“The most humbling thing about my work is the impact it has on the daily life of my patients. Providing full mouth rehabilitation and custom smiles that reflect who they are inside is the most rewarding part of my job. It’s my life calling, and I’m honored to work hand-in-hand with my patients through the process.” – Dr. Chris Epperson, Advanced Dental Implant Center of Phoenix, Arizona
Dr. Epperson earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from A.T. Still University (Arizona Dentistry and Oral Health) in Mesa, Arizona. He discovered his passion for dentistry while on dental humanitarian trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic. With an extensive background focused on implant dentistry, including fixed arch implant solutions, Dr. Epperson is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In addition, he has served as a faculty member, training fellow dentists, at The Pathway, a Phoenix-based continuing education facility dedicated to empowering dental professionals from across the U.S. with high-quality dental implant training. Dr. Epperson is committed to ongoing education to provide the best possible care to his valued patients. Dr. Epperson has been happily married since 2005 to his patient wife, Cami, and they have three children – two boys and a girl. Dr. Epperson’s hobbies include being outdoors with his family, Texas BBQ, and ‘anything with an engine’, especially classic vehicles and motorcycles.
Round Rock and West Austin TX offices are owned by Tom Kennedy, DDS under Affordable Dentures & Implants – Texas, PLLC
Phoenix/Gilbert office is owned by Sibera Troy Brannon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP under Arizona Dental Affiliates, PLLC
San Diego office is owned by Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS under Dental Office of Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS, a Professional Corporation
Advanced Dental Implant Center are part of a professional affiliation of dental implant practices operated by oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, and restorative dentists. With the specialized techniques used by Advanced Dental Implant Center, such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants, nearly all patients qualify for same day dental implants from a dental perspective. Prospective patients require an initial workup that includes an oral examination, 3D radiographic evaluation, and medical history consultation. Some patients with certain medical histories may not qualify for surgical treatment. “Teeth-in-a-day”, “one day implant teeth”, “same day implant teeth”, etc. refers to the fact that on the day of surgery, patients will have teeth removed (unless all teeth are already missing, dental implants placed, and a screw retained prosthesis secured to these implants on the same day as the surgery. While this first set of teeth are permanent in the fact that they are secured to the dental implants by screws, these teeth are typically not the final set of teeth as the patient will be allowed to heal prior to the delivery of the final set of teeth. Furthermore, the patient will be allowed to suggest desired changes to the initial set of teeth prior to the fabrication of the final set of teeth. The initial set of screw retained implant teeth are permanent in the fact that they are not removable by the patient and can only be removed by personnel in a dental office. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime depending on the age of the patient when the implants were originally placed. Studies show that dental implants can last over 25 years with proper home care and regular professional maintenance.