Dr. Guy Giacopuzzi has been practicing in Lake Arrowhead since 1981. He received
his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University in 1980 and has
a B.S degree in biology from Cal Poly State University. He has been a member of
the American, California and TriCounty Dental Associations for all of his 40 years
The Dentist's Dentist
Known as the "dentist's dentist", Dr. Giacopuzzi is appreciated by his
patients for his skill and knowledge. The field of dental implantology is a wide
one, and to maintain skills, it is necessary to have continual input of the latest
technology and developments. While many implants placed in the United States are
performed by specialistsoral surgeons and periodontiststhese
practitioners are not specialists in implants.
In addition to belonging the American Dental Association, the
California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, the Newport Harbor Dental
Academy and the Academy of General Dentistry, he belongs to the American Academy
of Periodontology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Academy
of Osseointegration. He
is the inventor of Fancy Floss, an innovative flossing device and a frequent
contributor to several professional periodicals.
Why European-Style Dentistry?
In Europe, over 90% of the implants placed and restored, are performed by general
dentists. When a single doctor oversees the implant therapy from beginning to
end, there is much synergism in the treatment, not to mention significant financial
savings. The patient enjoys the ease of going to a single office, and not having
to deal with multiple practitioners.
Dr. Giacopuzzi follows this European-Style philosophy in
every aspect of his practice. For patient comfort, Dr. Giacopuzzi is also
trained in intravenous sedation, and has held a licence to administer these medications
for almost twenty years and is a state sanctioned examiner for other licencees.
There are only about 100 general practitioners in the state with these licences.