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Dr. Michael A. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Implant Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is the Scientific Advisor on Implants for the Kois Center

As an OMS, he is one of the first clinicians to recognize the relevance of Cone Beam CT and interactive CT technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning along with its implementation for implant based oral rehabilitation. As a result, Dr. Pikos has made this high technology a cornerstone of both his private practice and Institute.

Dr. Pikos has extensive experience in implant surgery and hard and soft tissue procedures. He also emphasizes interactive CT technology along with foundational principles of prosthetics and biomechanics that dictate the ultimate success of comprehensive implant rehabilitation.

He is a well published author who has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pikos is an active member and frequent lecturer for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Implantology.

Dr. Pikos is founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute. Since 1990 he has been teaching advanced bone and soft tissue grafting courses with alumni that now number more than 3400 from all 50 states and 43 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice which is limited exclusively to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.

Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his B.S. in Biology. Dr. Salama received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he later also received his dual specialty certification in Orthodontics and Pe riodontics, as well as implant
training at the Brånemark Center at Penn. He is currently on the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Georgia as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics, and is a visiting Professor of Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Dr. Salama has completed an ADA accredited hospital-based General Practice Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. He has had the opportunity to further broaden his clinical horizons through externships at Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Beth Israel Hospital in New York City in 1988, and has been a contributor to the dental literature. His very unique background includes specialized training in Orthodontics, Periodontal Surgery, and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Salama is a partner in the Atlanta Esthetic Dental Practice known as “Team Atlanta”. His partners include Dr. David Garber, Dr. Ronald Goldstein and his brother, Dr. Henry Salama. This group has an international reputation for
interdisciplinary care, dental education and has published hundreds of articles and several text books. Dr. Salama is a featured Xpert content provider and member of the Scientific Com mittee of the leading web based dental education site www.DentalXP.com.

Dr. Salama served as the Dental Expert for Channel 5 Fox TV in Atlanta. He is an active member in the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American
Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Recently, Dr. Salama has been a speaker at programs for the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Interdisciplinary Care Conference presented by five Academies, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Alpha Omega International, and the Chicago Dental Society.


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