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Q&A with Christina D’Allesandro: Her Seven-Year-Old’s Journey from Softband to Ponto Implant

Remember Anthony Smith, also known as Blue Ear? The seven-year-old who inspired Marvel Comics to create a new Superhero with a listening device just received a super upgrade.

Anthony After Surgery

Success and popsicles!

Recently, Anthony had surgery to go from temporary to temporal, having an abutment placed that would allow him to move from a Ponto on a softband to using the Ponto on a titanium implant that sits in the bone behind the ear.

After a long wait, Anthony had stage 2 surgery for his Ponto abutment on May 5, 2015.

“We waited 14 months to try again and we were all so happy to get the go ahead. Working with our provider we decided a two stage surgery would give Ants the best results,” Christina explained.

 

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