Dr. Sam Latif is a Dentist practicing in COLUMBUS, OH. Dr. Latif specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
DMD at Southern Illinois University
MS at Indiana University
Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry D.M.D. 1984
University of Indiana M.S. 1976
University of Missouri B.S.
Sam Latif's Expert Contributions
Indeed you can. It all depends on how old your denture is. Your dentist can place 2-3 implants, then place your denture on top of the implants. That’s called over denture. You will be able to remove it to clean. Assuming we are talking about your lowers, which is hard for patients to retain it. The uppers require 4 implants. READ MORE
All depends on the shape of your teeth. Most often, teeth are reduced by 5 mm to make room for the porcelain. Some teeth, if they are rotated, will be reduced a lot more. Check with your dentist and seek a second opinion. READ MORE
No, they don’t, but make sure the dentist uses reputable labs; not all labs are created equal. READ MORE
Indeed, crowns do come out (fall out). There are several causes for this phenomena. Make sure to see your dentist on a regular basis. READ MORE
Several procedures can be done to correct the space, assuming it’s on the anterior teeth (front teeth). Braces are one option, or direct bonding and porcelain veneers. Seek help from your dentist, or ask your friends for a referral. Good luck. READ MORE
You must have exposed root surfaces, caused by receding gum tissues. Seek a second opinion. In the meantime you can ask your DDS to call in proscription of clinpro 5000 tooth paste for highly sensitive teeth. READ MORE
- FICOI 2010 International Congress Of Oral IMPLANTOLOGISTS
- DICOI 2016 International Congress Of Oral Im
- top dentsist 2014 Columbus Monthly
- Top Dentist of the Year 2003-16 American Consumer Council
- Top Dentist in Columbus 2012-17 Ohio
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- 3D Scan
- Bone Augmentation
- Receding Gum Lift
- Dental Implants
- Porcelain Crowns (caps)
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Fixed Bridges
- Composite Fillings
- Dental Exams & Cleanings
- Dental X-rays
- Home Care
- Cleanings & Prevention
- Tooth Whitening
- Periodontal Disease
- Crowns (caps)
- Dentures & Partial Dentures
- Fixed Bridges
- Root Canal Therapy
- Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologist
- Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologist
- Fellow Midwestern Implant Institute
- Professional Member Ohio Dental Association
- Professional Member Columbus Dental Society
- Professional Member ADA
- Professional Member Chicago Dental Society
- Case Western Reserve University Aesthetic Dentistry
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Get to know Cosmetic & Implant Dentist Dr. Sam Latif, who serves patients in Columbus, Ohio.
Award-winning dentist, Sam Latif, DMD, has been providing compassionate and expert cosmetic dental care to patients from in and around Columbus, Ohio, for more than three decades. Patients rely on Dr. Latif and the team at Ohio Cosmetic Dentists to restore and improve their smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry services that include implants, veneers, crowns and bridges, root canals, and treatments for gum recession, periodontal disease, and sleep apnea.
Dr. Latif has also been ranked as one of America’s top dentists from 2003-2018, he has been voted top dentist in central Ohio by his peers for 6 years in a row, and has been voted as a leading physician of the world by Doctors of Excellence.
Dr. Latif completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and his master’s degree at the University of Indiana before earning his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry.
During his more than 30 years of practice, Dr. Latif has completed many continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of dental medicine and technology, including courses in aesthetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implantation.
Whether you’re in Dr. Latif’s chair for a general exam and cleaning or for a cosmetic dental procedure, you are definitely in expert hands. For 10 consecutive years, Dr. Latif was the American Consumer Council’s Top Dentist of the Year. He has also received the highest ranking for general dentists in Columbus on DoctorOogle.com, a website created for and by patients.
When you visit an office in Columbus, your smile is the top priority. On top of that, Dr. Sam Latif and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of the commitment to serving patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.
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