American Academy of Periodontology Honors Dr. Oded Bahat With Master Clinician Award

Posted on October 23, 2018

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced that Dr. Oded Bahat will be honored with the Master Clinician Award at a ceremony during the AAP's annual conference on Saturday, October 27, 2018. "Oded is, without question, one of the most innovative thinkers of our generation," says Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, clinical professor and director of implant education at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine.

The Master Clinician Award is presented to a member who demonstrates consistent clinical excellence and has continuously shared his research with others in the specialty.

Dr. Bahat is a pioneer in dental implantology who championed his findings that, for many people, the jawbone continues to grow throughout your life. This research caused practitioners world-wide to change their approach to implant placement as originally the jawbone & surrounding craniofacial anatomy was considered unchanging after a person matures. Bahat also developed a protocol to take craniofacial growth into account before placing implants that is now widely accepted.

"[Bahat's] ideas and contributions regarding the growth and development of dentition with implant supported restorations have awakened all practitioners," according to Stuart J. Froum, DDS, past president of the AAP.

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