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AAID and foundation honor three outstanding clinicians

Established in 1951, the AAID is the only implant organization that offers dental implant credentials recognized by state and federal courts as bona fide. (Logo: AAID)

Mon. 12 December 2016


The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recognized three dentists with the highest awards given by the academy during its recently concluded 65th Annual Conference. Named the recipient of the Aaron Gershkoff/Norman Goldberg Memorial Award was Art Molzan, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID. Named after the first two presidents of the academy, the award recognizes outstanding contribution to AAID and the field of implant dentistry.

Molzan, of Cape Coral, Fla., currently is engaged in the private practice of dentistry with an emphasis on dental implants. An honored fellow of the AAID, he became a fellow of the academy in 1990, the same year he achieved diplomate status in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He served as president of the AAID in 2000. A graduate of Ohio State University College of Dentistry, he has been in practice in Florida for 30 years. He is a frequent speaker to the public and professional community on dentistry and is recognized by his peers for his extensive knowledge and skill level.

The 2016 recipient of the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award is Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MSc. This prestigious award is presented by the AAID Foundation to an individual who has contributed significantly to research in implant dentistry.

Andreana is highly regarded in the field of laser dentistry and implants. He is senior associate editor and reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology and serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Laser Dentistry. In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Andreana also served as co-chair of the academy’s science and research committee.

David Gimer, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Paul Johnson Service Award. The Paul Johnson Service Award recognizes outstanding service to AAID as exemplified by the late Dr. Paul Johnson.

Gimer was chosen from a half-dozen nominees. He spearheaded the creation of both the original and updated versions of AAID’s Bite of Education program for dental students, which has been given in dozens of schools and led to more than 1,000 student members joining the academy.

Gimer has no shortage of committee participation dating back to 2004, including a stint as trustee member of the board of trustees representing the Central District.

(Source: AAID)

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