The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recognized three dentists with the highest awards given by the Academy during its recently concluded 62ndAnnual Meeting.
Named the recipient of the Aaron Gershkoff /Norman Goldberg Memorial Award was Emile Martin, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID of Syracuse, NY. An Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Dr. Martin is a past president of the AAID and its Foundation, as well as a Fellow and past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is the recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry Life Time Learning and Service Recognition Award
The 2013 recipient of the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award was Ulf Me Wikesjö, DDS, DMD, PhDof Augusta, GA. He currently serves Professor, Periodontics and oral Biology, College of Dental Medicine, Georgia Regents University. Dr. Wikesjö is the Founding Director of Sweden’s Laboratory for Applied Periodontal and Craniofacial Regeneration, and was the 2008 winner of the prestigious US Prix Galien Award for Best Biotechnology Product. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontiology and is the author of more than 190 original articles, reviews, and chapters if refereed scientific journals and texts.
David Resnick, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/IDof Ada, MN was named the recipient of the inaugural Paul Johnson Service Award to acknowledge AAID members whose volunteer efforts have been above and beyond the norm. He is an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Dr. Resnick served six years on the Membership Committee and continues his tenure on the Admissions & Credentials Board. His efforts on behalf of the Academy’s Central District have been instrumental in the resurgence of that District.
Established in 1951, the AAID is the only implant organization that offers dental implant credentials recognized by state and federal courts as bona fide. Its membership, which exceeds 4,600, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists from across the United States and in 40 other countries.
For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, visit the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s website at www.aaid.com or www.thedentalimplantexperts.com or call the AAID at 312-335-1550 or 877-335-AAID (2243).