Posted March 14, 2019 14:38:48Tasmanian dentist Alex Cadey had his teeth extracted after he was hit by a car while driving to work, but he didn’t expect to be able to pay for his procedure.
Instead, the 34-year-old has turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter to raise money for a new device that will replace his crowns.
Cadey says he needed the dental implant because his teeth are so worn out.
“It’s like I’m constantly being put on an oxygen tank, which is kind of depressing,” he said.
The device, dubbed “dentistry” by the company, is the brainchild of an American dentist who calls himself Dr. Katerina Gomes, who says she and her husband had a “difficult” relationship when he was a young dentist in Georgia.
Gomes says she was in an abusive relationship with her husband, who was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and a history of violent and abusive behaviour.
Gomes’ husband and her mother have also faced domestic violence allegations.
She says she started looking into crowdfunding in 2016, and after hearing that her husband was in a relationship with a third woman, she decided to create a device to help people like him.
Cadeys dentist appointment had been scheduled to be in January 2018, but his insurance provider refused to cover the procedure because of the high cost of the implant.
When the doctor saw a Kickstarter campaign for the device, he decided to help out.
“We were very hesitant at first, because we thought we would only be getting a small percentage of people to back us,” he told Vice News.
“We were so hopeful that we would have a chance of making it through the process and making it to the campaign.”
Gomes has also set up a PayPal account to collect funds from people who back her dental implant.
The device is a computer-controlled device that sends electrical signals through your brain, which then sends data to a computer, which can then analyse that data to determine your dental needs.
Cancelling the implant at the last minute would have meant a $600 bill, but the device works by analyzing your thoughts and then predicting how much time it will take for the implant to implant.
Dr. Gomes hopes the device can save lives.
A video of the dentist performing the procedure on his left hand is on YouTube, with a description that says the device is an “ideal replacement for the dentistry crown”.
The dentist says the implant is so small it will fit in your pocket and it is made of titanium and titanium alloy.
He says the first implant is in the works and the device will go into production in the next few weeks.
Dr. Katella Gomes says the dentist has used his technology to save many lives.
“The dentistry device was created with the hope that it would be able, in the future, to provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to the costly crowns that are available today,” she said.
“And I have personally had a number of patients come to me and say that it has made a difference in their life.”
Dr. James Dolan, president of the American Dental Association, said dental implants are becoming more and more popular.
“I think the reason people are choosing them over other treatments is that they are a good alternative to traditional dental procedures that are costly, painful and often invasive,” Dr. Dolan said.
He said dentists are not being charged a fee for the devices, which are a relatively new technology.
With funding for dentistry implants on the rise, there’s a growing demand for dentists to have them.
“It is a new technology and the cost of dental implants has gone up over the years,” Dr Dolan told Vice.
Dental implants are not new.
In the UK, there are around 30,000 dental implants in use, according to the Dental Technology Association.
Currently, more than half of the dentists in the UK are trained to perform dental procedures, but only half of dentists have access to the technology, according the DTA.
In 2016, more people than ever before were in the workforce without a dental implant, according a recent study by the British Dental Council.
This is partly due to a lack of knowledge of the technology among dentists, and partly due the popularity of the devices.
The DTA says more than 50 per cent of the dental profession does not have a dental device.
Dr Cadeys surgery to replace his teeth was the first in a string of dental surgeries that would cost more than $100,000.
“When you see people coming into my office saying that they’re saving $1 million, that’s really incredible,” Dr Cadeies father, Joe, said.