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  • The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) application and case submission deadline date is now December 1st of each calendar year. Please note, if you are applying for the Part II oral examination you will now be required to submit your cases in electronic format when you submit your application.  Pre-Op photos are optional at this time- will be mandatory in 2023.

  • ABOI/ID 2020 Examinations Cancelled The ABOI/ID has been monitoring the ongoing situation relating to the COVID-19 virus. After careful consideration and discussion, the ABOI/ID Board of directors determined that the health, safety and well-being of all individuals involved in the examination process was the most important factor. Therefore, it was determined that the ABOI/ID examinations that were scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2020 in Chicago have been cancelled.We ask for your patience as we work to address questions and provide additional information. Click here for COVID-19 Updates and Resources. 
  • ABOI/ID News You Should The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) would like to share some positive energy through a testament of kindness with our first ABOI/ID News You Should Know Segment.

    Dr. Al Bucaj, owner and operator of The Dental Implant Center of Vero Beach, has been an advisory Board Member for Indian River State College since 2012. As a member of the Indian River State College; Dr. Bucaj attends semi-annual meetings with committee board members discussing program accreditation, national and state board exams for competency, dental hygiene and dental assisting applications, forecasting and program direction and completes annual community outreach programs like project Christmas smile and Project Easter smile.

    “Project Christmas Smile was founded by Dr. James Strawn of Fort Pierce in an effort to relieve those with dental pain before the Christmas holiday. Indian River State College has joined in this effort by providing access to its Dental Clinic. There were a record 99 people treated with extractions and fillings making sure there would be Christmas Smiles.
    Dr. Al Bucaj, Dr. Craig Cusato, Dr. Solomon Israel, Moses Johnson, Dr. Emilio Martinez, Dr. Bruce McDonald, Dr. Michelle Sarasola, Dr. Jose Sarasola, and Dr. Heidi Turk worked tirelessly to treat patients free of charge. In addition to the Indian River State College students and volunteer dentists, dental hygienists Pam Lawrence, Pat Orlandi, Denise Stokes, and Lisa Zell volunteered their time and skills.”

    To learn more about the Christmas Smiles Project, please visit the TCPALM website at http://archive.tcpalm.com/…/irsc-dental-community-create-c…/.

    Thank you, Dr. Bucaj, for using your expertise and taking the time to complete such a selfless act of kindness. With the current state of our world and the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic; it is important that we all try to come together and utilize our resources and skills to lend a helping hand to those in need.

    Have you completed a mission trip? Received an award or recognition for your work? Have you given back to your community? We want to recognize you! Please send your story with supporting photos to Ashley Jackson at awalker@aboi.org to be featured on our monthly “News You Should Know” segment on the ABOI/ID social media and website. A new Diplomate will be recognized each month.