Panama City Dentist Achieves High Implant Honors

PANAMA CITY, FL — A skilled implant dentist practicing at Panama City Smiles has achieved a prestigious honor from the world’s leading dental implant organization.

Dr. Trae Pappas, who practices with Dr. Anish Patel, earned a Fellowship recognition with the International Congress of Implantologists (ICOI) in December. Becoming a Fellow with ICOI involves rigorous evaluations and peer review from other experts in the field.

“I’m fortunate to work with such a skilled dentist who treats our patients with state-of-the-art care,” said Dr. Patel, who operates Panama City Smiles. “Dental implants have become our standard care for patients with missing teeth, whether we are replacing one tooth or restoring an entire arch.”

For his Fellowship, Dr. Pappas presented 20 different implant cases for board review. He also completed more than 100 hours of implant education over the past five years.

Dr. Pappas joined Panama City Smiles in 2015. A native of Florida, he graduated at the top of his class at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He practiced in northwest Florida before joining the team at Panama City Smiles.

“The ICOI is the world’s largest dental implant organization, and being a Fellow allows me to continuing working with some of the best dental implant providers in the world,” Dr. Pappas said. “I hope our patients can take comfort knowing that they are getting care from doctors who pursue the most advanced training in the world.”

Panama City Smiles, 1022 Harrison Ave., offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and orthodontics for adults and children. The practice uses the latest technology to provide quality dental care to its patients. Dr. Patel uses digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure, and intraoral cameras to teach patients about proper oral health techniques.

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Patel provides durable porcelain veneers, dental crowns, KoR whitening deep bleaching, and ClearCorrect, a system that uses clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth. ClearCorrect is virtually undetectable and can correct crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and mild bite issues.

Dr. Patel, who grew up in England, earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and then his dental degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Patel is committed to advancing his skills in dentistry and takes more than 100 hours in continuing education every year. Following dental school, he completed a three-year program on progressive orthodontics and has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

Panama City Smiles hosts Dentistry From The Heart every year, giving away thousands of dollars in free dental care to underserved or uninsured adults. The dental office treats about 100 patients during every Dentistry From The Heart event, and works with the community to provide participants free dental services.

To learn more about Dr. Patel or Panama City Smiles’ free day of dentistry or cosmetic dentistry services, visit the website at or call the office at 850-588-0185.

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