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TeethXpress Dental Implants Charlottesville, VA

1415 Rolkin Court, Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Dr. Carlos Ibañez

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Dr. Dennis John Kantanen

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About TeethXpress Dental Implants Charlottesville, VA

At Charlottesville Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, our experienced team takes great pride in skillfully helping patients replace missing teeth and regain beautiful smiles through the TeethXpress dental implant procedure. Dr. Carlos Ibañez, Dr. Nicholas Hill, and their team of experienced dental professionals are particularly skilled at helping patients replace several missing teeth, smile again with confidence, and regain the ability to enjoy a wide variety of their favorite food choices.

Certifications in IV sedation and general anesthesia allow you to sleep comfortably during your dental implant procedures at our conveniently located Charlottesville, Virginia, private practice. Our friendly staff is eager to help you reduce or eliminate anxiety and avoid pain, in a welcoming and friendly professional environment. Utilizing the TeethXpress technique, Dr. Ibañez and Dr. Hill work with an experienced team of clinicians to replace your missing teeth and provide you with a beautiful new smile, in as little as one day. Contact our office today. Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if the TeethXpress procedure is the best option for you.

Dr. Carlos Ibañez

Dr. Carlos Ibañez completed his dental degree at the University of Panama in 1998, followed by a one-year oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ibañez then completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, from 2001-2005, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2009, Dr. Ibañez established the Charlottesville Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Charlottesville, Virginia where he specializes in oral surgery and implant dentistry. In addition to his full-time private oral surgery practice, since 2017 Dr. Ibañez has served as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department. In 2019, Dr. Ibañez took steps to complete the mandatory advanced clinical dental implant training that is required to become a Certified TeethXpress Provider.

Dr. Ibañez enjoys using the TeethXpress dental implant technique to help his patients achieve beautiful smiles and enjoy eating a wide variety of the foods they love.

Dr. Dennis John Kantanen

Dr. Dennis J Kantanen graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California. As a senior Dental Student, he was recognized and inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Following his graduation, he was commissioned as a Captain in The United States Army Dental Corps. Dr. Kantanen then completed a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in the Army Medical Department at Fort Lewis, Washington. After his training, Dr. Kantanen transferred to Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Upon arriving, Dr. Kantanen was deployed to Iraq, where was assigned to be the Brigade Dental Officer for the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While in Iraq, Dr. Kantanen treated the infantry soldiers of the 327th Infantry Regiment and their supporting elements. He performed routine dental care, as well as emergency treatment on soldiers and foreign nationals in theater.

Following his return from the combat tour, Dr. Kantanen completed his advanced four years training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. While in residency, Dr. Kantanen learned all the facets of oral and maxillofacial surgery, to include orthognathic surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, and maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction. Also, during his residency, he completed numerous trauma rotations in Houston, Texas and Tyler, Texas to hone his surgical skills and trauma management to better serve the soldiers of the United States Army.

Upon his graduation from his surgical residency, Dr. Kantanen transferred to Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as the Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Winn Army Community Hospital. There he served the soldiers and families of the 3rd Infantry Division for five years, performing all aspects of oral surgery to include emergency care.

After his tour at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Dr. Kantanen was transferred to Fort Campbell, Kentucky to become the Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Along with being chief of the department, he was the oral surgery mentor for the AEGD residency at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was awarded the Mentor of the Year by the residents for his excellence in teaching and mentoring. Dr. Kantanen loves to teach new dentists about oral surgery and his passion to always teach his patients something new about their care.

Following his tour at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Dr. Kantanen was transferred to Fort Lee, Virginia where he was the Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. While at Fort Lee, he expanded the access to care for the new Army recruits to include intravenous sedation (IV) for all eligible soldiers. The focus of his practice included mainly dentoalveolar surgery and implantology, the core procedures done in a private practice setting. Dr. Kantanen is set to retire from active-duty service in the United States Army with over 20 years of service. He has joined our practice in a part time capacity and will soon join our team full time serving the great patients of our community.

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When I saw my new teeth for the first time, I couldn't stop smiling. I was so happy - I almost started crying.

- Kristie, a TeethXpress patient

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