AAIP American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
                                  
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The American Academy of Implant  
            Prosthodontics (AAIP)

was founded in 1982 by Dr. Maurice J. Fagan, Jr., at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia.  The objective of the Academy is to support and foster the practice of implant prosthodontics as an integral component of dentistry, to act as a medium for the exchange of information among its members, to assist the profession in maintaining high standards in implant prosthodontics, and to stimulate implant prosthodontic research. The Academy holds an annual convention, international meetings in cooperation with its affiliate and component societies, offers continuing education courses, and sponsors a network of study clubs. Dentists and dental laboratory technicians who are members can receive advanced standing within the Academy (Fellowship and Mastership status) by meeting specific educational requirements and passing an oral examination. The Academy publishes a journal, a newsletter, and has published two textbooks, “The Dental Implant” in 1985, and “Implant Prosthodontics” in 1990.  The Journal of Oral Implantology is the official publication of the Academy.
The Academy supports component and affiliate implant associations around the world, including organizations in Egypt, France, Jordan, Israel, Italy, Paraguay, and Thailand.  The Academy supplies speakers and financial support for local meetings of affiliate and component societies whenever possible.
     The Dental Implant Clinical Research Group, supported by the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, cooperates with the Academy and co-sponsors annual sessions.  Past annual conventions were held in cooperation with United States dental schools and academic institutions, including Temple University, Howard University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Midwestern University College of  Dental Medicine, and the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
Recent past conventions were held at MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; Hilton Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ; Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL; Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia, PA; Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV (2002, 2004, 2007); Centre de Conferences Edouard VII, Paris; Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV; and Marriott McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, AZ.

      
The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015.

             Membership information can be obtained from the AAIP headquarters at 8672 East Eagle Claw Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1058; telephone (480) 588-8062; fax (480) 588-8296; e-mail swinkdent@cox.net, or by completing the form included in this  web site.
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