American Academy of Implant Dentistry Elects New Officers

November 4, 2018

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) elected Natalie Wong, DDS, Cert Prostho, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Toronto, ON, Canada, as President at its recently concluded 67th Annual Conference in Dallas. Selected as President-elect is Bernee Dunson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Atlanta, GA. The newly elected Vice President is Adam Foleck, DMD, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Norfolk, VA. Brian J. Jackson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Utica, NY, was elected Treasurer. S. Shane Samy, DMD, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Eugene, OR, was elected Secretary.


Other members of the Board of Trustees include:

  • David G. Hochberg, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Atlanta, GA (Immediate Past President)
  • Craig Cooper, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Indianapolis, IN (Past Presidents’ Representative)
  • George Arvanitis, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Waterloo, ON, Canada (Central District Trustee)
  • Edward R. Kusek, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Sioux Falls, SD (Central District Trustee)
  • Jason Kim, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Flushing, NY (Northeast District Trustee)
  • Gilbert Tremblay, DMD, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Pierrefonds, QC, Canada (Northeast District Trustee)
  • Rajiv R. Patel, BDS, MDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Deland, FL (Southern District Trustee)
  • Andrew Kelly, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Winston Salem, NC (Southern District Trustee)
  • Matthew Young, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of San Francisco, CA (Western District Trustee)
  • Jay Elliott, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Houston, TX (Western District Trustee)


Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by federal and state courts as bona fide.  Its membership, which exceeds 6,000, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists from across the United States and in 40 other countries.

For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, visit the AAID website at or call the AAID at 312.335.1550 or 877.335.AAID (2243).     


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