Dr. Alan S. Pollack named president of Academy of Osseointegration
The New York City periodontist will lead an AO Board that will implement a new strategic plan to guide the organization in the coming years
Alan S. Pollack, DDS, a practicing periodontist in New York City, was appointed president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) at the organization’s Annual Business Meeting held recently in San Diego. He succeeds former Academy President Russell D. Nishimura, DDS.
Dr. Pollack received his B.A. in Biology from Queens College, City University of New York, and his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. He completed post-graduate programs in General Practice at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and in Periodontics at Columbia University. He served as a clinical assistant in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1984 to 2003, and as an attending dentist at Beth Israel Medical Center from 1992 to 1998.
“With the increasing use of implant dentistry, it has become evermore important for practitioners to obtain the best possible information, independent of corporate influence and open to critique and challenge from a variety of dentists and scientists across the spectrum of dental disciplines and scientific background,” said Dr. Pollack. “This is what AO has always been about and what guides our path. We will continue to pursue the best science available, and the best and most efficient and ethical ways of translating that for our members, to provide the best possible clinical care for our patients.”
This year, the AO Board will implement a new strategic plan to guide the organization in the coming years. It includes supporting research, promoting education, and fostering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary care.
The 2016-2017 Board of Directors serving with Dr. Pollack are:
President-Elect Michael R. Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS (Ed), an oral surgeon from London, England
Vice President Jay P. Malmquist, DMD, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Portland, Ore.
Secretary James C. Taylor, DMD, a prosthodontist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Treasurer Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, a prosthodontist from Chicago
Past President Russell D. Nishimura, DDS, a prosthodontist from Westlake Village, Calif.
Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Los Angeles
Amerian D. Sones, DMD, MS, a prosthodontist from Dallas, Texas
Steven J. Rosenstein, DMD, a general practitioner from Aventura, Fla.
Jeffrey D. Lloyd, DDS, a general practitioner from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Joerg Neugebauer, DDS, PhD, an oral surgeon from Landsberg am Lech, Germany
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD, a periodontist from Ann Arbor, Mich.