June 2, 2016
Charleston Periodontal Services
Welcome to VIPS Dental, Dr. Stephanie Trahan! We are proud and excited to announce that Dr. Trahan will be opening her mobile periodontal and surgery practice in South Carolina this summer. Dr. Trahan will be providing in-house periodontal, surgical, implant and IV sedation services to general dentists in the Charleston area. General dental practices in and around Charleston, SC will be able to expand the services offered in their practices by utilizing Dr. Trahan as an as-needed virtual associate.
About Dr. Stephanie Trahan
Dr. Stephanie L. Trahan is a general dentist with 5 years of experience providing periodontal and oral surgical treatment utilizing intravenous conscious sedation. She has a military clinical training background, extensive international volunteer experience, and presented numerous continuing education courses.
Dr. Trahan is originally from Vermont and graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science, and Boston University Medical School with a Masters in Medical Sciences. She attended Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with a full scholarship from the United States Air Force; she also served as class president all 4 years. Upon graduation in 2011 she was accepted into a competitive surgical program at Lackland, AFB in conjunction with the University of Texas, Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Trahan was then assigned to Robins AFB, GA where she performed periodontal and oral surgery, IV conscious sedation, and general dentistry for the active duty population. Dr. Trahan has taught several continuing education courses on surgical techniques and has won several awards for her presentations.
Dr. Trahan spends much of her spare time coaching Special Olympics sailing and was named the GA state coach of the year in 2015. Dr. Trahan is also an active member in the volunteer group Dentistry for All, Guatemala and volunteers yearly to perform dentistry in disadvantaged communities. She has been recognized by the American Dental Association for her meritorious service to the people of Guatemala and is also a student mentor for Boston University’s international externship program.
Dr. Trahan recently completed her Air Force active duty service commitment as a Major, and settled in beautiful Charleston, SC to enjoy the sailing, history, gardening, and friendly people.
To learn more about keeping more treatment in-house and offering expanded services in your Charleston general dental practice, contact us.
March 23, 2016
For more than 40 years, dental implants have been the most reliable, versatile and longest lasting form of tooth replacement available. Long considered the gold-standard in the replacement of missing teeth, implants look, feel and function more like natural teeth.
Over 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. 3 million Americans already have at least one dental implant, and that number is growing by over a half a million each year. One of the reasons why implant dentistry is growing quickly is because implants are arguably one of the most predictable restorative dental procedures available today. With a success rate of 98%, patients can expect that their dental implant will last them the rest of their lives, when cared for properly.