Dr. Dan Hagi

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Your cases don’t look like the ones on the podium! Why?

Your cases don’t look like the ones on the podium! Why?

Throughout my dental career I have been taking CE. I’m a CE junkie! I have taken nearly everything out there. Early in this voyage I saw amazing cases on the podium, things I thought were clinical excellence and quite impossible to accomplish. I would be in awe looking at the photography and clinical skill needed […]

Dental photography, why is it so important for personal and practice growth?

Dental photography, why is it so important for personal and practice growth?

The intraoral camera was a big deal 15 years ago as it allowed patients to see inside their mouths during a hygiene visit. This was a game changer as we were able to show patients a broken amalgam on a posterior tooth and then the tarter hiding behind their mandibular incisors. They were amazed to […]

Are ceramic implants really better than titanium implants?

Are ceramic implants really better than titanium implants?

There was a time when a three unit bridge was the most accepted replacement for a missing tooth.  Few would disagree that an implant retained crown is today routinely the preferred method of replacing missing teeth.   In the last few years the popularity of ceramic dental implants has risen.  In fact nearly every major manufacturer […]

My patients don’t ask me about ceramic implants! Why do yours?

My patients don’t ask me about ceramic implants! Why do yours?

I have been placing ceramic implants for nearly 10 years.  At the beginning patients were not asking me for ceramic implants, in fact at the beginning of my implant career I didn’t even know that anything but titanium osseointegrated. I started placing the ceramic implants because I saw something that could help me in avoiding […]

What is crestal bone loss, why does it happen, can we do anything to reduce it?

What is crestal bone loss, why does it happen, can we do anything to reduce it?

Crestal bone is the bone that lies around the crestal portion of an implant.  It is the bone that is at the interface of the implant and the soft tissue and thus the bone that is the closest to the oral cavity.  The crestal bone is typically a cortical hard bone and it is thinner […]

How to grow your implant practice during these difficult times?

How to grow your implant practice during these difficult times?

The global pandemic has affected nearly every single industry. Government lockdowns in an effort to protect those most vulnerable have caused great damage to small businesses all over. General dental practices have seen overall declines in production and profitability because of increased costs of new safety measures, the fear of the dental office from patients […]

Why are you experiencing more implant complications than you think everyone else is experiencing?

Why are you experiencing more implant complications than you think everyone else is experiencing?

We were all trained to believe that dental implant treatment is 96-98% successful and that implants last a lifetime…right? On Friday we sit at a lecture and see amazing cases with studies that show implant survival of 97% over 5 years in the hands of a guru. Only to return to practice on Monday morning […]

What is a treatment presentation and how do you make sure your patient moves forward with it?

What is a treatment presentation and how do you make sure your patient moves forward with it?

A few weeks ago I noticed a lump on my neck. Worried, I made it to my dermatologist to have a look. I figured the round, well circumscribed 5mm lesion was benign but I needed to be sure. After a careful exam Dr. B said it’s likely a cyst, I have a few options. He […]

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