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Dr. Kenneth Abe received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center where he graduated in the top 10 of his class. He went on for his advanced training in Periodontics at the USC dental school which he completed in 1979. He returned and taught Periodontics in both the undergraduate and graduate clinics for 15 years. Dr. Abe specializes in Periodontal Microsurgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Computer Guided Flapless Implant Placement. Our objective is to provide the highest quality of care, emphasizing minimally invasive tritiument. The objective of Minimally Invasive Surgery is to limit incisions and the surgical field to minimize trauma in all procedures. Our goal is to make your visit as comfortable and painless as possible.
We are a Periodontal practice devoted to saving your teeth, by treating gum disease, replacing missing teeth through dental implants and restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile We use conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that are designed to provide you with the highest level of periodontal health possible.
A standard of excellence in personalized periodontal care enables us to provide the quality periodontal services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards to ensure your treatment and/or surgery will go smoothly and comfortably while providing you with the results you desire. Performing gum surgery utilizing PeriodontalMicrosurgery allows us to detect many problems not apparent to the naked eye. This results in better outcomes for you with the added bonus of faster healing with more comfort. Dr. Abe was one of the first in the nation to routinely place dental implants utilizing CT computer guided implant placement which delivers the highest degree of accuracy and safety in implant placement available today. CT computer guided implant placement allows placement of dental implants and bone grafts utilizing Minimally Invasive Surgery. We are one of the first to adopt completely digital implant planning and placement where all surgeries are virtually planned before the patient come into the office. The goal is to make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible. Since 1993 Dr. Abe has routinely placed dental implants utilizing "flapless surgery" which requires no sutures. This results in very little or no post-operative trauma.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleaning, flossing, and fluoride are all helpful components in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
We know that excellence in performing all periodontal procedures is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest treatments and procedures with the most optimal results. We also know that surgery, if needed, is never routine, no matter how many thousands of times we have performed such procedures. We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us.
Dr. Abe also has presented many Continuing Education courses to colleges and the American Academy of Periodontics on his unique advanced treatment procedures. (select links here MicrosurgeryMinimally Invasive Surgery, Computer Guided Dental Impants, The ABE procedure - Alveolar Buccal Enhancement Procedure for esthetics ), Digitized Ridge Augmentation and Completley Digitial Implant Placement.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In addition to our usual PPE that you are used to, and sterilizing procedures on all instruments and operatory surfaces, we have added anti-aerosol engeneering to help sterilize the air in our office. Sanitizing air conditioners have been added that filter the air through HEPA filters which "scrub" the air every 30-60 minutes. In addition we have installed Ultraviolet light (UVC) sterilizers which is known to kill bacteria and virus' in the air and on surfaces. Our surgical suite has been made into a "negative pressure" room where the air is sterilized and evacuated out of the room rather than recirculated.
Safety, sterilization and infection control are of utmost importance to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times.
Virtually all implants are placed utilizing 3-D Virtual Computer Planned placement and Precision Surgical Guides which assures the greatest safety and precision planning in implant placement to assure the best result for you.
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
Dr. Abe was one of the first in the world to be trained in Periodontal Microsurgery having practiced Micro-periodontal Surgery since 1996. He has pioneered many microsurgical and minimally invasive implant placement techniques that he exclusively uses today. He has presented many lectures on the subject of Microsurgery, Dental Implants and Minimally Invasive Treatment. He was a pioneer in using 3-D computer modeling to place implants since 1993. Being a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Western Society of Periodontists, and Mid-Peninsula Dental Association allows Dr. Abe to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. He was selected to give a presentation on his revolutionary "Alveolar Buccal Enhancement" (ABE) procedure at the 100th Anniversary American Academy of Periodontology annual meeting in the "innovations in Periodontics Session" in September 2014. In 2018 He gave a lecture at the American Academy of Periodontololgy annual meeting in Vancover on "Retoratively Driven Ridge Augmentation" and now is a pioneer in completely digitally driven surgical procedures and implant planning and placement.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. That is why we perform Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures to minimize trauma and encourage faster healing. Whatever we can do to make your experience with us more comfortable and pleasant, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Thank you for taking time to visit our website. We look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!
Kenneth Abe, D.D.S.
Specialist in Periodontics
Microsurgery, Dental Implants
843 Altos Oaks Drive, Suite 1
Los Altos, CA 94024
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