Who We Are
The YCC is comprised of a group of young clinicians who are newer members of AO. These members are active clinicians and are involved in both research and academia and come from a variety of backgrounds including oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, and general practice. (See committee roster below.)
The Young Clinicians Committee (YCC) was established in 2010 to provide a platform that will bring together the knowledge of experienced clinicians and the enthusiasm of young members to raise awareness of the Academy of Osseointegration and promote research and education.
Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality of care that we provide to our patients.
What We Do
Our committee works in liaison with the AO Board of Directors to enhance the AO membership experience of younger dental implant professionals in the early phases of their careers. We focus on the following areas:
» Information dissemination through social networking media
» Recruitment efforts targeting young clinicians and students
» Recommendations for online content to AO website
» Development and promotion of AO mentorship for young/new clinicians
If you are in college, dental school, residency or have been in practice for less than five years, and you want to get involved with the Academy of Osseointegration and organized dentistry ‒ this is your committee! AO offers a great deal of benefits for their members, including a subscription to the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (IJOMI) ‒ the leading journal in implant dentistry.
To join AO, click the link below. Follow us on Facebook and join in the discussion as well as receive the latest news.
Post-Graduate Program Central
The purpose of the Post-Graduate Program Central (PGPC) is to centralize all information pertinent to post-graduate training programs offered in the United States. The goal is to assist prospective graduate students in their search for educational programs for dental specialties. Click on the link below for a list of programs offered in participating universities.
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AO Young Clinicians Committee:
Joan Pi-Anfruns (Spain) Co-chair
Andrea Henderson (Canada) Co-chair
Jose Manuel Navarro (Spain)
Helena Francisco (Portugal)
Martin Mardirosian (USA)
Jun Flores (USA)
Lauren Brownfield (USA)
Bobby Birdi (USA)
Cimara Ferreira (Brasil)
Martin Leybowitz (USA)
Matthew Waite (USA)
Mike Jaffin (USA)
Shervin Molayem (USA)
Russell Nishimura, DMD (AO Board of Directors Liaison)
Clinicians Committee at the 2012 AO Annual Meeting in
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