Every year, the departments of Periodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery place and restore
approximately 1,000 implants. That number is set to expand with partial funding for a postgraduate
surgical implant placement training program.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. William Nagy, professor in restorative sciences; Dr. Dean Hudson, associate dean for clinical
affairs; Dean Lawrence Wolinsky; Dr. Jeffrey Rossmann, chair of periodontics; Biomet representatives Laura Brownshadel,
Matt Timme and Jim Gerson; Dr. Charles Wakefield, director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency
program; and Dr. Gilbert Triplett, Regents Professor and vice chair in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
On June 19, Biomet 3i, a leading manufacturer of dental devices including implants and related products, formally presented
Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry with the first $25,000 installment of the $100,000 commitment
the company has made to help establish the college’s postgraduate Surgical Implant Placement Training Program. The funds,
in addition to $46,000 worth of products and supplies, will go toward broadening the scope of surgical implant training at
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