The training of implantologists in France, a delay that will take a decade to fill
The university system (the dental faculties which train future implantologists) is under fire from critics for not having invested in cortical implantology and more precisely basal implantology (BAx). Accusations that go even further since they would have consciously invested in less efficient systems under pressure from large groups. While the French are recognized in specialties such as orthodontics or microbiology, oral surgery as well as to it took a considerable delay mainly because of large multinationals not wishing to lose their monopoly thanks to lobbying actions on French university teachers.
Who are the big winners from this slowdown in development?
The first winners are obviously the multinationals, since students in dentistry will have been trained only with their products and will naturally be more prone to buy / sell them to their patients. The other winners are the university teachers who are graciously given dental surgery equipment.
Who are the losing ones?
The losers are of course the patients since modern technologies are safer and less expensive than traditional bone grafts + implants exist. They will therefore have no other choice but to pay pharaonic sums in France to go to one of the 2 dental surgeons authorized in BAx basal implantology or to travel abroad.