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Meet Dr. James Orban, Periodontist at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, Colorado Springs

January 11, 2012

Filed under: Staff News — admin @ 9:45 am

Dr. Ken Gasper is proud to welcome Dr. James Orban, periodontist to Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.

At Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, Dr. Orban sees patients who have more advanced problems such as advanced gum recession and those who are in need of dental implants but have insufficient bone support and are in need of bone grafting.

We asked Dr. Orban about the common signs of periodontal disease:

Bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth.

What can patients do at home to prevent periodontal disease?

Use an electric toothbrush (Like Philips Sonicare), brush and floss every day and visit your dentist regularly.

More about Dr. Orban

Dr. James Orban has been a resident of Colorado since 1948.

He started a volunteer dental project, in 1987, The Children’s International Dental Project, www.dentalvolunteers.com  providing dental care to needy children in hospitals, orphanages, and street kids in Nepal. He has lead groups to Nepal, Sikkim, India, Bhutan, Samoa and Argentina, Africa, Ecuador, St. Vincent’s and Nepal again (2011).

In his free time he enjoys hiking/backpacking/camping, climbing (has done all the 14’ers), biking, skiing, scuba diving and traveling with his wife.

He attended Fountain Valley School and Colorado College. He went to dental school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and then to the University of Minnesota for his specialty training in Periodontics. He taught in the Dept. of Periodontics at UCLA for 1.5 years before returning to Colorado Springs.

Dr. Orban started his practice in Periodontics in Colorado Springs in 1970. He has expanded his training in Periodontics to the field of dental implants, which, he has been doing since 1974. He is a past President of the Colorado Springs Dental Society, Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists, and Colorado Springs Society of Periodontists. Dr. Orban is a current member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Society, and the Colorado Springs Dental Society and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Orban has attended many continuing education courses throughout his career. In addition to his continuing attendance to local and regional study clubs and meetings, some highlights have been: 1986-present – CoreVent Implant System, Dr. Master’s Implant Course, IMZ Implant system, A Comprehensive Review of Periodontics at LSU, Gortex Guided Tissue Regeneration Workshop, Periodontal and Restorative Symposium, McHorris Equilibration Study Club, Implant Seminar, Treatment of the Partially and Fully Edentulous Maxilla and Mandible, Guided Tissue Regeneration for Implants, American Academy of Periodontology Implant Symposium, Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, L.D. Panky Institute for Periodontics and Occlusion, The Misch Implant Institute, Colorado Springs Implant Study Club, 3day Bone Grafting Workshop with Cadaver Dissection Workshop and Osteotome Technique for Sinus Lifts, Bone Grafting using CaSo4, 3I Symposium –  Bone Biology and Bone Grafting, USC 30th Symposiun on Periodontics and Dental Implants, Nobel Biocare World Conference, MAP Implant Institute – Advanced Bone Grafting, and  the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Winter Symposium.

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