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ada-logoAmerican Dental Association

The dental profession holds a special position of trust within society. As a consequence, society affords the profession certain privileges that are not available to members of the public-at-large. In return, the profession makes a commitment to society that its members will adhere to high ethical standards of conduct. These standards are embodied in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (PDF).   >>> Read More

flda_headerFlorida Dental Association

The mission of the FDA and its members is to improve the oral health of Florida residents, promote ethical practice standards, and direct the evolution of the practice environment through continuous education and advocacy for the profession and the public.

Each year, the FDA’s Board of Trustees conducts a strategic planning session and develops an updated Strategic Plan for approval by the House of Delegates. The current FDA strategic plan can be viewed or downloaded. FDA Strategic Plan for 2011 — 2013 >>>Read More

wcdda logoWest Coast District Dental Association

The West Coast Dental Association is a component of the Florida Dental Association. The FDA is a constituent of the American Dental Association. These three tiers of organized dentistry means the WCDA is part of a tripartite organization dedicated to serving the needs of dentists and their patients. Other Florida components can be viewed by visiting the FDA’s component page, and FDA officers page. >>>Read More


aaid-logo-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

AAID stands for excellence in education, scientific development and patient care. The Academy provides bona fide credentialing in implant dentistry through the Associate Fellow and Fellow membership examinations. The Associate Fellow and Fellow credentials are recognized by numerous state boards. Members who demonstrate the highest standards in implant dentistry find the AAID to be the organization that supports their clinical and research interests, as well as recognition for their achievements. >>>Read More

ADIS-logoAdvanced Dental Implant Studies

The Advanced Dental Implant Studies Program is an intense one-year commitment in which participants are coached on advanced clinical concepts, which are incorporated in their private practices.

  •  Develop a working knowledge of surgical and prosthetic procedures required in full mouth dental implant reconstruction
  • Enhance diagnostic and treatment planning skills utilizing state-of-the-art technology
  • Prepare participants to successfully complete the requirements for the American Academy of
  • Implant Dentistry’s Fellow and Associate Fellow credentials, as well as the American Board of
  • Implantology Diplomat credential >>>Read More

ICOI-Logo International Congress of Oral Implantologists

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) was founded in 1972.Devoted to providing implant education to the entire dental team to better serve its patients, the ICOI is not only the world’s largest dental implant organization, but it is also the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education.

The ICOI is an association of general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, orthodontists, laboratory technicians, auxiliaries, industry representatives, researchers, faculty members, pre- and post-doctoral graduate dental students as well as the general public. >>>Read More

ABOI_logoAmerican Board of Oral Implantology

The American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry was chartered in 1969 by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). The Board’s mission is to elevate the standards and advance the science and art of oral implantology/ implant dentistry by encouraging its study and improving its practice.