085 Implant Education with Dr Charles Schlesinger
Today’s guest is Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI. Charles is a dental implant practitioner and educator who has lectured domestically and internationally, and has been awarded as one of Dentistry Today’s Top Educators for several years running. He’s an expert in such topics as advanced restorative, implantology, and cadaver-based implant and grafting. When he’s not lecturing, he maintains a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Charles’ name has been showing up everywhere for me lately, and I’m delighted to have him on the show. He’ll share his story and talk about where he did his studies, as well as how he got to where he is today. Given his expertise in dentistry, you would think this was his lifelong passion, but in fact he took a winding route to get here. He worked in immunology research for a couple years, then transitioned into teaching high school biology, before finally moving into dentistry.
As you’ll hear today, Charles believes that every dentist is capable of placing implants if they really want to. If this is an area that interests you, he recommends finding a beginning course from an instructor you like to learn more about the area. If you don’t feel ready after the end of that course, you can build from there. Once you’ve gotten your feet wet and want to take the next steps, look into The CD Schlesinger Group to learn more.
If you’re further along in your career and ready for something new, you might want to get involved in teaching and education. As an expert in this himself, Charles offers several potential paths that someone at this stage could take. Tune into the episode to hear his recommendations! We’ll also chat about the importance of differentiating yourself and where Charles will be offering courses this year, and Charles will offer some closing words of encouragement.