Virginia Beach, VA Oral Surgeons, Drs. Melvin Ford, Klaus Guter, and James Gray, Host Leading Edge Continuing Education Courses

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Drs. Melvin Ford, Klaus Guter, and James Gray, Virginia Beach, VA oral surgeons, recently hosted two specialized continuing education courses to dental professionals. The first course focused on the All-on-4® technique, which is a total tooth replacement solution that uses multiple dental implants, while the second course delved into the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer.

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Drs. Melvin Ford, Klaus Guter, and James Gray of Oral Surgery of Tidewater recently offered two continuing education courses to teach other dental professionals and oral surgeons how to improve the care they provide patients. One course introduced dental professionals to the All-on-4® technique, which uses multiple strategically located dental implants to stabilize a full bridge. The other course focused on various techniques for more effectively diagnosing and treating head and neck cancer.

The All-on-4® course gave 22 attending dental professionals and oral surgeons near Virginia Beach, VA, the opportunity to learn about this implant dentistry technique and strategies for explaining it to patients. The All-on-4® technique, which relies on dental implants that are permanently anchored in the jawbone, provides a functional solution for patients who cannot receive individual implants because of bone density loss. Drs. Ford, Guter, and Gray hosted the three-part course on this technique in conjunction with Zimmer 3i, an organization widely recognized for its accelerated, hands-on dental education courses.

To offer the second course, which focused on the diagnosis of head and neck cancers, Drs. Ford, Guter, and Gray collaborated with multiple local healthcare providers. The Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Department of Otolaryngology, which specializes in developing new treatments and approaches to head and neck surgery, contributed to the curriculum. Drs. Ford, Guter, and Gray also partnered with Atlantic Dental Group, which is a general dental practice based in Virginia Beach, VA, to host the course.

When Drs. Ford, Guter and Gray are not offering educational courses for dental professionals and oral surgeons near Virginia Beach, VA, they provide a variety of services at their practice office. Procedures they provide include bone grafting, dental implants, orthognathic jaw correction surgery, sleep apnea treatment, and emergency care. Patients who would like to learn more about these services or to schedule a consultation with the doctors are urged to visit the website of Oral Surgery of Tidewater at Patients may also call the practice office directly at (866) 901-3655 to request an appointment.

About the Practice

Oral Surgery of Tidewater offers personalized dental care to patients in Virginia Beach, VA, since 1955. Drs. Melvin Ford, Klaus Guter, and James Gray provide a wide range of oral surgery procedures with the most advanced technology in order to provide a high standard of care that you can trust. Drs. Ford, Guter, and Gray have extensive training in dental implants, full-scope oral and facial surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic jaw corrective surgery, and a variety of other complex cases. To learn more about Oral Surgery of Tidewater and the services they offer, visit their website at or call (866) 901-3655 to schedule an appointment.

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