BIOMET 3i announces the 11th winner of the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – (5/6/2014) – BIOMET 3i and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation are pleased to announce that Dr. Tapan N. Koticha is the winner of the 11th annual Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery. The Lazzara fellowship was established as a tribute to the numerous significant contributions made by Dr. Richard J. Lazzara to the field of implant dentistry.
The fellowship is intended to provide educational and clinical expertise that reflects the most current techniques in implant dentistry. The AAP Foundation Lazzara Fellowship provides a stipend for the Fellow as well as funds to offset the hosting institution’s overhead and administrative costs. It is a 12-month fellowship that takes place at the student’s training institution. It may begin upon the completion of the Fellow’s periodontal training program or when the Fellow starts the last six months of his/her periodontal program.
Dr. Koticha is undergoing his periodontal program studies at the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, where he has been widely praised for his professionalism, innovative thinking and leadership ability. Dr. Koticha has already published in numerous journals including the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry.
“We congratulate Dr. Koticha on this prestigious accomplishment,” says BIOMET 3i President, Bart Doedens, “and we look forward to his future accomplishments in the field of implant dentistry. BIOMET 3i is proud to be associated with this prestigious fellowship and we thank the AAP Foundation for the opportunity to partner in its offering.”
Dr. John Kobs, President of the AAP Foundation adds, “The AAP Foundation is grateful for the support of BIOMET 3i, and we truly value our ongoing partnership. Together, we are helping the specialty’s best and brightest to achieve more than ever in the field of implant dentistry.”