Howard Gluckman, PhD, MChD, BDS, completed his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1990. After spending a number of years in general practice, he completed a four-year full-time degree in oral medicine and periodontics cum laude at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1998. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in implantology at both the Stellenbosch University and later at the University of the Western Cape. Dr. Gluckman recently completed his PhD titled, “Partial Extraction Therapy: Past, Present and Future,” summa cum laude at the University of Szeged in Hungary under the supervision of Professor Katalin Nagy. He is currently in full-time private practice in Cape Town, as well as the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, a private postgraduate training facility that provides a complete postgraduate training program in implantology and esthetic dentistry in South Africa. The Academy is accredited by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and DentalXP. Dr. Gluckman has been involved in implantology training for more than 20 years.