• The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP) was founded in 1982 to provide educational opportunities in implant prosthodontics for dentists, dental graduate and undergraduate students, dental laboratory technicians, and dental auxiliaries, by sponsoring annual conventions, continuing education courses, a newsletter, a professional journal (Journal of Oral Implantology), study clubs, and externships.  Dentist members can receive advanced standing within the Academy (Fellowship and Mastership status) as their knowledge and experience in implant prosthodontics increases by meeting specific educational requirements and passing an oral examination.  Dental implant organizations throughout the world have become affiliate and component societies of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. 
  • 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.

          In early 2006 the Academy moved its international headquarters from Voorhees, NJ, to Scottsdale, AZ.  The                            Executive Director of the Academy, Dr. Sheldon Winkler, can be reached at the Scottsdale office.

  • The Academy co-sponsors continuing education courses and international meetings with affiliate and component societies.  The Academy will supply speakers (including AAIP officers Drs. Peter A. Neff, Harold F. Morris, and Sheldon Winkler) and financial support for local and national meetings of affiliate/component societies whenever possible.
  • Additional benefits include the listing of affiliate/component society names on Academy stationary and in the AAIP Newsletter, the use of the AAIP name on affiliate/component societies educational and promotional materials, and the listing of affiliate/component societies as co-sponsors of the AAIP annual meeting.
  • Affiliate/component societies must supply the central office with a copy of their constitution and/or by-laws, a list of officers (or staff) and their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and a camera-ready copy of their logos.
  • Affiliate societies can become component societies by having a specified number of their members join the AAIP.  A reduced dues structure can be negotiated.  AAIP dues, application fees, and meeting registration fees are probably the lowest of any United States implant organization.  All members of the AAIP receive a gold lapel pin with a sapphire, a medallion (fellow and master only), a membership certificate, and a subscription to the Journal of Oral Implantology.
  • Although members of affiliated groups are encouraged to join the AAIP, it is not necessary to have any of their members join the Academy to become an affiliate or component society.  Obviously, the more members of an affiliate/component society that are AAIP members, the more support the group will receive from the national headquarters.  It is suggested that new organizations begin as affiliates and eventually become component societies of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.
  • An affiliation agreement letter, which must be signed by the president or director of an interested implant organization, will be sent after the requested information is received and approved by the Board of Directors.


                                                                                     Revised 1-07-08