Honored Fellows

*The submission deadline for this award was May 13. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2022.

The Honored Fellows Committee is seeking nominations of AAID members to be distinguished as AAID Honored Fellows in 2022. Members may self-nominate, nominate another member, or be nominated by their peers.

To be eligible, members must have been voting members (Associate Fellow, Academic Associate Fellow, or Fellow) in good standing for at least eight years. A list of qualifying members can be found here.

In determining the Honored Fellows, the Committee will review nominees’ AAID leadership and volunteer experience alongside their body of work in the dental community, as well as other leadership or volunteer roles.

Honored Fellows are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Distinguished professional, clinical, research or academic endeavors. Examples include: speaker at AAID conferences and/or other meetings; teacher of AAID or other course; published author for JOI or other academic journal; as well as academic qualifications, research endeavors, leadership in other dental societies, and community efforts
  • Noteworthy accomplishments within the field of implant dentistry, such as special awards or recognitions
  • Demonstrated support of the AAID, including but not limited to District involvement, committee service, and AAID Foundation volunteerism

Submit Your Nomination

Submission deadline: May 13, 2022

Candidates, when preparing your CV, please provide information about your career in implant dentistry, any research or writing experiences outside of AAID publications, any community or volunteer activities, and /or any awards, honors or special recognition you might have received. 

AAID Honored Fellows 

Jihad Ali Abdallah, BDS, MScD
Beirut, Lebanon 

Edward Michael Amet, DDS
Overland Park, KS

Ramsey Amin, DDS
Burbank, CA

Bill Anderson, DDS
Findlay, OH

George Arvanitis, DDS
Waterloo, ON, CAN

Arthur Ashman, DDS
Westport, CT

Burton E. Balkin, DMD
Penn Valley, PA

Barry K. Bartee, DDS, MD
Lubbock, TX

Truman D. Baxter Jr., DDS
Virginia Beach, VA

Joseph Bedich, DDS
Cortland, OH

Lewis S. Benjamin, DMD, MS
Coral Springs, FL

Lion Berzin, BDS
Toronto, ON, CAN

Perry J. Bingham, DDS
Santa Rosa, CA

Valentine Bloch, DDS
Tenafly, NJ

Robert J. Buhite Sr, DDS
Rochester, NY

James Bush, DDS
Goodlettsville, TN

Joseph P. Buttacavoli, DMD
Brick, NJ

Robert Castracane, DMD
New York, NY

Thomas Chess, DDS
South Pasadena, CA 

Walter C. Chitwood Jr., DDS
Murfreesboro, TN

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Provo, UT

Benson Clark, DDS
Alexandria, VA 

Douglas P. Clepper, DMD
Augusta, GA

Mark T. Cullen, DDS
Tampa, FL

David D. D'Alise, DDS
Albuquerque, NM

Mark Vincent Davis, DMD
Clearwater, FL

Daniel Domingue, DDS
Lafayette, LA

Dean L. Doyle, DDS
Beatrice, NE

Francis John DuCoin, DMD
Stuart, FL

Beverly Dunn, DDS
West Palm Beach, FL

Bernee Dunson, DDS
Atlanta, GA 

Ronald W. Evasic, DDS
South Lyon, MI

James Fagan III, DMD, MS
Atlanta, GA

Marshall B. Feuer, DDS
Farmington Hills, MI

Michael Fioritto, DDS
Mentor, OH

Dennis Flanagan, DDS, MSC
Willimantic, CT 

Richard Valin Grubb, DDS
Havre de Grace, MD

Richard A. Guaccio, DDS
Crown Point, IN

Timothy Hacker, DDS
Memphis, TN

Jack A. Hahn, DDS
Cincinnati, OH

Olinga Hargreaves, DDS
Denver, CO

Alfred "Duke" Heller, DDS, MS
Worthington, OH

Steven C. Hewett, DDS
Champions Gate, FL

David G. Hochberg, DDS
Atlanta, GA

Adam Michael Hogan, DDS
Virginia Beach, VA

Steven E. Holbrook, DMD
Albuquerque, NM

Christopher H. Hughes, DMD
Herrin, IL

Richard Hughes, DDS
Sterling, VA

Louis Hurwitz, DDS
West Bloomfield, MI

Shankar S. Iyer, DDS, MDS
Elizabeth, NJ

Brian J. Jackson, DDS
Utica, NY

Samuel Fredrick Jirik, DDS
Cabot, AR

Stephen C. Johns, DDS
Cookeville, TN

Kirk Anthony Kalogiannis, DMD
Lyndhurst, NJ

Andrew Kelly, DDS
Winston Salem, NC

Jason Kim, DDS
Flushing, NY

Philip J. Kroll, DDS
Ventura, CA

Albert J. Kurpis, DDS
Ridgewood, NJ 

Edward R. Kusek, DDS
Sioux Falls, SD

Frank LaMar Sr., DDS
Pittsford, NY

William Liang, DMD
Surrey, BC, CAN

Leonard Linkow, DDS, DMSc
Fort Lee, NJ

William M. Locante, DDS
Brentwood, TN

Lawrence B. Lum, DDS
Oakland, CA

Leonard R. Machi, DDS
Wauwatosa, WI

Max J. Malan, DDS
Ogden, UT

Rodney Scott Mayberry, DDS
Vienna, VA

Gene McCoy, DDS
San Francisco, CA

Mayur Mehta, DDS
Palm Harbor, FL

Jeffrey T. Meister, DDS
Munster, IN

Raul Mena, DMD
Plantation, FL

Richard Mercurio, DDS
Lincroft, NJ

James Miller, DMD
Hillsboro, OR

Robert J. Miller, DDS
Delray Beach, FL

Edward Joseph Mills, DDS
Atlanta, GA

John Minichetti, DMD
Englewood, NJ

Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS
Sarasota, FL

Justin David Moody, DDS
Rapid City, SD

Louis J. Naman, DMD
Mobile, AL

Pankaj Ramdas Narkhede, MDS
Lake Forest, CA

Michael Lewellyn Nishime, DDS
Honolulu, HI

Gerald A. Niznick, DMD, MSD
Las Vegas, NV

Joseph F. Orrico, DDS
Elmwood Park, IL

Rajiv Patel, BDS, MDS
Deland, FL

Cheryl A. Pearson, DMD
Lexington, KY

Jack Piermatti, DMD
Voorhees, NJ

Timothy Pike, DDS
Poolesville, MD

Michael A. Pikos, DDS
Palm Harbor, FL

Michael L. Potts, DDS
Camarillo, CA

David A. Resnick, DDS
Ada, MN

Lionel W. Richards, DDS
Sutter Creek, CA

Louis A. Rigali, DDS
Holyoke, MA

Enrique M. Rivera, DMD
Guaynabo, PR

Ralph A. Roberts, DDS
Rio Dell, CA

Randall D. Rose, DDS
Hendersonville, TN

Joel L. Rosenlicht, DMD
Manchester, CT

Trace H. Rutherford, DDS
Columbia, SC

James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD
Clarion, PA

Shane Samy, DMD
Eugene, OR

Louis Sandor, DDS
Freehold, NJ

Paul A. Schnitman, DDS, MSD
Wellesley Hills, MA

Victor Irven Sendax, DDS
New York, NY 

T.C. Shen, DDS
San Francisco, CA

Takaharu Shimizu, DDS, PhD
Hyogo, Japan

Dennis G. Smiler, DDS
Sherman Oaks, CA

Dale Edward Spencer, DDS
Hickory, NC

Hamilton M. Sporborg, DDS
Chatham, MA

Duane T. Starr, DMD
Prineville, OR

Roderick Stewart, DDS
Hamilton, ON, CAN

Kent Stobaugh, DDS, MS
Houston, TX

John W. Stowell
Knutsford, Cheshire, UK

Emil LA Svoboda, DDS, PhD
Brampton, ON, CAN 

Stephen T. Swallow, DDS
West Newbury, MA

Atsushi Takahashi, PhD
Tsuruga Fukui, Tokyo, JP

Hilt Tatum, Jr., DDS
Saint Etienne du Vouvray, FR

Oscar Hilt Tatum, III, DMD
Miami, FL

Gilbert Tremblay, DMD
Pierrefonds, Quebec, CAN 

Michael Tischler, DDS
Woodstock, NY

David M. Vassos, DDS
Edmonton, AB, CAN

Anthony J. Viscido, DDS
Falls Church, VA

Jon Reed Wagner, DDS
Singapore, SG

Matthew Young, DDS
San Francisco, CA