Richard Akin DDS, MD: Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, Baton Rouge
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Bone Grafting

We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed.

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We provide expert care and advanced methods to achieve quality outcomes

Welcome to the practice website of Dr. Richard Akin.  As a dual doctorate (DDS, MD) oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Akin manages a wide variety of concerns relating to the face, mouth and teeth.  Dr. Akin practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with specific expertise in dental implant surgery, bone grafting and wisdom tooth removal.  He has performed thousands of dental implant procedures and has developed a technique of minimally invasive dental implant placement with immediate temporary tooth placement.  His first technique article was published in 2014.

Dr. Akin has developed and taught other specialists his techniques on immediate implant placement, minimally invasive oral surgery and minimally invasive dental implant surgery.  His 'Anatomic Harmony Abutment', or AHA!, technique was accepted for publication in the peer reviewed journal of his specialty, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  His technique addresses a major unsolved problem in posterior minimally invasive immediate implant placement.  He is pursuing a patent and trademark of this technique.

He focuses, writes and teaches on immediate dental implant placement, dental implant temporaries, and minimally invasive surgery. His practice also incorporates 3D (CBCT) scanning, growth factors and IV sedation.

Dr. Akin lectures nationally and internationally on all topics related to dental implants with a specific focus on immediate dental implants and temporaries on implants performed the same day.  Dr. Akin also teaches 4 times per year at the Pankey Institute, which is a non-profit post-doctoral environment for dental professionals with an emphasis on work life balance.

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News & Announcements

General News

April Meeting

04.15.16 Team Treatment Planning

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4th Annual Hygiene Extravaganza

08.19.15 Guest speaker Catrice Opichka spoke onThe 21st Century Dental Hygiene Therapist: Discussing Difficult Topics With Our Patients

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Recent Lectures

Southeastern Society of Oral Surgeons Meeting

05.06.16 Dr. Akin lectures to group of oral surgeons on dental implants.

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Pankey Institute

02.25.16 Dr. Akin spoke at the Pankey Institute Essentials 3 course on February 3, 2016.

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Study Club News

March Meeting

03.10.16 Live Clinical Demonstrations

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February Meeting

02.22.16 Mike Bellerino, CDT

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