What is a LVIM?

Your Dentist, Dr. Bryce, Is a Prestigious LVIM — What Does That Mean?

Dr. Bryce receiving LVIM

Your oral health is intimately connected to your overall well-being, so it stands to reason that you would only want the best dentist to look after your smile. Many dentists are very skilled, and they offer compassionate, high-quality care — but not all of them have the same level of training and expertise as Dr. Robert Bryce. He has a long list of professional accomplishments to his name, the most outstanding of which is that he is an LVIM. What exactly does that mean?

What Is LVI?

LVI stands for “Las Vegas Institute.” The Las Vegas Institute is a world-renown advanced dental education facility. It offers a range of specialized courses that are designed to help dentists learn to provide the highest quality of care possible. The programs it offers focus heavily on both aesthetic restoration and comprehensive, physiologic dentistry.

This means that LVI helps dentists to create beautiful, functional smiles for their patients that are free from the troubles of such issues as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and other problems that affect the complex connections between the mouth and the surrounding muscles and joints. LVI encourages its students to have a true passion for dentistry and the advanced technology and techniques that are on the leading edge of the oral healthcare field.

The LVI Mastership Program

Dentists who wish to become "Masters" must first acquire recognition as a Fellow". In order to become a Fellow, an LVI dentist must successfully complete 7 Core courses established by LVI to educate the dentist's knowledge of cosmetic, aesthetic, complex restorative challenges, dental occlusion, TMJ, and advanced technology. Once this has been achieved, LVI Fellowship candidates must successfully pass a rigorous examination. If they meet these requirements, they are permitted to apply for "Mastership" status.

In order to pursue LVI Mastership (LVIM), the candidate must complete three full mouth rejuvenation cases (usually restoring all 28 teeth in one visit) from patients in their practice. These cases must demonstrate mastery of the curriculum taught at LVI, thereby showcasing their skills in aesthetic and physiologic dentistry. Each patient must provide a testimonial of their treatment experience with Dr Bryce.

Lastly, a committee of the leadership at LVI reviews the cases to determine whether the candidate truly meets the high standards set out by LVI. Then, the candidate must undergo an interview wherein they must defend their positions regarding their cases. Only then are they recognized with the prestigious LVIM.

Dr. Robert Bryce is one of only a handful of dentists throughout the world who have achieved LVI Mastership status.

Experience Masterful Dentistry

If you have severe and/or painful problems that affect your mouth and jaw, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. You’ll quickly discover that Dr. Bryce is committed to providing truly excellent service. Here are just a few of the ways in which he strives to give you the full benefit of his extensive training:

  • We don’t overbook appointments, so Dr. Bryce can always take the time to have an in-depth conversation with you about your treatment goals.
  • Advanced imaging technology can give you a preview of what your teeth will look like after you’ve completed treatment.
  • Bryce keeps records of past cases so you can look at real-life before and after photos of other patients who have benefited from his expertise.
  • Bryce is qualified to handle even complex cases, but he provides basic dental services as well. You can rely on him to care for every aspect of your smile’s well-being.

Dr. Robert Bryce is proud to be an LVIM, and he is eager to put his training to use so you can have a confident, pain-free smile.