Dr. Aline Speer is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a Professor in implant surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry. She practices the full scope of the specialty with expertise ranging from dental implants to periodontal surgery and gum grafting. Dr. Speer also specializes in correcting a wide variety of implant complications due to bone loss or poor aesthetic results.
What does it mean to be a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology? A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.
How Is Care from Dr. Aline Speer Different? Dr. Speer will provide you with conservative treatment that is predictable and right for you. You can expect to spend some time with Dr. Speer as she gets to know you and your individual needs and goals. Dr. Speer and her staff will take the time to educate you on your options and empower you to make good decisions, all while working closely with your family dentist in a team approach.
Why is Using a Specialist Such a Good Idea? Periodontics is the most qualified dental specialty to treat patients who need dental implants and/or periodontal surgery. Dr. Speer’s practice is exclusive to periodontal therapy and implant placement. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Speer further advanced her education in a three-year residency in Periodontics. This gave her the opportunity to handle the most complex periodontal cases, from severe bone loss due to gum disease to eliminating recession with soft-tissue grafting. In addition, she is trained in the surgical placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth or to support dentures. By focusing on periodontal therapy and implant placement, she has honed her skills and knowledge, lowering your risk of complications and pain.
Once your goals have been met and healing has been completed, Dr. Speer will return you back to your family dentist to continue the dental care you know and trust. Read Dr. Speer’s blog and learn more…