The making of UCLA’s Implant Festival

Prosthodontic Study ClubMy passion for implants got me the idea of having an implant study club. UCLA School of Dentistry was one of the first places in the US where dental implants landed, so it seemed like a perfect fit. I started the club under the mentorship of Dr. Kumar Shah, director of predoctoral implant courses, and then I formed a cabinet of strong leaders.

I had a goal of 100 members and even my team own thought this was crazy. However, in nine days we passed our goal and now we have 156 members: the largest study club ever, 40% of the school! Read about how we made this event possible…

Receiving complete dentures at age 26

young with denturesKristi is not your typical “denture patient.” As a stay-at-home mother of four in Jacksonville, Florida, Kristi received her first set of upper and lower complete dentures at the young age of 26. Her story is unusual, not just because of her age, but that throughout her entire journey of full mouth extractions, placement of immediate dentures, and now with her new implants, Kristi has chronicled all of her struggles, accomplishments, and numerous dental visits on her blog and Youtube channel. Her videos and posts have provided a voice and string of hope for current and future denture-wearers.