up to 72 hours after surgery.

What do advise your patients to do if they have a problem with their implant?

Our Success Rate is above 95%, however if the patient follows all the recommendations and there is still an issue with the implant we will replace it at no cost.

We have offices in Bogota and Cali (Colombia). We work Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 6 pm.

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Please note: This interview is for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommendation of the dentist mentioned. All opinions expressed are those of the interviewee.

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