American Academy of Implant Dentistry Selects ePoster and Table Clinic Winners

November 4, 2018

 The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) announces the winners of the ePoster and table clinic competitions held at the recently concluded AAID 67th Annual Conference in Dallas. The winners were selected by a panel of experienced implant dentists from among 31 ePoster entries and 7 table clinic presentations. 

The 68th Annual Conference, which will be held October 23 to 26, in Las Vegas, will again include ePosters and table clinics. Online access to submit entries will be available in May 2019 at



 First place

Van-Anh La, DDS

 “Monocytic responses to titanium and susceptibility to peri-implantitis”


Second place

Emil Svoboda, DDS, PhD, FAAID, DABOI/ID

 “Crown installation onto stock abutments with subgingival margins: Risk of residual subgingival cement”


Third place

Neil Park

 “PSA artery association with membrane perforation during lateral sinus augmentation”


Table Clinics

 First place

Emil LA Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Preventing complications related to implant prosthesis installation


Second place

Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS, Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH, Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS, and Yusuf Sheikh, DMD, MA

“Effects of the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for lateral window maxillary sinus augmentation”


Third place (TIE)

Minaal Verma, DDS, MDS, and Jaime Lozada, DMD

“Pilot study for evaluating and training for dynamic navigation in dental implant surgery”


Shawn J. Kim

“Radiographic analysis of crestal bone resorption in vertical ridge augmentation”


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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