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.