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Practical Implant Education

AAID MaxiCourse

MaxiCourse Faculty

Dr. Shankar Iyer, USA

Dr. Iyer graduated with honors from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1994 and went on to pursue graduate studies in Prosthodontics from the same University. He taught as a clinical Assistant Professor for several years at NYU’s department of Post Graduate Prosthodontics. Currently he holds two appointments in the departments of Periodontics and Prosthodontics at Rutgers’ University Dental School, New Jersey.

Dr. M. Vadivel Kumaar

Co-Director MaxiCourse Asia - Bangalore
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Ex. Vice President, Indian Orthodontic Society

Dr. Mathew Kattadiyil

Dr. Mathew T. Kattadiyil received his BDS degree from the College of Dental Surgery, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, India in 1989. He completed his Masters in Dental Science (MDS) in Prosthodontics from the College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal in 1992. He began full-time teaching in the Department of Prosthodontics at the College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal, India in 1992. In 1997, he received the professional certificate in Prosthodontics from the School of Dentistry and in 1999 earned his Master of Science (MS)degreefrom Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

Dr. John C. Minichetti

Dr. John C. Minichetti, Director of The Dental Implant Learning Center, has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, implantology, and prosthetic reconstruction. Dr. Minichetti graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he finished first in his class. He then completed a postdoctoral specialized training program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including those for oral medicine, pharmacology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. William Locante

Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology, Implant Dentistry Privete Practise, Tennessee, USA

Dr. Natalie Wong, Canada

President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Dr. Wong graduated from the University of Toronto with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 and received her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007. She is the only dentist who has attained a combination of the U.S. Board Certification in Implant Dentistry (Diplomate of American Board of Implant Dentistry/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) – 2003), a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (FAAID 2004), U.S. Board Certification in Prosthodontics (Diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) - 2008), and Canadian Board Certification in Prosthodontics (Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) – 2008). Dr. Wong has served as the Co-Director and an Associate-in-Dentistry (clinical instructor) in the Implant Prosthodontic Unit in the Graduate Prosthodontic Department at the University of Toronto. She has also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Implantology in the Department of Periodontology at Temple University. She is a past president of the ABOI/ID, a past president of the Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, and Founder and Director of the Toronto Implant Institute Inc. Dr. Wong lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry, while maintaining a private implant surgical and prosthodontic practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Jaime Lozada, USA

Dr. Lozadais professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School ofDentistry where he also received his Certificate in Implant Dentistry (87) and Prosthodontics (95).He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implant Dentistry, past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology, past president of the American Board of Dental Specialties and Fellow of the American College of Dentists and current president of the American Board of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Bart Silverman, USA

Dr. Bart Silverman graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1982 Summa Cum Laude and received his doctorate in Dental Medicine in 1986 from Fairleigh Dickinson Jr. School of Dentistry, where he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial residency at Westchester County Medical Center in 1989 and was chief resident in his final year. He is in private practice limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in New City, N.Y. and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He has been lecturing in the field of implant dentistry for over 25 years. Dr. Silverman is an attending Physician at Westchester County Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Clinical Associate Professor at New York Medical College, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery New York University School of Dentistry and faculty at NYU Post Grad Continuing Education Dental Implant Program.

Dr. Alfred Duke Heller

Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Oral Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
Director of Midwest Implant Institute

Dr. Frank LaMar, USA

Dr. LaMar is a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the AAID, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the A.B.O.I., American Board of Implant Dentistry. He was nominated and inducted as a Diplomate of the American College of Dentists in 1998 and as a Diplomate of the International College of Dentists in 1999. He currently serves on the AAID Global Committee and Research Committee, and is a Past President of the AAID Global Committee and the Research Foundation.

Dr. Dennis Flanagan, USA

Dr. Dennis Flanagan is the managing partner of a two location private general dental group practice with 35 employees. He is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Dr. Flanagan is an Attending Dentist for the US Olympic Committee and the Windham Community Memorial Hospital where he was Chief of Dentistry for more than 8 years.

Dr. Hilt Tatum

Dr. Tatum is widely regarded as one of the world’s most skilled dental implant surgeons and is unmatched in his surgical and conceptual talent. For over 40 years he has been most gracious in giving his time and knowledge to advancing the discipline of implant dentistry to the dental profession. The lives of many patients and dentists have been enriched as a result of Dr. Tatum’s innovative thinking, research and implant techniques that he developed.

Dr. Amit Vora, USA

Dr. Vora earned his B.D.S. degree from Nair Hospital Dental College, in Bombay, India in 1992, and his Master of Dental Surgery degree in Periodontics from the same institution in 1995. After coming to the United States, he earned his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He did a 2 year General Practice Residency at the Staten Island University Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident in his second year.

Dr. Paresh Patel

Dr. Paresh Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia/AAID MaxiCourse. He is a clinical instructor at the Reconstructive Dentistry Institute. Dr. Patel has placed more than 5,000 implants, has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, and has worked as a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for several leading companies. A Diplomate of the ICOI, Dr. Patel maintains private practices in Lenoir and Mooresville, North Carolina

Dr. Irfan Kachwala

Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics Implant Fellow - Rutgers University, New Jersey