How to choose a dental implant surgeon.

There are many dental specialists in central Ohio that provide implant surgery. How can you know which one is the right fit for you?

When saving teeth isn’t an option…

A periodontist’s goal is to save teeth that are in jeopardy of being lost due to tooth and gum disease of various types. There are times, however, when gum disease, decay, abscesses or fractures are so severe that treatment to save teeth is not practical. In those cases – and in the cases of patients already missing teeth – dental implants are the next best solution.

Dr. Alger Values the Trust of his Patients and Referring Dentists.

Dr. Alger has the training and experience required to provide you with the best possible implant treatment.


As a periodontist, Dr. Alger does everything in his power to save teeth. Through careful planning and modern techniques, there is much that can be done to save a patient’s teeth and preserve a healthy smile. When it is reasonable and practical, Dr. Alger will offer this treatment to patients as the first course of action.


After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Alger received 3 additional years of specialty training in Periodontology at the Ohio State University. A periodontal resident is also properly trained in the surgical placement of dental implants.


Dr. Alger has decades of experience placing implants in private practice, hundreds of hours of continuing education and decades of experience teaching periodontal residents the nuances of implant surgery as a part-time professor at The Ohio State University.


Dr. Alger and his staff are committed to offering patients the treatment that is in their best interest. We strive to earn every patient’s trust as we operate with honesty, integrity, and compassion.