Dr. Howard Abrahams, Accredited Prosthodontist
Do you know what a Prosthodontist is? If your answer is no, you are not alone. The reason why many people do not know what a Prosthodontist is or does is because there are so few. It takes many years of dedication and determination to achieve this level of expertise. A Prosthodontist, such as Dr. Howard Abrahams, is a fully trained specialist in complex dental care and cosmetic rehabilitation. This specialty is one of eight dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
Advanced Training to Provide Ideal Care
Typical prosthodontic training includes four years of dental school and three additional years of training in dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetics, and temporomandibular joint function. Dr. Abrahams took it upon himself to train for an additional (8th) year to achieve the distinction of Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. This year long fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Dental Oncology was completed at New York City’s prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Abrahams is One of a Few Certified Prosthodontists in the South Florida Area
As a Prosthodontist, Dr. Abrahams provides an extremely high level of care for patients who are missing teeth or have significant damage to their existing teeth. His extremely specialized training allows him to deal with a wide variety of problems from the most simple to the most complex. A prosthodontist can be thought of as the dentist’s dentist. He can aid in the rehabilitation of a complete dentition or merely in the replacement of one or two teeth. With the advent of dental implants as a viable means of replacing teeth, the prosthodontist’s role has expanded substantially. The prosthodontist can supply the control and expertise that is necessary to make an implant supported restoration look and function properly. He is a Member of the American College of Prosthodontists, The Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, South Florida District Dental Association, & American Dental Association.