What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a specialist in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry, who has spent an additional four years in full-time study, after becoming a dentist, advancing his knowledge, skills and ability.
A prosthodontist is a diagnostic and treatment-planning expert who deals commonly with complex dental problems.
Multidisciplinary dental treatment requires teamwork. A prosthodontist will usually network in a team to achieve optimal long-term dental health. There needs to be close co-operation between the general dentist, periodontist, oral surgeon, orthodontist, as well as the highly skilled dental technicians in working with you the patient to achieve healthy and aesthetically pleasing long-term dental health.
Dr Anton Grotius
Dr Grotius is a prosthodontist. He obtained his BChD in 1996 and the following 5 years he worked as a general dental surgeon in private practice in Brighton (UK). In 1998 he obtained the Dip(Odont) in Maxillo- Facial and Oral Surgery (Cum Laude). He returned to South Africa in 2001 and started his full time studies to qualify as a prosthodontist in 2005.
Dr Grotius is in private practice in Pretoria (Lynnwood). He has lectured extensively in his field and has a special interest in digital dental photography, Cone Beam technology and new developments in diagnostic and treatment tools. He is an active member of SADA (South African Dental Association) and APSA (Association of Prosthodontics of South Africa). He is also the coordinator of the Pretoria Prosthodontic study group, study club director for the International Team of Implantology(ITI) and national speaker for Nobel Biocare and the International Team of Implantology(ITI). He is married and has 4 boys. He is an enthusiastic mountain biker and photographer.
WHO NEEDS A PROSTHODONTIST
Patients in need of crowns or bridges
Patients who need all types of teeth reconstruction
Patients who need dentures (fixed or removable)