I have just spent a pleasurable hour chatting to the dentist behind  a new dental implant  system called Implant Pilot. It is a new way of using computer guided surgery to make the whole procedure less stressful for our patients. By using accurate 3D  jaw scans and combining them with  optical scans of your mouth, the more conventional approach of  cutting and folding back the gum can often be avoided. While the technology involved is both amazing and exciting the important part is that it  means fewer stitches or in some cases none at all after treatment.  Most patients tell us after implant placement that they were  pleasantly surprised at how straight forwards the process was but I do think that this system has the potential to take things to the next level, increasing comfort and reducing tenderness on the days after treatment. Anything that can make implant based treatments even easier to cope with than they already are can only be a good thing.  Our  team are scheduled to learn more about this new technology soon and are hoping to incorporate this technology into our practice at Craigentinny Dental Care over the coming months.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.