Leonard I. Linkow, DDS, DMSc

Dr L.I. Linkow  Honorary President of AAIP
The name Linkow  is synonymous with implants.
Dr. Linkow has traveled around the world to lecture and demonstrate  his surgical andrestorative implant procedures.He developed and introduced numerous implant systems, many of which are in use today throughout the world.  In 1992 New York University created the first and only endowed chair in implantology in perpetuity with Dr. Linkow as the recipient.  Dr. Linkow is considered by his many colleagues as the "Father of Oral Implantology". Dr. Linkow is currently Clinical Professor, Department of Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry.
He has authored 16 textbooks and approximately 600 articles and guest chapters in professional journals and textbooks

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Officers and Board of Directors

Officers of the Academy are Dr. Sheldon Winkler, Scottsdale, AZ,President;
Dr. Harold F. Morris, Canton, MI, President-Elect;
Dr. Mike Shulman, Clifton, NJ, Vice President;
Raul R. Mena, Plantation, FL, Secretary; and Dr. James Fagan, III, Atlanta, GA, Treasurer.  In addition to the officers, the Board of Directors includes Drs. Clement A.Guarlotti (past president), Mahmoud F. Nasr (past president), Robert L. Perdomo, III, Miami, Florida, Robert J. Braun, Landsdale, PA, Virgilio Mongalo, Palmetto Bay, FL, Charles S. Mandell, Florida, and Luca Dal Carlo, Venezia, Italy.

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Dr. Sheldon Winkler

Sheldon Winkler, DDS, Executive Director    
Dr. Sheldon Winkler is Adjunct Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. He previously served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Prosthodontics and Dean of Research, 
Advanced Education, and Continuing Education at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has authored or co-authored six textbooks (including Essentials of Complete Denture Prosthodontics), approximately 175 articles and chapters in professional journals and textbooks, and founded the journal Implant Dentistry, which he edited for six years. Dr. Winkler is currently Senior Editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. 
Dr. Winkler serves as educational and prosthodontic consultant to dental schools in Paraguay, Chile, Thailand, Egypt, and Jordan.  He is the developer of the pour (fluid resin) technique for denture base processing.  In 1992 Dr. Winkler received the International Education Award, the highest honor of the 
International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He was awarded a Journalism Award from the International College of Dentists in 1993, and was honored by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1995 with its Academic Devotion Award. Dr. Winkler is an authority on music of the Second World War.  He has contributed articles to World War II History magazine and is currently preparing a book on this topic.