AO announces the recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award

These students are the future of the Academy of Osseointegration

Jul 1st, 2016
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These students are the future of the Academy of Osseointegration

One of the honorees, Alexander Munaretto, from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, receives his certificate from Dean Clark Stanford

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award. More than 50 students from dental schools across the country will receive the award, which honors their commitment to the field of implant dentistry.

One of the honorees was Alexander Munaretto, from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He received his certificate from Dean Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD, a prosthodontist from Chicago.

Each student will receive a free year of AO membership, a complimentary subscription to the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), a certificate, and $500. Additionally, each will receive complimentary registration for AO’s 32nd Annual Meeting set for March 15-18, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

“This award is given to support and expand students’ interests, education, and research in dental implants,” said Alan Pollack, DDS, AO President. “The commitment these students show to the field of implant dentistry is exemplary. They are truly the future of our organization.”


With 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the AO is recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists and generalists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best information; and coordinate optimal patient care using timely, evidence-based science and methods. For more information, visit The Academy of Osseointegration website.

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Source: Academy of Osseointegration press release, June 22, 2016

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