Dr. Curington completed her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, graduating with honors, and then earned a Doctorate of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing her Doctorate, Dr. Curington enrolled in the prosthodontic program and received her certificate in prosthodontics in 1996.
PROSTHODONTISTS CAN HELP IN MANY WAYS
As dental architects in procedures and techniques, Prosthodontists are able to identify and treat many diverse dental conditions such as:
Full Mouth Rehabilitation- resulting from destruction of the natural dentition
Reconstruction of the mouth for oral cancer patients
Congenitally missing teeth restored
Traumatic injuries – resulting in the loss of teeth and bone structure
Implant needs- to either replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures that “float in the mouth”
Integrating natural-looking replacement materials with the patient’s original facial structure into a comfortable and pleasing appearance is the prosthodontists goal.
Prosthodontists are exceptionally skilled in “Creating Generations of Smiles.” Whatever your age, you owe it to yourself to see how a specialist in tooth restoration and tooth replacement can help you.
Professional Affiliations American College of Prosthodontics
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM
Dr. Michelle Ireland received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1994. She then received her certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics in 1996 from UAB School of Dentistry and became certified in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Dr. Ireland maintained a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Chattanooga, TN from 1996 to 2012. She enjoyed teaching Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics and Removable Prosthodontics at UAB School of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics from 1999 to 2008 with an emphasis on esthetics, implant restoration, and occlusion. Dr. Ireland was responsible for giving lectures at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also served as the main speaker for continuing education courses at both the local and district dental societies and study clubs. Dr. Ireland stays active in her specialty through continuing education courses by giving and attending lectures within the field of Prosthodontics.