AAID Staff

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the leading membership organization of implant dentists in the world. The headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, in the American Dental Association building, placing it at the heart of the dental profession. The AAID provides resources to those seeking information about oral implantology, including oral health professionals, the public, and the media.

AAID Staff

Meet the team at AAID
Carolina Hernandez, CAE
Carolina Hernandez, CAE
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x229
Executive Director
Jamey Richardson
Jamey Richardson
MAcc, CPA, CAE American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550
Chief Financial Officer
Beth Davis
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550
Office Manager & Accounting Assistant
Matthew Switzer
Matthew Switzer
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 3125044697
Marketing & Communications Director
Katie Przychodzen
Katie Przychodzen
MA American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x234
Marketing & Communications Manager
Claire Thatcher
Claire Thatcher
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Ashley Robbins.
Ashley Robbins.
CAE, IOM American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550
Membership Director
Kim Williams
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x226
Membership Services Manager
Jon Sprague
Jon Sprague
MS American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x228
Education & Credentialing Director
Melinda Briggs
Melinda Briggs
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x233
Education Manager
Gordan A. Kalabic
Gordan A. Kalabic
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
eLearning Specialist
Marge Helsper
Marge Helsper
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x227
Education Coordinator
Danny Alonso
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Credentialing and Testing Coordinator
Maggie Gronski
Maggie Gronski
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550x370
Registration & Exhibits Manager
Jennifer Hopkins
Jennifer Hopkins
CMM, CMP American Academy of Implant Dentistry (630)618-9488
Meetings Director
Jill Maksimovich
Jill Maksimovich
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (312)335-1550
Corporate Relations Director

AAID Foundation

The AAID Foundation was founded in 1982 with a mission to further the science of oral implantology through research and education, and to support the delivery of implant care through charitable efforts. The AAID Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that awards grants each year to dental students and those in post-graduate and residency programs. In 2019, the Foundation launched Smile, Veteran! program to help those who have served our country with the opportunity to access and receive dental implant services.

The Foundation is supported by generous donations from AAID members and corporate sponsors.
Lauren Ambrus
Lauren Ambrus
AAID Foundation
Executive Secretary

American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI)

The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) was chartered in 1968 by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The Board's mission is to elevate the standards and advance the science and art of oral implantology/implant dentistry by encouraging its study and by improving its practice. In fulfilling its purpose and objectives, the Board emulates the American Dental Association's Requirements for National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists.
Sharon Bennett
American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (312)335-8793
Interim Executive Director
Jenna Tucker
Jenna Tucker
American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
Administrative Manager