Each of these clinicians/academicians is credited with maintaining the integrity of “the literature.”
Yasunori Ayukawa, DDS, PhD, is a Lecturer at Kyushu University Faculty of Dental Science, Fukuoka, Japan. He obtained his dental and PhD degrees at Kyushu University. He served as a short-time Visiting Assistant Professor at Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa in 2012. He is certified as a specialist in Prosthodontics from Japan Prosthodontic Society (JPS) and in Implantology from Japanese Society of Oral Implantology (JSOI). Dr. Ayukawa also serves as a counselor of JSOI and is scientific committee member of both societies. His research interest includes implant prosthodontics, periimplant bone and soft tissue biology, and biomaterials. He has authored many articles on these topics. He received European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Best Oral Award in 2004 and some awards from domestic and Asian societies for his research.
Scott D. Ganz, DMD, BS, graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School and then completed a 3-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Ganz is well-published in many scientific journals and more than a dozen professional text-books. He delivers presentations as a featured speaker on the Prosthetic and Surgical Phases of Implant Dentistry and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, Interactive Treatment Planning, CBCT, and CAD CAM Applications in Dentistry. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, Assistant Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Implant Dentistry. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies involved with dental implants. Dr. Ganz is a Past President of the NJ Section of the American College of Prosthodontists, Past President of the CAI Academy (Computer-Aided Implantology Academy), serves on the faculty of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and the Hackensack University Medical Center, and on the Board of Directors of the ICOI. He is the Director of the Ganz Institute for Applied 3-D Implant Reconstruction and Co-Director of Advanced Implant Education providing live hands-on surgical programs. He is a Diplomate of the ICOI and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Ganz maintains a private practice for Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Implant Dentistry in Fort Lee, NJ.
Richard Kraut, DDS, received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. He had held the positions of Chief, Department of Dentistry and Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu and is currently Director of the Dental Implant Center as well as Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and of the American Board of Oral Medicine and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists. He is past president of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Kraut is a Professor in the Department of Dentistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.
Robert E. Marx, DDS, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery. His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, the Donald B. Osbon Award, and the Daniel Laskin Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. His textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has also won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the year Award and his other textbooks “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications,” “Tissue Engineering,” “Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonates Induced Osteonecrosis,” and an “Atlas of Bone Harvesting” have been best sellers. He is a section editor of Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering and serves as a reviewer to many journals.
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, is a 1985 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He then received a specialty certificate in prosthodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After a fellowship in oral implantology, he was appointed Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Oral Implant Center. Thereafter, Dr. Misch completed specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the University of Florida and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Oral Implantology and Dentistry Today. Dr. Misch has published over 50 scientific articles and 15 textbook chapters on dental implants, bone grafting, and implant prosthodontics. He practices as a dual specialist (oral maxillofacial surgery and prosthodontics) in Sarasota, FL.
Michel A. Pikos, DDS, is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The Ohio State University. He is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990, he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 3400 from all 50 states and 43 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice that is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Palm Harbor, FL.
Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and Teacher of the Year Award from New York University. Dr. Tarnow has a private practice in New York City and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over one hundred articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored three textbooks including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over 30 countries.