After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University, Dr. Samuel Sauza entered one of the most prestigious postgraduate programs for residency, training, and research in the field of oral implantology, where he served for 3 years. Loma Linda University is one of the few formal institutions offering degrees in implant dentistry, where its residents learn both surgical and restorative principles in-depth, allowing for whole patient care.Having achieved his certificate in Oral Implantology, Dr. Sauza continued to develop extensive post-graduate practical experience in the practice of dentoalveolar surgery, the placement of conventional and advanced implants, bone grafting & tissue regeneration techniques, and the design of implant prosthetics utilized in partial & full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Sauza has treated a wide variety of patients and conditions over the years, with the majority of his work being focused on full arch implant dentistry and resolving complex cases encountered by his colleagues throughout California.Utilizing his training on the most state-of-the-art techniques available, Dr. Sauza is able to provide his patients with simple, efficient, and comprehensive solutions to treat their needs. When under Dr. Sauza’s care, you can expect to experience a palpable level of empathy, understanding and attention to detail that is often hard to find.
There is a vast difference between a general dentist who does implants and a doctor who has had 3 years of full-time, post-graduate training in surgery and implant restoration. Implants are life-changing procedures. They will give you your life back. Best to have them done by someone who truly loves and is really good at what they are doing.
Dentistry has long been a passion for Dr. Sauza. Coming from a family of dentists, it was only natural for him to want to continue pushing the envelope in seeking excellence in the field. When not treating patients in the clinic, you can expect to find Dr. Sauza preparing a lecture, working on research, improving smile designs, or reading dental literature. Restoring people’s smiles is truly his life’s work.
Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University
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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.