The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) inducted 75 new Associate Fellows and Fellows into the Academy at its recently concluded 64th Annual Meeting. This brings the total number of current AAID credentialed members to over 1,000. 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 AAID credential serves as a patient's assurance that a doctor performing dental implants has education, training, experience, and competence in implant dentistry to be considered an dental implant expert. AAID credentialed dentists include general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons who perform surgical and/or restorative procedures. AAID Credentialed members have:
• Demonstrated qualifications, knowledge, skills and competence 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 restoration of teeth
• Attained national standards of education and practice in oral implantology
A list of the newly credentialed implant dentists can be found here.
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.