The Australasian Society For Conservative Implant Dentistry

Simplifying The Replacement Of Missing Teeth With Keyhole Implant Dentistry 


The Australasian Society For Conservative Implant Dentistry (ASCID) is an organisation which is committed to educating and training qualified dentists to perform conservative dental implant treatments with predictably high rates of success so that the community can benefit from simplified and more affordable options to replace their missing teeth rather than other options, such as dentures. 

The Society was founded in 2010 by Dr. Joseph Shohmelian, a Fellow Of The International Congress Of Oral Implantologists since 1988, with over 40 years of implant experience conducted in his Sydney practice and a respected international lecturer/mentor/trainer in this advanced, yet simplified method of  conservative implant dentistry.​

The ASCID recommends KEYHOLE DENTAL IMPLANT techniques  for people with missing teeth and those who wear removable dentures.The advancements since 2003 when the concept was introduced to Australia have brought about a revolution in implant dentistry SIMPLIFYING the entire process of replacing missing teeth and thereby making it far less painful, more immediate, reducing the cost and making treatment far more accessible for those patients who need it most. 

Simplifed "Keyhole Dental  Implant" techniques are performed with narrow solid implants which are 2-3.5mm in diameter. They are inserted through a very small hole placed in the gum (1-2mms) and are the most IDEAL and ECONOMICAL method to replace missing teeth with non-removable porcelain crowns and bridges.  

Since their introduction, thousands of these implants have been successfully used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth and complete dentitions with non-removable porcelain bridges or with stabilised removable dentures.  As with every medical and dental procedure, a small percentage of treatments do result in failure. Your dentist should have the expertise to diagnose the likelihood of success and should discuss other options with you. 

Dr. Shohmelian is one of Sydney's first implant dentists and has personally performed thousands of various implant procedures since 1984 ..... but more importantly, apart from training many other dentists to perform these more refined treatments,  he has personally carried out more than 11,000 keyhole procedures for patients since 2003 with exceptionally high success rates exceeding 96% when assessed over a ten year period. 


The Australasian Society For Conservative Implant Dentistry