About the Doctor
Dr. Louie first started his dental experience as a dental laboratory technician in 1976. Triple majoring in the Biological Sciences, Psychology, and History, he graduated with an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983, before attending his dental training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, completing his dental degree in 1986. After practicing as a general dentist for several years, he completed an advanced training residency in dental implants at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and at NYU, before receiving advanced specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Some of his active associations and organizations include the: American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Regional Dental Associations, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (Fellow), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Diplomat), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute for Continuing Education, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the American Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Louie lectures extensively about dental implants and dental reconstruction techniques and procedures. He was past director of the Hi Ossen Implant Manufacturer’s Dental Implant Training Center in Walnut Creek, and the director of the Tri Valley Dental Implant Training Center, and has lectured extensively domestically and internationally. He has taught many dentists the art and science of dental implants and restorations.
True to our current philosophy, as we continue on in life’s travels, I see our office keeping up with technology in providing the latest dental techniques for our patients. As far as for my personal interests, I find myself spending time with my family and raising my son. I still find time for my interests in playing music, Guitar and Piano, as well as occasionally ice-skating. Some of my earlier accomplishments included ice-skating in Skate America 1990, and Worlds 1991.
Our practice is team orientated, and it is our policy to give comprehensive, compassionate care with reasonable fees. Although Dr. Louie has had many years experience as a Dental Lab Technologist, General Dentist, and still enjoys Family Dentistry, as a Prosthodontist Specialist, our office has an emphasis in Dental Implants, complicated restorative reconstruction, advanced bone grafting, advanced tissue grafting, Laser biostimulation, and preventative care.
What Is A Prosthodontist?
A Prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in prosthetic reconstruction, the specialty of esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. This may include Crowns, Dentures, Fillings, Implants, and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, etc. It is one of one of the lesser known of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. As in the medical field, in the dental field, additional years of full-time specialized training after becoming a dentist is required before being recognized as a specialist in a particular field. Not only does a prosthodontist deal with simple cases, but are specially trained for the more complex cases. Some examples are patients who need full mouth reconstruction, with real teeth or in combination with dental implants, cancer patients who have lost their jaws, nose, ears, etc. and is not limited to the mouth.
Maintenance and Preventative care
Prevention is probably the most important action regarding teeth and gum problems. Even though our Dental technology is good, it can never be as good as what nature has given us. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits can prevent most of the common Dental problems we see today. It is common to see serious Dental problems occur when they could have been prevented. The absence of pain does not indicate that everything may be fine. Gum disease, for example, is the most common reason adults loose their teeth, however, it is common not to feel pain until the last stages. There is no cure to re grow back ALL the bone that has been destroyed. This is one example why regular check-ups can be valuable: catch it early.
“Cosmetic Dentistry” used to be a popular “catch word” regarding improving smiles. Actually, what we do is a combination of form, function, and cosmetics, and they are all interrelated. Having a beautiful smile is very important for self-esteem, and this can have a profound influence in the successfulness of an individual’s social, business, and personal life. With the newer bonding agents, ceramics, and diagnostic technology, cosmetic dental procedures can have great results, but, without the compromises that were common only a few years ago.
We offer full dental services. These may include:
- Exam and Cleanings
- Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges
- Gum Treatments
- Dentures and Partial Dentures
- Same Day Denture Repair
- TMJ Problems
- Complex Restorative Cases
- Dental Implant Placement and Restorations
- Bone and tissue reconstruction
- Laser decontamination and biostimulation
- Complementary Dental Implant Consultations
Advanced Technology Dentistry
- Digital 2D radiography
- Digital 3D radiography, Complimentary implant Consultations
- Advanced Technology, Ceramic and Metal Crowns and Bridges
- Dental Implant Placement and Restorations, “Teeth in One Day”
- Bone and Soft tissue Regeneration Technology
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
- Minimally Invasive Restorative Techniques
- Periolase Laser: LANAP, LAPIP, BLAST
- Radiolase Assisted Dentistry
- Long Wave TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
- Functional and Cosmetic Prosthodontic Therapies
- Anxiolysis Sedation