American Academy of Implant Dentistry selects ePoster and Table Clinic Winners

November 8, 2017

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry announces the winners of the ePoster and Table Clinic competitions held at the recently concluded 66th AAID Annual Conference.   The winners were selected by a panel of experienced implant dentists from among 27 ePoster entries and 17 table clinic presentations.  The 67th Annual Conference, which will be held September 26 – 29, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, will again include ePosters and table clinics.  Online access to submit entries will be available in May 2018 at

Table Clinic Winners

1st Place: 
James W. Gibney, DMD 
"24 Hour Teeth" 

2nd Place:
Jeni Heselbarth, DDS; Michael Pruett, DMD; Andrew J. Hamilton, DMD; John F. Coleman, DMD 
"Do Material Things Matter? A Review of Metal and Zirconia Implant Abutments"

3rd Place:
Andrew G. Lum, BS; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah E. Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS
"Observations in Lateral Wall Thickness among Schneiderian Membrane Perforations: A Cone-Bean Computer Tomographic Evaluation" 

ePoster Winners 

1st Place: 
Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, Dip. Dh, MSc, PhD; Gang Chen. PhD; Dr. Robert Young. BSc, DIC, PhD; Marc Grynpas. MSc, PHD; Michael Glogauer. DDS, Dip.Perio, PhD
"Improved and More Predictable Vertical Bone Augmentation Using Synthetic Dicalcium Phosphate Block Grafts Containing a Novel Bisphosphonate - EP4a Conjugate Drug (C3)."

2nd Place:
Andrew Flipse, DMD; Cody Gronsten, DDS; Chris Kondorossy, DDS; Anthony Olsen, DDS; Jose Pedrosa, DMD; Steven Puffer, DMD; Hilt Tatum Jr., DDS
“Treatment of the Atrophic Maxilla: A Case Study Utilizing the NIRISAB Approach”

3rd Place: 
Yasser S. Alzahrani, BDS; Brian J. Goodacre DDS; Jaime Lozada DDS; Joseph Y.K. Kan DDS, MS
“Surgical Guide for Harvesting Bone Block Graft”

Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by state and federal courts as being bona fide.  Its membership, which exceeds 5,500, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists from across the United States and in more than 60 other countries.

For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, visit or call the AAID at 312-335-1550.                


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