Hi, I'm Dr. Steve Williams, founder of the Dallas Implant Institute.
I graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1987 and began practicing with my father. I have been placing implants for over 20 years now and eventually worked towards my Associate Fellowship in the AAID. I was practicing with my brother during this process which was a tremendous encouragement in having someone else help me learn and study and troubleshoot cases together.
When I look back over my journey and think of all the information needed, case planning options, troubleshooting issues and stresses I encountered, I began to realize what a daunting task for dentist to learn the art of placing implants in a solo or "Loan Ranger" type environment. I had help along the way, but most dentist do not.
Knowing that my own son was about to graduate from dental school, and knowing that he was taught very little about implants during his dental school years, I realized there has to be a better way to learn this exciting new treatment for more dentists to use. All we needed to do was create an environment where dentists would have all the support, encouragement and even ‘over the shoulder’ mentoring that they wanted in order to get comfortable placing dental implants in their own office as soon as possible and as profitable as possible....