American Academy of Implant Dentistry inducts 90 new credentialed members

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) inducted 90 new associate fellows and fellows into the academy at its recently concluded  63rd Annual Meeting. This brings the total number of current AAID credentialed members to 989. The academy is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Federal and State Courts as having a bona fide implant dentistry credentialing program.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) inducted 90 new associate fellows and fellows into the academy at its recently concluded 63rd Annual Meeting. This brings the total number of current AAID credentialed members to 989. The academy is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Federal and State Courts as having a bona fide implant dentistry credentialing program.

ADDITIONAL READING |American Academy of Implant Dentistry recognizes David Vassos, DDS for outstanding lifetime achievement

The AAID credential serves as a patient's assurance that a doctor performing dental implants has education, training, experience, and competence in implant dentistry. AAID-credentialed dentists include general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons who perform surgical and/or restorative procedures. Credentialing by the AAID means that the dentist has:

• Demonstrated qualifications, knowledge, skills, and competence in implant dentistry

• Education, training, and experience in implant dentistry

• Completed 300 or more hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry

• Trained in dental implant process, including diagnosis and surgical placement of dental implants and/or the placement of replacement teeth

• Meets national standards of education and practice in oral implantology

A list of the newly credentialed implant dentists can be found here.

ADDITIONAL READING |Study finds that shorter waiting time between dental procedures is adequate

Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by state and federal courts as being bona fide. Its membership, which exceeds 5,000, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists from across the United States and in more than 60 other countries.

For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, please visit www.aaid.com or www.aaid-implant.org or call the AAID at (312) 335-1550.

More in Restorative Implant Dentistry