AAID Commemorates 60 Years of Dental Implant Training and Advocacy

By October 24, 2011 No Comments

Today, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) commemorating the 60th anniversary of dental implants London during its annual scientific meeting. Most of the conference attendees were not around in 1951.  At the time, dental implants had, at best, a dubious reputation among most dental professionals.  What a difference 60 years makes, as implants are now the preferred choice for replacing missing teeth.

It is estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth and one in four over the age of 74 have lost all of their natural teeth.  Aging Baby Boomers are fueling high demand for dental implants London, but the aggressive advertising aimed at them does not provide information they need about the procedure and qualifications required to perform it.  Therefore, AAID’s message in commemorating 60 years of dental implants is that implants promote good oral health and restore self confidence, but successful outcomes are best assured by careful and informed selection of a highly trained and skilled implant dentist….

In the 1950s, very few dentists were performing dental implants London and the nation’s dentals schools refused to teach the procedure.  “Implant dentistry had no respect and when we started doing implants, it was kind of a mentor system.  You tried something out and if it worked, you told your friends and they did it or they’d come to your office to watch you do a procedure,” recalled Norman Goldberg, DDS, a spry nonagenarian who served as AAID’s first president….the public accepted implants long before the dental establishment.  People tired of wearing ill-fitting dentures were intrigued and looked for dentists who knew how to do the procedure.  Later, as more was learned about the science of osseointegration, the fusing of bone to titanium, which is used for dental implants as well as artificial hips and knees, implant dentistry became more widely accepted and predictable.

“The final piece to the credibility puzzle was to provide a credentialing examination that was as challenging as the other dental specialty boards and reflected the professionalism that dental implantology had achieved,” said Orrico.  “AAID worked with experts in education to establish a credible and rigorous examination process for the American Board of Oral Implantology.”

Today, the persistent work and advocacy of the AAID pioneers helped create interest and escalating demand for dental implants.  …read more

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