Dr Kevin Spencer
Learn More about Dr Kevin Spencer Experienced Oral Surgeon at the Malo Clinic
When you need a complicated dental implant procedure, chances are high you will fall under the care of Dr Kevin Spencer, oral surgeon at the Malo Clinic. Dr Spencer is one of our finest surgeons, so you will definitely be in good hands. To learn more about Dr Kevin Spencer, his career and the procedures he can execute, be sure to read on.
Where Did Dr Kevin Spencer Acquire His Degree?
Dr Kevin Spencer is in the possession of a Masters Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which he acquired at the University of Melbourne in 2000. Upon graduation, Dr Kevin Spencer completed the FRACDS OMS Exam and is also a full fellow of the RACDS Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. RACDS stands for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. The Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons has been around for more than fifty years and enables dental surgeons with additional options for professional development.
Since his graduation in 2000, Dr Kevin Spencer was able to acquire experience all across the globe. He was a Clinical and Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota and a Staff Surgeon at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Hennepin County Medical Centre. With his experience and excellent skills, Dr Kevin Spencer became a valuable asset for the Malo Clinic implant team.
Dr Kevin Spencer currently works as an oral surgeon at the Malo Clinic, but he is also a consultant for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Thanks to his experience and knowledge, the Malo Clinic is able to treat complex dental implant cases.
Which Procedures Are Possible at the Malo Clinic?
The Malo Clinic specialises in dental implants, which means that most patients will find their way to the Malo Clinic for dental implant related problems. Patients can come to the Malo Clinic for normal dental implants, but we also provide solutions for patients with complicated dental implant cases.
Amongst the patients who want to take advantage of dental implants, there is a large amount of patients who have suffered a loss of jawbone due to missing teeth. An insufficient amount of jawbone can be a real problem for patients who want to obtain dental implants, since dental implants require a good foundation to be successful.
Some patients could find a solution for their missing jawbone, more specifically in the form of bone grafting procedures, where missing bone is replaced. However, bone grafting procedures can be expensive and time-consuming, leaving patients without a permanent teeth replacement solution.
At the Malo Clinic, patients can obtain a dental implant treatment that does not require bone grafting, even for patients that have lost a large amount of jawbone over the years. This treatment is the All-On-4 dental implant treatment, where four dental implants are inserted in the upper and/or lower jaw.
The All-On-4 dental implant procedure can be executed by Dr Kevin Spencer, especially for All-On-4 procedures where the expertise of an oral surgeon is required. While some All-On- 4 dental implants can be inserted in the jawbone directly, other dental implants can be inserted in the cheekbone. These implants are used in patients where a significant amount of jawbone is missing from the upper jaw. However, the surgeon can also use longer implants to make up for the lack of jawbone.
What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and Oral Surgeon?
The difference between a dentist and oral surgeon is not always clear to patients, considering the fact that some treatments can be executed by both dentist and oral surgeon. However, an oral surgeon can execute some procedures that a dentist cannot, for example the insertion of dental implants in the cheekbone.
Oral surgeons can take care of a wide array of procedures in the mouth and jaw area, although the majority of their procedures will be situated in the field of reconstructive dental surgery and dental implant surgery. Oral surgeons can also provide treatments for jaw tumours and cysts.
When you need a complex procedure done, which includes a considerable amount of risk, chances are high you will need an oral surgeon. For that reason, you will also find that oral surgeons can perform complex tooth extractions, soft tissue removal, dental implant positioning and so much more.
In addition to going to dental school, an oral surgeon will need additional training and study after graduating. Even though dentists and oral surgeons can perform some of the same procedures, an oral surgeon usually has to undergo additional training before being able to provide some of the complex treatments.
The provision of complex dental treatments as well as basic dentistry treatments is very important to patients, since they can go to the same place to get all their dental work done. The Malo Clinic employs both dentists and oral surgeons, as well as experts in the field of dental implant procedures. When patients come to the Malo Clinic for treatment, they can count on the fact that we can provide a full treatment from A to Z, whether you need basic dental treatment or a complicated dental implant procedure.
Can I Acquire More Information on Dental Procedures Before I Come in?
Some of the more advanced dental procedures have been explained on the Malo Clinic website, which includes treatments such as the All-On-4 dental implant treatment. By reading the information on our website, you can find out more about All-On-4 and determine if this treatment could provide you with the permanent solution you have been looking for.
There are also other ways to obtain more information on the All-On-4 treatment. In addition to our website, you can also listen to the Dr Larry Benge Podcasts, order one of the free information booklets on the Malo Clinic website or attend one of the free information evenings organised by us. All information regarding these information sources is available on the website, but you can also download the Dr Larry Benge Podcasts on iTunes.