Dr. Sam Morhaim, a local resident of Long Island, New York was recently awarded Mastership and Diplomate status by the American Dental Implant Association (A.D.I.A.), one of the most exclusive dental implant societies in the country. The elevation to Diplomate is the highest honor a professional dental society can bestow on its members. In January 2007, Dr. Morhaim also received Diplomate certification from the International Congress of Implantologists (I.C.O.I), one of the largest dental implant organizations in the world. Less than four percent of all current I.C.O.I members in over eighty countries have reached this level of achievement. Such candidates are chosen from members who have most significantly contributed to the art and science of oral Implantology by demonstrating an in depth scientific knowledge, clinical proficiency and meeting all of the dental organizations rigorous requirements for credentialing.
The credentialing requirements set forth by the American Dental Implant Association include all of the fellowship and Mastership requirements as well. Additionally, each candidate for Diplomate status includes participating in a live patient course and obtaining 350 hours of continuing education credits from implant seminars and other dental approved courses. They must submit at least 75 completed implant cases with full documentation and successfully pass the Diplomate multiple choice and oral examination (A.D.I.A.). Diplomates, submit professional and leadership credentials for renew by the A.D.I.A. Board of Directors ad practice implant dentistry for at least 5 years.
Dr. Sam Morhaim is a graduate of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, which was followed by an elective residency training program in Restorative and Implant Dentistry at the Long Island College Hospital in New York. His training in Periodontics and Oral Implantology was completed at Boston University. Shortly after his graduation, he volunteered his time teaching denial residents and organizing seminars at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center where he held the title of Clinical Director of Periodontics and Oral Implantology.
Dr. Morhaim also remains an active member in several professional dental organizations such as The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontology, The Northeast Society of Periodontics, The Nassau County Dental Society, The New York Dental Society, The American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, The Simplant Dental Academy, and The Police Surgeons Benevolent Association. He has been a past a frequently invited guest speaker on the live radio talk show "Dentistry Today" and was a Newsday Professional Achievement Award winner in 2007.