We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.
Welcome to the practice website of Dr. Richard T. Akin. As a dual doctorate (DDS, MD) oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Akin manages a wide variety of concerns relating to the face, mouth and dentition. Dr. Akin practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with specific expertise in dental implant surgery, bone grafting and wisdom tooth removal. He has performed thousands of dental implant procedures and has developed a technique of minimaly invasive dental implant placement with immediate temporary tooth placement. His technique was published in 2014.
Dr. Akin also treats and diagnoses facial injuries and oral pathology. He focuses, writes and teaches on immediate dental implant placement, dental implant temporaries, and minimally invasive dental implant surgery. His practice also incorporates 3D (CBCT) scanning, growth factors and IV sedation.
Dr. Akin lectures nationally on all topics related to dental implants with a specific focus on immediate dental implants and temporaries on implants performed the same day. Dr. Akin is an instructor at the Pankey Institute, a non-profit post-doctoral environment for dental professionals.
In addition, Dr. Akin is pursuing a patent and trademark on his own dental implant product which solves a currently unsolved problem in minimally invasive immediate implant placement. Patent and trademark pending.
08.19.15 Guest speaker Catrice Opichka spoke onThe 21st Century Dental Hygiene Therapist: Discussing Difficult Topics With Our Patients
04.22.15 Dr. Akin has submitted his application to patent his own implant technique.
04.10.15 Dr. Akin gave a day long seminar at the New Orleans Dental Conference Annual Session.
02.05.15 Dr. Akin has returned after teaching a course at the E3 seminar at the Pankey Institute.
02.20.15 Dr. Akin has returned from north Vancouver as the guest speaker of the VIP Study Club.
08.15.14 Guest speaker Catrice Opichka spoke on The Cancer Patient: Understanding Risks, Improving Diagnosis and Mastering Care.
We enjoy continually receiving accolades and expressions of gratitude from our patients through cards, letters, and gifts. It is the greatest reward to know that our patient's lives are enhanced because of the work we do. Here you can view some of these patient testimonials.