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The AAID has Elected Dr. Edward Kusek, DDS, as President

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The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) elected Edward Kusek, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as president at its recently concluded 72nd Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 4.

Dr. Edward Kusek, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID

Dr. Kusek is a general dentist with a full-time practice in Sioux Falls and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and South Dakota School of Hygiene. He obtained his dental degree in 1984 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Kusek achieved AAID Associate Fellow status in 1993, earned his AAID Fellow credential in 1995, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology (ABOI) in 1999. Additionally, he holds Mastership status in both the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). Dr. Kusek serves on the executive board of ALD and is a recognized course provider for ALD, one of only 24 internationally. He has authored numerous articles on the utilization of dental lasers and implant dentistry.

“Let’s continue the AAID tradition of education and camaraderie,” said Dr. Kusek. “I am greatly honored to become the President of the AAID and look forward to serving the membership this year.”

Also serving on the 2023 -2024 AAID Board of Trustees are:  

  • Matthew Young, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, San Francisco, CA, President-Elect
  • Donald Provenzale, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Downers Grove, IL, Vice President
  • Bill Anderson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Findlay, OH, Treasurer
  • Mario Silvestri, DDS, AFAAID, DABOI/ID, Vestal, NY, Secretary
  • S. Shane Samy, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Eugene, OR, Immediate Past President
  • James L. Bush, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Goodlettsville, TN, Past President Representative
  • Joseph Bedich, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Warren, OH, Trustee
  • Michael Fioritto, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Mentor, OH, Trustee
  • Daniel Domingue, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Lafayette, LA, Trustee
  • Walter Chitwood, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Murfreesboro, TN, Trustee
  • Andy Ray Burton, DMD, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Hood River, OR, Trustee
  • Keith Long, DDS, AFAAID, DABOI/ID, Lakeport, CA, Trustee
  • Lawrence Nalitt, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Brooklyn, NY, Trustee
  • Craig Aronson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, Blauvelt, NY, Trustee


Founded in 1951, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry. Its membership includes general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, and others interested in the field of implant dentistry.

As a membership organization, the AAID currently represents almost 4,000 dentists worldwide.

For more information about the AAID, visit aaid.com or call the AAID office at 312.335.1550 or 877.335.AAID (2243).

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