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Expert Licensed Dental Contributors

Thousands of licensed dentists, surgeons, and clinicians have contributed to OsseoNews.com via comments and posts on topics related to implant dentistry. We are grateful to all our contributors and those who continue to share their knowledge with our community. Below is a list of a few of our most widely-read contributors.


Michael Tischler, DDS

Dr. Michael Tischler is an internationally recognized leader in dentistry. Dr. Tischler is the author of over 40 published articles on the topics of dental implants and bone grafting, as well as the Implant Editor for “Dentistry Today”- the nation’s leading clinical news magazine for dentists. Michael is also the founder of the Teeth Tomorrow® Network of Advanced Implant Dentists.

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Louie Al-Faraje, DDS

Dr. Louie Al-Faraje is a Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology and Academic Chairman of the highly acclaimed California Implant Institute. He is a highly experienced clinician, educator and innovator, who is continually advancing the protocols for oral implantology surgical treatments. He is the author of a bestseller textbook “Surgical Complications in Oral Implantology” published by Quintessence 2011 and available in 7 languages, “Oral Implantology Surgical Procedures Checklist” Quintessence 2012, “Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy for Oral Implantology” Quintessence 2013 and is on the editorial board of the journal of Oral Implantology (JOI).

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Dr. Ziv Mazor

Dr Ziv Mazor is a leading Israeli periodontist. He graduated the periodontal department of Hadassah school for dental medicine-Jerusalem Israel where he served as clinical instructor and lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Dr Mazor maintains private practice limited to periodontal and implant dentistry in Raanana , Israel. Since 1993 Dr Mazor is engaged in clinical research in the field of Bone Augmentation and Sinus Floor Elevation . He is a well published author on these subjects and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Jeffrey C. Hoos

Dr. Hoos is a world renowned dental practitioner and has been lecturing to dentists nationally and internationally over the last 25 years and continues to do so, teaching advanced techniques as well as the innovative procedures he’s developed. Dr Jeffrey Hoos has been named “Hiossen’s Connecticut Clinical Director of Education.”

Rick Ferguson, DMD

Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 20 years and has lectured in every major city in the United States as well as internationally. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants where they provide live surgery courses to doctors. Dr. Ferguson has mentored over 100 doctors on all phases of implant dentistry by traveling to their offices to give them and their staff personalized training.

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Ziv Simon, DMD, MSc

Dr. Simon obtained his dental degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Tel Aviv University, where he held a teaching position in the Department of prosthodontics. He received his periodontal graduate degree from the University of Toronto where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Periodontology. He has conducted advanced research on bone engineering and dental implants. Dr. Simon is the founder of Surgical Master, where through his videos, blog posts, social media engagement, webinars, online and hands-on courses, he is now followed by thousands of dentists all over the world.

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Dr. Paulo Malo

Prof. Malo received his dental degree from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the University of Lisbon in 1989. He founded the MALO CLINIC in 1995 where he developed the MALO CLINIC Protocol, recognized worldwide by the dental and medical community as setting a new standard in Fixed Oral Rehabilitation. Prof. Malo is a visiting professor at several universities, has published numerous scientific journal articles and is co-author of several textbooks. Prof. Malo lectures regularly at international conferences and has also received several distinctions and awards for his medical/dental breakthrough and his management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

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Dr. Scott D. Ganz

Dr. Ganz is well- published in various scientific and professional journals (over 50 articles). He has delivered presentations both nationally and internationally on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry and is considered a leader in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, and Treatment Planning Applications in Dentistry.

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Todd Shatkin, DDS

Over the past ten years, Todd E. Shatkin, DDS of Amherst, New York has placed over 12,000 mini dental implants. His seminal article “Mini Dental Implants for Long Term Fixed and Removable Prosthetics” was published in the journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry in the February 2007 issue and has been well received. As a result of his positive experiences with mini dental implants, Dr. Shatkin developed the F.I.R.S.T® Technique (Fabricated Implant Restorations and Surgical Technique). He has extensively lectured nationally and internationally on his technique.

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Yahav Amos, D.M.D

Dr. Yahav Amos, D.M.D, is the Chairman of the Board and Founder of Augma Biomaterials Ltd.From his practical knowledge, highly experienced background, and after handling a vast number of cases, Dr. Yahav began to revive his vision to combine simplicity, efficiency and proven results into the dental surgery field. Dr. Yahav is known worldwide for the revolutionary products he invented, which aim to improve the results of oral augmentation process results.

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Isaac Tawil, DDS, MS

Dr. Tawil is the current President of AIE Advanced Implant Educators. Dr. Tawil has received his Diplomate from the International Academy of Dental Implantology as well as his fellowships with the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Advanced Dental Implant Academy and recognition for Outstanding Achievement in dental implants from the Advanced Dental Implant Academy. He maintains a general private practice in Brooklyn, NY, where he focuses on implant therapy. Dr. Tawil is also on faculty at Vizstara educational facility in Englewood, NJ. His interests are in advanced implant techniques and immediate placement.

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Dr. Carlos Boudet

Dr. Boudet is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating with a DDS degree in 1980, he became a commissioned officer for the United States Public Health Service. His tour of duty ended in 1982 when he was asked to serve as Dental Director of four dental cli...Read More

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Dale Gerke
Dr. Dale Gerke

Dr. Dale Gerke, BDS,BScDent(Hons), PhD, MDS, FRACDS, MRACDS(Pros), has almost 40 years’ experience as a dentist and over 20 years’ experience as a specialist dentist. Dr. Gerke was born in South Australia and went to St Peters College. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1969, ...Read More

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David Levitt
Dr. David Levitt

Dr. Levitt graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1977. Along with being a general dentist, he has an extensive background in implantology, having attended formal training at Loma Linda University and the Medical College of Georgia. He lectures extensively across...Read More

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Gregory Kammeyer
Dr. Gregory Kammeyer

Dr. Greg Kammeyer is from Denison Iowa. He received his undergraduate BS degree from Iowa State University studying chemistry, biology, and business. He received his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Iowa. During that time he did a student research project studying soft tissue using a trans...Read More

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Gerald Rudick
Dr. Gerald Rudick

Dr. Gerald Rudick, graduated with a degree in general dentistry from McGill University, and then went on to pursue further training at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for two years in the field of oral rehabilitation. Dr. Rudick has limited his practice for more than 30 years to prosthodontic d...Read More

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Peter Hunt
Dr. Peter Hunt

Dr Hunt is a fourth-generation dentist trained originally in Great Britain at Guy'ss Hospital Dental School in the University of London. After graduation he spent a year in residencies in Maxillo-Facial surgery before obtaining a Masters in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center...Read More

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Howard Abrahams
Dr. Howard Abrahams

Dr. Howard Abrahams received his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, one of the few Ivy League Dental Schools in the United States. Dr. Abrahams then completed a 3 year specialty program in Advanced Prosthodontics with a focus on dental implant and cosmeti...Read More

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Robert J. Miller
Dr. Robert Miller

I have been practicing dentistry in Delray Beach, Fl for 30 years. Dedicating my life to this profession has been an incredible and wonderful journey for me. When I see someone leave my office looking beautiful after years of discomfort, bad smiles or finally finding a no pain solution in my office ...Read More

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Yaron Miller
Dr. Yaron Miller

Yaron Miller, DDS, BDS, completed his dental degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1992, and received the award for 'best student in pedodontics – the branch of dentistry that deals with children’s teeth. In 1996, he went on to obtain his diploma in surgical odontology...Read More

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Timothy Hacker
Dr. Timothy Hacker

Dr. Hacker received his BS in General Science from Harding University in 1974. In 1978, he earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Having completed his formal education over three decades ago, Dr. Hacker has gained extensive clinical experience. Additionally, ...Read More

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Vipul Shukla
Dr. Vipul Shukla

Applewood Village Dentistry was designed and constructed by Sherin and Vipul Shukla, both licensed and practicing dentists in Mississauga, Ontario and owners of the practice. Both have DDS/DMD degrees from the opposite coasts of Canada. Whereas, Dr. Vipul Shukla prides himself on his east coast Dalh...Read More

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Benjamin Baptist
Dr. Benjamin Baptist

I graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale Summa Cum Laude where I studied Biology and Chemistry. I held a two-year research assistantship with the department head of Chemistry and Biochemistry investigating materials to advance chemotherapy and nerve growth/re-attachment. I continued...Read More

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Gregory Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman

Born in 1959, Dr. Kurtzman was raised in Deer Park, New York. He attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia as an undergraduate Biology major with a minor in Genetics and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in Washington, DC in 1986. Dr Kurtzman began his private pra...Read More

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Richard Hughes
Dr. Richard Hughes

Dr. Hughes, with over 23 years of experience in implant dentistry, is a national and international lecturer on numerous topics about implant dentistry, implant surgical demonstrator and clinical investigator....Read More

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Robert Wolanski
Dr. Robert Wolanski

Dr. Wolanski Studied Microbiology at the University of British Columbia and graduated from Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1987. Dr. Wolanski has been placing dental implants in Nanaimo since 1992. He is currently the Director of the Vancouver Island Implant Centre, and has lectured to n...Read More

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DENNIS FLANAGAN
Dr. DENNIS FLANAGAN

Dr. Dennis Flanagan is the managing partner of a two location private general dental group practice with 35 employees. He is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Dr. Flanagan ...Read More

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Dr. John Manuel

Dr. Manuel was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but spent most Summers working on farms in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. As such, he enjoys the city life in Wichita as well as his home life on a small farm outside of Harper, KS. Over the years, Dr. Manuel has been active in designing advanced ...Read More

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Richard Winter
Dr. Richard Winter

Dr. Richard Winter graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1988. He is an avid student having achieved the prestigious Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is given after taking over 1000 hours of continuing education and participation courses an...Read More

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Howard Steinberg
Dr. Howard Steinberg

Dr. Howard M. Steinberg received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then completed a 3-year training program in prosthodontics earning the Master’s of Dental Science (MDS) degree. Dr. Steinberg has additional training in t...Read More

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James Wilson
Dr. James Wilson

Dr. James G. Wilson grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida in 1989. Later that year he began dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In 1993 Dr. Wilson was awarded the Doctor of Dental Med...Read More

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Yehuda Fruchter, Founder/President of OsseoNews.com

Mr. Fruchter is an entrepreneur and investor with over 17-years of experience developing Internet businesses. He graduated Yeshiva University with a degree in Philosophy, and worked for several years as an equity analyst with Value Line in New York City. Mr. Fruchter then went on to consult with a wide range of companies, helping to develop their online businesses. In 2004, he founded OsseoNews.com, which was the first website of it’s kind in the dental implant industry. He continues to drive the development of OsseoNews.com, and manage the team of developers that maintain and enhance the website. In 2014, he founded DDSGadget.com, to provide dentists with a convenient way online to purchase the products they need for implant dentistry.

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