Meet Dr. Abdelhamed
Dr. Abdelhamed completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and achieved an MS degree in Implant Dentistry. He then completed a surgical implant fellowship at The University of Maryland. Dr. Abdelhamed began his career in dentistry graduating from The Cairo University School of Dentistry. He taught dentistry and maintained a private practice in Egypt before deciding to specialize in the US.
What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed a three-year specialty program after earning a DDS degree. During specialty training, the dentist spends 100% of his time mastering prosthodontic skills and treating patients. Prosthodontics is one of the nine specialties in dentistry. As the name implies, a prosthodontist is highly skilled at creating a dental prosthesis to replace or reconstruct missing or severely damaged teeth. Dental implants are widely used by a prosthodontist. Implants are the foundation for many types of dental prostheses; crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures. The prosthodontist designs and creates a dental prosthesis to replicate a natural tooth for harmonious chewing function with the other teeth. This specialty also encompasses artistry through the prosthodontist’s attention to cosmetic detail. A prosthodontist is the most highly trained and skilled dentist for creating beautiful, natural looking teeth, or a complete smile makeover. The end result of the treatment is a more beautiful smile than the patient has ever had. Prosthodontics is a very complex type of dentistry but the outcomes are life-changing for the patient.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is not one of the nine specialties in dentistry. Dentists might take a class or series of classes in techniques for improving cosmetic results, but it is not required. Any dentist may call himself or herself a cosmetic dentist without training beyond dental school. There is a wide range of skill levels among dentists who market themselves as cosmetic dentists. For more consistent and predictable outcomes of cosmetic dental treatments, seek a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist will have the training and experience to create a beautiful smile or the smile makeover that you desire.
Dr. Abdelhamed is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He belongs to the following organizations: