Honored Fellows

The Honored Fellows Committee is seeking nominations of members to be denoted as AAID Honored Fellows. Members may self-nominate, nominate another member, or be nominated by their peers. Nominations open each year around March 15.

To be eligible, members must have been voting members (Associate Fellow, Academic Associate Fellow, or Fellow) in good standing for at least eight years.

Click here to see the list of eligible members. 


In determining the 2019 Honored Fellows, the Committee will review any AAID leader and volunteer experience together with experience in the dental community and any other leadership or volunteer roles. Honored Fellows are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Distinguished him/herself and colleagues through professional, clinical, research or academic endeavors (speaking experience at AAID and other meetings, teaching at an AAID course or other courses, published author for JOI or other publications, academic qualifications, research endeavors, leadership in other dental societies, community efforts)
  • Achieved noteworthy accomplishments within the field of implant dentistry (special awards or recognition, other noteworthy accomplishments)
  • Distinguished him/herself through support of AAID (District involvement, committee positions, AAID Foundation)

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, any awards, honors or special recognition you might have received. 

AAID Honored Fellows 

Jihad Ali Abdallah, BDS, MScD
Beirut, Lebanon 

Aladdin Al-Ardah, DDS, MS
Loma Linda, CA

Edward Michael Amet, DDS
Overland Park, KS

Bill Anderson, DDS
Findlay, OH

George Arvanitis, DDS
Waterloo, ON, CAN

Arthur Ashman, DDS
Westport, CT

Bruce Baird, DDS
Granbury, TX

Burton E. Balkin, DMD
Penn Valley, PA

Norman Barbone, DDS
Mansfield, OH

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

Monty Buck, DDS
Rowlett, TX

Robert J. Buhite Sr, DDS
Rochester, NY

James Bush, DDS
Goodlettsville, TN

Joseph P. Buttacavoli, DMD
Brick, NJ

Mario Cabianca, DMD
Trail, BC, CAN

Nicholas Caplanis, DMD, MS
Mission Viejo, CA

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

Craig D. Cooper, DDS
Indianapolis, IN

Mark T. Cullen, DDS
Tampa, FL

John D. Da Silva, DMD, MPH, ScM
Boston, MA

David D. D'Alise, DDS
Albuquerque, NM

James D'Alise, DDS
Oak Brook, IL

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 

Jay Elliott, DDS
Houston, TX

Ronald W. Evasic, DDS
South Lyon, MI

James Fagan III, DMD, MS
Atlanta, GA

Marshall B. Feuer, DDS
Farmington Hills, MI

Dennis Flanagan, DDS, MSC
Willimantic, CT 

Adam S. Foleck, DMD
Norfolk, VA 

David Gimer, DDS
Iowa Falls, IA

Kim Gowey, DDS
Medford, WI

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

Alfred 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, DDSSioux Falls, SD

Frank LaMar Sr., DDS
Pittsford, NY

William Liang, DMD
Surrey, BC, CAN

William M. Locante, DDS
Brentwood, TN

Jaime L. Lozada, DMD
Loma Linda, CA

Lawrence B. Lum, DDS
Oakland, CA

Leonard R. Machi, DDS
Wauwatosa, WI

Max J. Malan, DDS
Ogden, UT

Emile Martin, DDS
Syracuse, NY 

Rodney Scott Mayberry, DDS
Vienna, VA

Gene McCoy, DDS
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey T. Meister, DDS
Munster, IN

Raul Mena, DMD
Plantation, FL

Richard Mercurio, DDS
Lincroft, NJ

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

Arthur K. Molzan, DDS
Cape Coral, 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

William Dean Nordquist, DMD, MS
San Diego, CA

Kevin J. O'Grady, DDS
Westerville, OH

Joseph F. Orrico, DDS
Elmwood Park, IL

Olivia Calhoun Palmer, DMD
Edisto Island, SC

Ashok K. Patel, DMD
Waltham, MA

Cheryl A. Pearson, DMD
Lexington, KY

Carol Phillips, DDS
San Luis Obispo, CA

Jack Piermatti, DMD
Voorhees, NJ

Timothy Pike, DDS
Poolesville, MD

Michael A. Pikos, DDS
Palm Harbor, FL

Roger D. Plooster, DDS
Lincoln, NE

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 

Jay C. Shartzer, DDS
Fort Myers, FL

T.C. Shen, DDS
San Francisco, CA

Takaharu Shimizu, DDS, PhD
Hyogo, Japan

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS
Marietta, GA

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 

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

Linda M. Weinfield, DDS, MS
Oak Lawn, IL

Natalie Y. Wong, DDS
Toronto, ON, CAN

Matthew Young, DDS
San Francisco, CA