• Foundation Board Challenge

    The future of implant dentistry will be built upon the commitments we make today.  Your donation will support the work of the AAID Foundation, founded in 1982 with the mission to further the science of oral implantology through research and charitable programs.

    One of the ways the Foundation is looking to raise funds is through an AAID Board Fundraising Challenge.

    The Challenge, which begins on September 21, 2020 and runs until October 30, 2020, is asking AAID Board or Trustees and Foundation Board Members to make a donation and to solicit additional contributions of $500 or more from other AAID members, colleagues, or friends to the AAID Foundation.

  • AAIDF Board Introduces New Veterans Program, Smile, Veteran!

    The AAIDF is pleased to announce a new initiative that will benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

    Giving something as simple as a smile to those who have given and sacrificed so much for this country is an honor. Humanitarian efforts are important to the AAID Foundation Board, and we look forward to expanding programs to support our country’s heroes.

    -- Larry Bush, DDS, FAAID, DABIO/ID, Foundation Chairman

    The AAID is proud to ask our approximately 800 credentialed members to help implement this new initiative from our Foundation, to help veterans feel more confident about their smiles.

    -- Natalie Wong, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, AAID President



    Program Eligibility

    The Foundation is busy working on the specifics of this program. It will launch this fall across the United States with the goal to provide much needed dental care to a population that has contributed to their country.  

    Thank You to Our Smile, Veteran!  ™ Supporters

    The AAIDF thanks our supporters for their contributions of dental implants and wound care products.

    • Zimmer Biomet, through its dental division, donated collagen wound care products that will be used in socket preservation procedures preparing veterans to receive dental implant therapy.
    • RTI’s donation includes allograft implants that provide options for veterans undergoing dental implant surgery.
    • Midwest Dental Arts, Melbourne, Fla.
  • Congratulations to Rosemary Dziak, PhD, the 2019 Isiah Lew Award Winner

    Dr. Dziak received her PhD from the University of Rochester in 1974 with her dissertation that presented original studies on isolation of osteoblastic cells and regulation of calcium transport in these cells. Her postdoctoral work in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Medical School extended these studies to investigate the role of calcium in the mechanism of action of parathyroid hormone and made contributions to the role of calcium as a second messenger in action of regulatory events in bone cell regulation.

    Together with graduate students and colleagues at the University of Buffalo she fabricated a novel nano-sized form of calcium sulfate that appears to offer many advantages as a synthetic bone grafting material useful for a variety of craniofacial procedures such as implant placement in which bone regeneration is needed. In addition to her ongoing work further characterizing the functionality of nanocalcium sulfate, Dr. Dziak has initiated studies on the effects of strontium on human periodontal gingival cells and its potential role in the prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis.

Mission Statement

The AAID Foundation’s mission is to further the science of oral implantology through research and education, and to support the delivery of implant care through humanitarian efforts.

The future of implant dentistry will be built upon the commitments we make today.

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