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(AAPD) UIC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

College of Dentistry Student Organization


The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is a national organization whose principal focus is on the surgical placement and restoration of endosseous dental implants and ancillary procedures. The body of the organization is comprised of dental professionals from the fields of Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery as well as General Dentistry.  The central value proposition of the AO is to promote education, practice, techniques and the advancement of the field of osseointegration and implantology. The singular beauty of this organization is that it encompasses many disciplines collaborating together; oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, and general practice.



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  • President: Suhrud Shah,
  • Vice President: Brian Currie,
  • Secretary: Samantha Schaller,
  • Treasurer: Mariam Saadah,