health history dental implant expertA dentist that places dental implants to support missing or broken teeth is called a dental implant expert.

The dental implant expert may include a prosthodontist, periodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or general dentist.

When visiting a dental implant expert, be sure to accurately report your health history. It is very important that he or she fully understands the background of your health.



This encompasses systems in the body such as:

  • Head
  • Brain
  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Stomach
  • Intestines
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Feet
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Skin
  • Muscles
  • Bones

There are correlations between diseases of the mouth and other systemic diseases such as heart disease, lung disease, nerve diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Your health is very important to your dental implant expert. It is recommended to make every effort to complete this form carefully. The more thorough you are, the better oral health care you will receive and will increase the likelihood of dental implant success.

All the best-

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Prosthodontist, Author and Speaker
Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia