I-DENT Dental Implant Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Please introduce yourself.

My full name is Nguyen Hieu Tung CEO of I-DENT Dental Implant Center in Vietnam.
– Director of Developing Dental Success Institute (DDS)
– Professional Advisor of Rang Dong Dentistry (3D)
– Membership of The International Congress of Oral Implantologist s (ICOI)
– Job title: Principal Dentist
– Specializations: Implantology, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

Please list your accreditations, certifications & associations

I-DENT Implant CenterPhD – Doctor Nguyen Hieu Tung
+ Medical Doctor graduated in France
Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung graduated odonto-maxillofacial doctor at Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University in 2007. After successfully defending thesis with the excellent achievement by French front The Jury Council from the University of Bodeaux-France and Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung was honored to receive the only scholarship of the French Government (AUF Scholarship) to continue for studying MSc at the University of Aix-Marseille, Marseille City, France.

Since 2007 – 2009, Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung research on “DNA and the DNA decay of pulp and the bacteria in root canal” at the Faculty of Medicine – University of Aix-Marseille. After defending Master thesis, Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung continued to receive scholarship from the French Government (Evariste Galois Scholarship).

Since 2009 – 2012, Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung was PhD student at La Timone Hospital and Laboratoire URMITE, Faculty of Medicine – University of Aix-Marseille with the topic “Using molecular biology techniques to detect and solve DNA code of bacteria in root canal”.

Dr. Nguyen Hieu Tung defensed PhD thesis excellently in 2012 with 7 scientific articles published in the Specialized Medical and World Dentistry Journals, he is one of the youngest Medical PhDs in Vietnam at present when successfully defended PhD thesis at the age of 31 in France.

+ The resident physician for implant and periodontal surgeries in France
In the process of learning and researching in France, he also achieved many other diplomas about Dental Material (2007 – 2008), Clinical Periodontal Specialty (2007 – 2008), Periodontal Plastic Surgery Specialty (2008 – 2009), Dental Implant Specialty (2009 – 2010), Graduation Certificate of Anatomy & Oral Surgery Technician (2009 – 2010) and Prosthetic Postgraduate Certificate (2010 – 2011).

Since 2008 – 2010, he was the Resident Physicians about Periodontal Surgery file at Gaston Berger Oral Care Center and practice Dental Implant subject, Dento-maxillofacial Specialty, Aix-Marseille University.

+ Membership of the Congress of Oral Implantogogists (ICOI)

Since 2012 up to now, PhD – Doctor Nguyen Hieu Tung is the Surgeon about Periodontal and Dental Implant at Thuan Kieu Dental, Ava Dental, Nha Viet Dental, Cam Tu Dental and Dento-maxillofacial Specialty – Ky Hoa Medical Center. Additionally, he is membership of the Specialized Dental Conferences at Hospital Dentistry Central of Ho Chi Minh City, HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dental Implant Association of HCMC and the World Dental Implant Association (ICOI).

+ Director of Developing Dental Success Institute (DDS)

PhD – Doctor Nguyen Hieu Tung is director of Developing Success Institute (DDS), founder and director of I-DENT Dental Implant Center with a clinical practice focus on dental implant and cosmetic surgery gum. DDS Institute was established with philosophy “Learn – Practice realistically” to support dentals more successful in terms of both technical and management aiming to enhance the treatment quality for patients.

How long have you been in business?

I have been in business with three years.

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What is your address & hours?

My address is 193A-195 Hung Vuong, Ward 9, District 5, HCM City, Vietnam.

Working Hours:
Mon – Sat: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM and 1:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sun: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

My areas serve in Ho Chi Minh City including district 5 and Binh Thanh district in the south of Vietnam.

What services do you offer?

I offer services namely: dental implants, all-on-4 & all-on-6 dental implant techniques, immediate dental implants, dental crowns and dental bridges.

Why should someone choose you over the competition?

Because of these main factors at below:
1/ Expertise matters
Various elements for successful dental treatment result include:
– The clinical skills of the dentists.
– The dentist’s experiences with a particular procedure.
– The confidence and the trust of the patient.
– The team of I-DENT Dental Implant Center has many years of experience in resolving the dental needs of patients. Our team includes qualified dental specialists, dental surgeons who are opinion leaders in their specialty areas.
2/ Peace of mind
Team of expertise dentists – We have a team of dental specialists and dental surgeons working together to evaluate and address patient’s dental needs as well as provide the best appropriate solutions for them.
Medical protection – our dental team has expertise skills in treating medically compromised patient and work together with the patient’s medical specialists to control and manage their dental treatment.
Expertise and experience – our team of expertise dentists is actively involved in training dentists in Ho Chi Minh City and in regionally. We also train dentists about skills in placing dental implant and restoring dental crowns.
3/ Minimum limiting pain
With the combination among expertise skills of our dental team and the high-tech dentistry that can approach to information ahead of time so the pain can limit in minimizing.
Using modern equipment to reduce the degree of discomfort and making sure your dental health is responded.
4/ Conveniences
Dedicated imaging facilities – We have equipped fully to service for dental treatment a cone beam CT scanner and digital x-ray so the results in patients having their imaging needs within seconds.
Booking appointments or enquires – the patients can be made online via I-DENT Dental Implant Center website.
Enjoying the convenience of scheduling – the patients also save their time when booking the schedule with our dentists before as well as be checked oral health and consultant without any fee.

How many dental implant procedures have you done?

3000 dental implant procedures have done by me with the success rate is more than 97%.

Where do most of your patients come from?

My patients hear about my clinic through review from whatclinic, dental travel, dental departures, GCR (Global Clinic Ranking), social network and forums.

What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?

– Single Dental Implants
– Immediate Dental Implants
– All-on-4
– All-on-6
– Dental Crowns
– Dental Bridges
– Sinus Lift
– Bone Grafting

What type of implants does your clinic use?

– Dentium (Korean Implant)
– Superline Dentium (USA Implant)
– MIS C1 (Germany Implant)
– Nobel Biocare Active (Nobel Biocare Implant)
– SLActive (Straumann Implant)

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

The implant tooth procedure for replacing a tooth (or called the process of implantation of teeth):

► 1st step: The doctor will examine generally your dental status and take 3D X-rays
– Panoramic X-rays: for treatment of dental crown and general dentistry.
– CT Cone Beam X-rays: for treatment of dental implant, root canal and tooth extraction.
After analyzing your X-ray, the doctor will describe the entire of dental treatment process by mouth and on the computer which will be performed in the reality for you at the next appointments.

► 2nd step: The implant surgery

After analyzing your jawbone quality, the doctor will conduct to perform the implant surgery and may combine bone grafting technique if your bone lost a small to large volume. On the other hand, if the jawbone size at the upper jaw is too thin and close to the maxillary sinus the doctor will apply sinus lift techniques to widen the gap to support bone grafting step easily.

► 3rd step: Checking and placing the temporary tooth

From 24 hours to 36 hours after the implant surgery, the doctor will always follow your implant tooth status as well as the bone integration level between implant post and jowl and place temporary tooth on implant when wait the wound heal.

► 4th step: Porcelain crown restorations

After 6 – 9 months depends on the level of healing that allow the doctor place healing, abutment and porcelain crown on implant for you.

Can you please provide a quick description of the surgical procedure at your clinic?

After analyzing your jawbone quality, the doctor will conduct to perform the implant surgery and may combine bone grafting technique if your bone lost a small to large volume. On the other hand, if the jawbone size at the upper jaw is too thin and close to the maxillary sinus the doctor will apply sinus lift techniques to widen the gap to support bone grafting step easily.

How much do your procedures cost?

Dental Implants Fees
Description USD
Consultation Free
Digital x-ray Free
Bone grafting surgery $ 300/ Unit
Bone grafting surgery + Membrane $ 500 USD/ Unit
Closed sinus lift $ 300 USD/ Unit
Openings sinus lift $ 800 UDS/ One side
Korean Implant (Dentium) $ 700 USD
Including: 1 Korean implant, 1 abutment and 1 Titanium crown/ implant tooth
USA Implant
(Supperline Dentium) $ 850 USD
Including: 1 USA Implant, 1 abutment and 1 Titanium crown/ implant tooth
Germany Implant
(MIS C1) $ 1000 USD
Including: 1 Germany Implant, 1 abutment and 1 Titanium crown/ implant tooth
Nobel Biocare Implant (Active) $ 1200 USD
Including: 1 Nobel implant, 1 abutment and 1 Titanium crown/ Implant tooth
Straumann Implant (SLActive) $ 1300 USD
Including: 1 Straumann implant, 1 abutment and 1 Titanium crown/ Implant tooth
ALL-ON-4 $ 6000 USD/ Arch
Including: 4 Mis C1 Germany Implants, 12 Titanium crowns and 1 full jaw restoration
ALL-ON-6 8000 USD/ Arch
Including: 6 Mis C1 Germany Implants, 12 Titanium crowns and 1 full jaw restoration
Note: If you want to restore by Zirconia porcelain crown on implant, please pay more:
Zirconia crown restoration $ 170 USD/ Unit
Zirconia abutment restoration $ 170 USD/ Unit

What payment methods do you accept? Do you offer financing?

Cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and JCB)

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

At least 3 appointments to get 1 – 2 implants.

How long is the healing time like for patients who get dental implants?

If the patient have to graft bone, it will take 4 – 6 months for healing as well as allow to restore the porcelain crown on implants.

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

Our Warranty Policy

We are committed to your dental treatment quality.
We always put the benefits and purpose of the patients to the forefront so we have set a written warranty policy. We do it because we believe that you will make decision to select a reputable dental center and have warranty of treatment quality concurrently we want you to see that our treatment is valuable and totally worthy of your investment.

1. High-quality implant system warranty policy

Applying for lifetime warranty for Nobel Biocare Implant and Straumann Implant.
Applying for 20 years warranty for MIS C1 Germany Implant.
Applying for 15 years warranty for USA Implant.
Applying for 10 years warranty for Korean Implant.
Our responsibility & obligation
We will solve and/or replace any incidents with your implants all free when give that:

There are errors of the implant itself.
Issues throughout the process of implant and prostheses on implant.
Free accommodation will be supported during the warranty procedures and NOT including Airfare.

Conditions to be applied high-quality implant system warranty policy at I-DENT Dental Implant Center
The patients MUST comply with the guidelines on implant teeth care to be eligible for our warranty policy.

The warranty period will be shortened or canceled in some cases includes:

Bone grafting or sinus lift within the same time with the implant surgery.
Some of common diseases today have a detrimental impact on chewing agency such as: diabetes, epilepsy, osteoporosis and diseases related to the immune syndrome.
Smoking too much or abusing drugs.
Poor oral hygiene and infection affects bone loss around the implant.
Do not oral care at home under the guidance of the doctor.
Do not perform periodic re-examination every 6 months.
Do not wear protective tray when gritted teeth.
2. High-ranking cosmetic ceramic crown

Applying 10 years warranty for Zirconia crown (Full ceramic crown).
Applying 7 years warranty for Emax crown (non-metal metal ceramic crown).
Applying 5 years warranty for Titanium crown (senior metal ceramic crown).
Conditions to be applied high-ranking cosmetic ceramic crown at I-DENT Dental Implant Center
Should do

Re-check, care and clean at our dental center every 6 months during the warranty period.
implement oral care at home according to the instructions of the doctor.
Wear protective tray if teeth grinding at night.
Shouldn’t do

Do not gnashing of teeth.
Do not eat or chew the food too hard or too hot.
Limit foods that is too sticky (crown are made from ceramic that will continuously shrink and swell when exposed to cold and hot foods, this can cause ceramic layer broken easily).

The warranty period will be shortened or canceled in some cases includes:

Oral diseases caused by poor post-procedure oral hygiene (gingivitis or infection around the roots).
Damage caused by high stress (gnashing of teeth at night, grip of the teeth).
The patients do not comply with the procedures for dental care at home under the guidance of the dentist.
The patients do not re-examine for dental checking and cleaning.

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