AAOMS Honors Subcommittee for Its Implant Education Efforts

Dentistry Today


The Board of Trustees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) honored a group of six doctors for their work in developing years of continuing education with its Special Citation Award. As members of the AAOMS Subcommittee on Dental Implant Education, these doctors planned educational sessions for the group’s meetings on replacing congenital missing teeth, applying digital technology, and other topics.

For example, the 2017 Dental Implant Conference held in December in Chicago featured a faculty of more than 30 experts presenting to more than 1,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, their staff, and restorative dentists in didactic sessions and hands-on workshops. The subcommittee also plans dental implant sessions for the AAOMS Annual Meetings, Scientific Sessions, and Exhibition. Its members include: 

  • Michael S. Block, DMD, of Metairie, La
  • Bach T. Le, DDS, MD, of Whittier, Calif
  • Jay P. Malmquist, DMD, of Portland, Ore
  • Richard J. Martin, DDS, of Dallas, Texas
  • Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, of Sarasota, Fla
  • Peter K. Moy, DMD, of Los Angeles

“AAOMS is honored to have such a dedicated group leading our dental implant education,” said AAOMS immediate past president Douglas W. Fain, DDS, MD. “Their diligent work sets standards of excellence in education and training for OMSs and their restorative teams. The subcommittee continues to preserve and advance the specialty and patient care.”

Block has chaired the subcommittee since its inception after he expressed interest in advancing dental implant education to the Board of Trustees. Five members have been on the subcommittee for at least 10 years. The subcommittee reports to the AAOMS Committee on Continuing Education and Professional Development. The AAOMS represents more than 11,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, residents, and professional staff in the United States.

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