Dr. Arun Garg

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Dr. Arun K Garg is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon who for over 20 years, served as a full-time professor of surgery in the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery and as director of residency training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller school of medicine.

Frequently awarded faculty member of the year by his residents, Dr. Garg is considered the world’s preeminent authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental implant surgery and has written and published nine books and a dental marketing kit which has been translated in multiple languages and distributed worldwide. He has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, national and international dental association conventions and meetings including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Dental Implant Association.

Greatest Success

“I joked with her I was saying we’ll take care of your teeth and find you the guy has she found the guy she absolutely did she did oh my gosh that is life-changing that is not doing a cavity for someone that is not pulling a toothpaste that is changing her life.”

Fixing Poor Dentistry

Dr. Arun talks about how many cases he had to fix other people’s work. There are fixable, may be fixable, and not be able to fix. Not quite a number but still at least one fix a week.

Transitioning To Private Practice

Dr. Arun transitioned from university to private practice after seeing a great opportunity. He literally was making in a week, what more than he was making in a year before.

Lessons Learned

“My advice is if you’re thinking about doing it okay do it now okay if you’re thinking about doing it instead of spending six months a year two years just thinking about it that’s the only time you’re gonna regret not the things before not the things after but the time you’re thinking about it and just kind of is… I’m not sure.”

Money & Fear

Talking about what he has learned about the patient’s personality that differs from the hospital setting versus the private practice setting. From his experience, the most important things that got them into needing extensive work is usually been Money or Fear.

What Patients Should Know

What would be some of the questions Dr. Garg would recommend a patient to ask in that setting? There are lots of questions that should be asked before the procedure. Listen to Dr. Garg’s set of questionnaires and points for patients should ask or should know.

Is it a Good Team

“For me, it was observing telltale signs because if they’re excellent about each detail if the x on how to put the blood pressure cuff on I’m assuming they’re going to be excellent on the post-op care if they’re sloppy putting the blood pressure compliant I’m assuming they’re going to be sloppy with post-op care not always a correlation but oftentimes those that are picky sneaky on this thing are going to be on other things those are sloppy and one thing maybe on other things yeah and so look I was looking for those kinds of telltale signs.”

Difference Between DDS and DMD

“Most state licensing boards allow you to use either one irrespective of what you were actually awarded most people for are sentimental reasons use the one that they’re awarded I always order DMD I use DMD it looks awkward to me if someone inadvertently puts DDS on there but it is considered equivalent in fact most licensing boards allow you to use either one interchangeably.”

Do I Need A Specialist

“It’s important to have find someone who has done some training beyond dental school formal training.” There is a big difference between a specialist and a general practitioner. Dr. Arun Garg made a clear point regarding the need for a specialist.

Treating The Patient Not The Mouth

We have to realize that is we can’t apply our biases from the patient’s perspective look at is from their perspective we’ve always got to be treating them as and their particular circumstances, not their mouth but the human being.

PRP and Stem Cells In Dentistry

Listen to their conversation as they discuss PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cells in dentistry. Dr. Garg is telling us here how amazing the technology of PRP and stem cells is, not just in dentistry but in the overall medical industry. It is so amazing that it makes the process of healing faster.

Full Interview

Dr. Arun Garg has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, national and international dental association conventions and meetings including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Dental Implant Association.

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