Dental Implants Topic of Upcoming Free Lecture in Camden County

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 16, 2008 – According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. For years, fixed bridges and removable dentures were the only options available for tooth loss. However, neither is a perfect solution and often bring with them a number of other problems. Today there is another option for patients who are missing teeth. That option is dental implants.

To find out more about dental implants, the public is invited to the Southeast Georgia Health System lecture “All You Need to Know About Dental Implants: Artificial Tooth Replacement.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room on the Health System’s Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Procter Drive.

The speaker for this event is Jeffery Capes, DMD, MD, oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Capes earned his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia and received his medical degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He will answer questions for the audience and light refreshments will also be served.

The next lecture scheduled for the Camden Campus is:

“Colorectal Disease” Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m. Cafeteria Conference Room Gastroenterologist Vantuil Varges, MD, speaker

To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.