Dr. Avi Schetritt – ADIA Executive Director
The ADIA is a component society of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the world’s largest dental implant society. The mission of the ADIA is to develop educational criteria and training for certification. We strive to constantly provide cutting-edge, high quality programs that are affordable and interesting to all team members. The knowledge that we provide will increase your value to your practice and your career.
Why Should I Join?
As the number of implant practices in the world grows and develops, there is a need for auxiliaries to do the same. A goal of our association is to introduce implants into dental practices and increase knowledge related to implants to all members of the “team”. This approach leads to increased office production and less stress in the workplace. It also serves to enhance your career and expand the scope of services and information you provide to patients.
The ADIA focuses strongly on continuing education. We are always bringing you “cutting edge” programs to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the implant world. In addition to our yearly multi-day symposium, we offer numerous specialty programs:
- Dental Hygiene Implant Certification Program
- Practice Management Implant Certification Program
- Dental Assisting Implant Certification Program
- Implant Coordinator Training Program
- Advanced Dental Implant Techniques and Training Program
These comprehensive full day programs provide a wealth of knowledge specifically related to implant dentistry. All of our programs are open to any auxiliary regardless of previous training or position. We hope that this “cross-training” enhances practices and teams around the world.
Membership Benefits Include
- Continuing Education Units and Certification Programs
- Special status recognition for implant training
- Newsletters and Tip Sheets
- ICOI’s Glossary of Implant Dentistry
- Team Training Book
- Tuition discounts to all ADIA and ICOI sponsored programs
- Listing in ICOI/ADIA internet membership directory
- Discounted educational material
- Lecturing and publishing opportunities
- A network of colleagues sharing personal and professional fellowship
The ADIA trains a core group of leading educators and clinicians to present our programs both nationally and internationally. We hope this will encourage groups and offices to also host programs locally. Our Certified Educators can assist you and your group in designing and hosting a tailored educational program aimed at your target audience.
The ADIA values your contribution to implant dentistry. Because we believe so strongly in the benefits of continuing education, we offer our members the opportunity to distinguish themselves by recording their educational and professional achievements at various levels of membership status, certification and fellowship.
The distinction of being a credentialed member of the ADIA can offer you:
- Higher level of skill which benefits your career, your patients, your practice and your profession
- Confidence in your capabilities as an auxiliary
- Public recognition of professional achievement
- Higher professional status and distinction among your peers
- Satisfaction of advanced education
- Value to your implant team
- Access to special programs and benefits offered only to credentialed members
The ADIA responds to member needs and requests and provides our members with high quality programs and materials for minimal dues. One way we achieve this is by inviting you and other members to write articles, clinical tips, case studies and questions that we can utilize for publication. At our symposia, we provide the opportunity for you to conduct table clinics and presentations, be an active member and share your experiences, ideas and expertise.