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BIOMET 3i and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation announced Dr. Juan C. Rodriguez is the winner of the 12th annual Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery.
Rodriguez is currently completing his training with The University of Michigan Periodontics and Oral Medicine Graduate Program. He received his dental training from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela, prior to moving to the United States. Rodriguez has authored and collaborated on several peer-reviewed manuscripts in the Journal of Periodontology, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Nature.
“We would like to congratulate Dr. Rodriguez on this prestigious accomplishment,” says BIOMET 3i President Bart Doedens. “We look forward to his future accomplishments in the field of implant dentistry. BIOMET 3i is proud to be associated with this prestigious fellowship and we thank the AAP Foundation for the opportunity to partner in its offering.”
“The AAP Foundation is grateful for the support of BIOMET 3i, and we truly value our ongoing partnership," Dr. Vanchit John, president of the AAP Foundation, said. "Together, we are helping the specialty’s best and brightest to achieve more than ever in the field of implant dentistry.”
The Lazzara fellowship was established as a tribute to the numerous significant contributions made by Dr. Richard J. Lazzara to the field of implant dentistry.
The fellowship is intended to provide educational and clinical expertise that reflects the most current techniques in implant dentistry. It provides a stipend for the fellow, as well as funds to offset the hosting institution’s overhead and administrative costs. It is a 12-month fellowship that takes place at the student’s training institution and may begin upon the completion of the Fellow’s periodontal training program or when the fellow starts the last six months of his/her periodontal program.