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After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1980 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ross Atkinson continued his education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, achieving a Masters of Science degree and specialty degree in Periodontics in 1982. He then completed an extensive two-year program in implant dentistry at the renowned Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh). On an ongoing basis, he furthers his understanding and skills in dentistry through completion of advanced courses. Dr. Atkinson has staff privileges at Hot Springs’ St. Joe Hospital, National Park Hospital and Healthpark Hospital. He has held numerous consecutive terms as President of the Arkansas Society of Periodontists and has achieved Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is also an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Central District Dental Society, Arkansas State Dental Association and Garland County Dental Society. Dr. Atkinson is a frequent speaker to dental professionals and the public on topics involving Dental Implants and Periodontics. He is supported by staff members who share a compatible commitment to the highest level of patient care. Together, they make each visit a pleasant experience where your comfort and satisfaction are always a priority.

Considerations Before Full-Mouth Extractions and Denture Placement

QUESTION RECENTLY ASKED OF DR. ATKINSON CONCERNING REPLACING EXISTING TEETH WITH A DENTURE:Dentures seem much easier than taking care of my teeth.  I’m already missing some upper and lower teeth, so shouldn’t I have the rest pulled and wear a … Continue reading

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Stabilizing dentures or Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

QUESTION ASKED OF DR. ATKINSON ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS: My dentures bother me so much that I have to remove them to eat.  How can Dental Implants make this better? ANSWERED BY DR. ATKINSON, PERIODONTIST, HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS:I am assuming that you have … Continue reading

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