The American Academy of Implant Dentistry was founded in 1951 as the first professional organization dedicated to implant dentistry in the world. Over 5,000 dentists including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and more are members of the organization. The group’s mission is “to advance the science and practice of implant dentistry through education, research support and to serve as the credentialing standard for implant dentistry for the benefit of mankind.”
The AAID website features helpful information and resources for anyone who is interested in dental implants. Users can navigate through the site to learn about how dental implants work, how much they cost, and more. The AAID is also a premier credentialing service and you can see what goes into their credentials and designations before exploring the full directory of dentists to find a qualified specialist in your area to make an appointment.
In the Dental Implants section, users can learn about how implants work, what to expect from the procedure, types, definitions, and more. Each section features detailed explanations and graphics organized into clear headings so that you can learn about the ins and outs of dental implants before going in for the procedure.
Before scheduling an appointment with a dentist for implants, you can find a checklist of questions to ask and ensure that they fit the appropriate qualifications. You can learn about the different credentials and experience levels associated with them, including a Licensed Dentist, an AAID Member, an AAID Fellow, and an ABOI/ID Certified Diplomate.
Costs and Finding A Specialist
Under the Costs section, users can learn more about how much dental implants will cost and how to factor in future care in calculating the eventual costs. Users can also browse the directory of licensed specialists and find one near you to schedule an appointment.