Austin, TX Dental Implants Surgeon Dr. Dan Holtzclaw to Publish Industry’s First Textbook on Pterygoid Implants

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Board-certified implant specialist Dr. Dan Holtzclaw is due to publish the first-ever textbook on pterygoid dental implants later this summer.

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, Periodontist in Austin, TX

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw Publishes First Pterygoid Dental Implants Textbook this Summer

With his extensive credentials and qualifications, he is able to perform this complex procedure, allowing him to help many patients who are turned down for implants at other practices.

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw—a board-certified specialist in dental implants in Austin, TX—will publish a first-of-its-kind textbook on pterygoid implants later this summer. Dr. Holtzclaw has placed more than 25,000 implants to date, has published in excess of 60 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals, and has lectured on same-day, zygomatic, and pterygoid implants at conferences worldwide. Named among the World's Top 100 Doctors by Global Summits Institute, he is one of a limited number of implant surgeons who perform pterygoid implant procedures, which help patients with severe bone loss qualify for dental implants.

The upcoming hardcover textbook will feature over 200 full-color pages devoted solely to pterygoid dental implants used in full-arch, immediate load protocols. It will detail the history of pterygoid implants, anatomy pertinent to the placement of pterygoid implants, indications and contraindications for pterygoid implants, surgical technique, how to deal with complications, prosthetic considerations for pterygoid implants, and many sample cases.

Pterygoid implants are placed in the upper jaw of patients who have lost a significant amount of jawbone and cannot support dental implants. They are much longer than standard implants, extending from the tooth root area to the pterygoid processes of the sphenoid bone. Dr. Holtzclaw is a Diplomate of both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Board of Periodontology, for which he is subject to recertification every six years. With his extensive credentials and qualifications, he is able to perform this complex procedure, allowing him to help many patients who are turned down for implants at other practices.

Dr. Holtzclaw’s practice, Austin Dental Implant Center, takes a comprehensive and collaborative approach to dental implant treatment. Periodontists, oral surgeons and even lab technicians all work at the same state-of-the-art practice, offering everything patients need. Beyond specialized techniques like pterygoid and zygomatic dental implant surgery, they also use on-site technology including their Zirkonzahn™ laboratory equipment, cone beam CT scanner, and hospital-grade anesthesia monitors to offer a truly unique advantage.

Those seeking dental implants in Austin, TX, particularly those who have suffered extensive bone loss in their jaws, can connect with Dr. Holtzclaw at Austin Dental Implant Center by calling 512-375-0050 or visiting

Information about Dr. Holtzclaw’s upcoming textbook is available at Those who order a copy of the book in advance can save 25 percent on the standard price.

About the Practice

Austin Dental Implant Center was founded by Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on full arch immediately loaded dental implant treatment. Using experience from thousands of dental implant procedures, Dr. Holtzclaw pioneered the DIAsmile™ implant teeth-in-a-day treatment concept, which allows patients to receive a new dental implant smile in just one day. With an in-house laboratory utilizing world-class Zirkonzahn™ technology, staff oral surgeons, staff prosthodontists, and experienced dental technicians, Austin Dental Implant Center is able to provide industry leading dental implant treatment in one convenient location, eliminating the need for patients to travel to multiple offices, as is required with most traditional dental offices.

To learn more about the Austin Dental Implant Center advantage visit or call 512-375-0050.

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