SOURCE: The Dental Implant Associates

October 11, 2012 05:03 ET

Chicago Dentist Attends Annual Implant Dentistry Meeting

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - Dr. Larry Hoffman, a Chicago Dentist, has been actively involved with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for more than thirty years. During the first week of October, Dr. Hoffman attended the AAID's 61st annual meeting. The meeting, held in Washington, DC, focuses on debating the options for practical solutions in regard to implant dentistry.

The meeting is designed to facilitate a discussion in response to implant dentistry's evolving practices. With the continued onset of innovative technology and techniques in the field, dentists are presented with an increasing number of decisions on how to perform dental implant procedures. The AAID aims to "bring together the world's experts in implant dentistry to debate several options of treating a similar situation allowing [the dentist] to develop practical solutions."

Dr. Hoffman, who has worked for the past thirty years in Chicago cosmetic dentistry, is dedicated to remaining on the cutting-edge of the field. The AAID's annual meeting provides an avenue for continued education as well as an opportunity to share experience and expertise. The meeting traditionally debates topic such as the benefits of comprehensive reconstruction versus implant restorations, the longevity of specific types of implants, implant material choices, and connective skin grafts versus prosthetic solutions. As Dr. Hoffman returns from the AAID meeting, he says he is proud to have contributed to the dialogue, and returns to The Dental Implant Associates in Chicago confident in his ability to offer his patients the latest in dental implant technology and technique. "Attending the AAID annual meeting was an excellent opportunity for me to share my own experiences with all the other pioneers in the field of implant dentistry."

About Larry Hoffman, DDS

Dr. Larry Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned both his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Dental Science degrees. Afterward, Dr. Hoffman gained experience during a rotating internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. He is one of the earliest innovators in the field of implant dentistry, and developed implant and re-implantation techniques. Dr. Hoffman and his cutting-edge implant work have been featured in People Magazine. He has also appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, and many other networks to discuss aspects of cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Hoffman has been an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry since 1969. He has also been an active fellow of the AAID since 1990, and served on the Board of Directors in 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996. In addition, during his tenure he has served as president, vice president, and treasurer of the AAID Central District. In 1999, Dr. Hoffman was scientific chairman of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry General Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Hoffman has spent the past 30 years in dental practice helping his patients achieve the smile makeover they deserve.

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