An Implantologist is a dentist with extensive training in and knowledge of the art and science of dental implants. Both the American Dental Association and Indian Dental Council does not recognize any one specific field of dentistry as the "implant specialist"; rather any licensed dentist is permitted to perform implant surgery. As techniques, design and materials used in dental implants are changing and improving with every passing day, it is important for Implantologists to attend workshops and Seminars on Dental implants on a regular basis, to keep themselves 'upgraded' with the latest knowledge of Dental Implants.
There is a very steep 'learning curve' with dental implants, and it takes a long time to be proficient in planning and restoring dental implants, and master the basics of Implantology. Keeping this in mind, Implantologists with a minimum experience of 5-7 years should be preferred by the patients.