Implantology is a science dedicated to the act of dental implantation, perfected by its experts – implantologists (implantologues), and studied by the people who wish to become an expert in this area of dental medicine one day.
The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
Implantologists have a special union called The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, or ICOI. It has been founded it 1972, and it is the largest union of implantologists worldwide. Their goal is to provide an ultimate care when it comes to teaching, practicing and perfecting dental implantation all over the world. Implantologists every around the globe are the part of this congress, and they often go through a variety of different courses and educational seminars in order to become the best version of themselves. This all requires huge amounts of patience and dedication towards the final, common goal they all have – to become the best possible implantologist they can be.
What it takes to be an implantologist?
This is a very specific branch of medicine, because it requires really steady hands, and a clear focus, due to many delicate spots in the oral cavity. Therefore, being an implantologist is not an easy or a stressless job, and to be one, it requires years and years of practice, and hours and hours spent behind the book. This job is definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoy it, it can be extremely rewarding to do it.
Medicine in general is an endless loop of informations, and therefore, each of its branches is the same. Implantology is no different, as well. Scientists and doctors working on dental implantations can spend weeks, months, or even years working on a small, new improvement that can change the face of implantology forever.
These improvements may not seem so big at the time, but they are the keystone in every future improvement being made by the experts of this science. Therefore, it is really not easy to be an implantologist, and sometimes, it may even be a little ungrateful to be one. This is why patience is the thing that distinguishes these people the most, and why they are so dedicated and determined with everything that they do.
In conclusion, becoming an implantologist can be a very hard task, demanding a lot of time and sacrifice, but becoming one can be extremely rewarding if that is what you enjoy doing.