During its recent 67th Annual Conference, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) elected Natalie Wong, DDS, of Toronto its newest president. Wong is the first female and the first Canadian elected to this position at the AAID. She graduated from the University of Toronto with her DDS degree in 1996 and received her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007.
A regular contributor to Dentistry Today and one of its Leaders in Continuing Education, Wong is the only dentist who has attained a combination of the US Board Certification in Implant Dentistry; been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry; and achieved US Board Certification in Prosthodontics and Canadian Board Certification in Prosthodontics.
Wong additionally has served as the co-director and associate in dentistry (clinical instructor) in the Implant Prosthodontic Unit in the Graduate Prosthodontic Department at the University of Toronto. She also has served as a clinical assistant professor of oral implantology in the Department of Periodontology at Temple University.
Plus, Wong is a past president of the American Board of Implant Dentistry/Implant Dentistry and the Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario. She is the founder and director of the Toronto Implant Institute as well. She lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry while maintaining a private implant surgical and prosthodontic practice in Toronto.