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AO is the leader in implant dentistry research, education and clinical training around the world.

About the Academy of Osseointegration

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to the highest standards in patient care, research and education for implant dentistry professionals. Our organization was founded by a group of scientists in North America who were students and colleagues of Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark, the scientist who discovered osseointegration — the process of titanium fusing with bone.
Through a dedication to perfecting the science and practice of implant dentistry for more than 30 years, AO has become the recognized leader in research and education for multi-disciplinary dental professionals around the globe.

Look for the SMILE logo – signifying dentists who uphold the highest standards of patient care and clinical procedures as set forth by the Academy of Osseointegration.

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AO dental professionals adhere to the SMILE Practice Protocol—aligned with the highest standards of oral surgery and clinical care in implant dentistry—set forth by the Academy of Osseointegration.