Doctor Fred Bye has over thirty-five years of experience in the placement of dental implants.
In 1985, Dr. Fred Bye was privileged to be one of a small, very select group of periodontists to be invited to attend the first formal dental implant training program offered by Professor Per Branemark at the Branemark Institute in Gateburg, Sweden. Professor Branemark is credited as the original researcher responsible for the design and development of the first generation of “osseointegrated” implants. Today, the overwhelming majority of all dental implants are based on the biological principle of osseointegration whereby the implant essentially fuses the adjacent bone.
From 1984-1992, Dr. Fred Bye was a Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. In 1985, as a demonstration case for other faculty members, he successfully placed the first dental implants for a patient within the Department of Periodontics. From that time to present day, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has continued to be one of the world leaders in dental implant research. Dr. Fred Bye is the founder and co-director of an implant training program for a large group of dedicated general dentists from the tri-state area. Details of Dr. Fred Bye’s extensive implant-related training, lecturing, and continuing education can be found in his curriculum vitae.
In 2012, Dr. Bye is hosting their first annual Dentistry from the Heart event offering free dental services to those in need.