• 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. 

    If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out this form. We will keep you updated on the details as they become available.


    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 Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, the 2018 Isaih Lew Award Winner

    Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS has been named the recipient of the 2018 Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award from the AAID Foundation.

    Dennis P. Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University, and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry.

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

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