Information for Dentists
About The SocietyThe Australian Society of Implant Dentistry was formed in NSW (1969) in response to the developing interest in dental implantology overseas. Various procedures were being used to firmly anchor the replacement for missing teeth directly into bone for stability and retention. These implant supported prostheses closely replicated the natural dentition and presented a greatly improved solution to lost tooth replacement.
Since that time, over forty years ago, the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry has remained in the forefront of implant development, and has grown into an active viable society represented in different states of Australia and overseas. ASID actively promotes the advances and development in implant dentistry through seminars and lectures involving leading overseas lecturers. Post-graduate accreditation courses with examination - Levels I, II and III - are available for continuing education and the establishment of competence in implant procedures. ASID's Level IV Accreditation Course, including dissection and implant placement in cadavers, and other more advanced courses are also available.
The ASID is affiliated with the Australian Dental Association Incorporated (ADA), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
RequirementsTo become a member of the ASID, you:
- Must be a registered dentist or the member of an association related to dentistry
- Must complete the New Membership Application
What Do We Do?
- Hold regular dinner meetings, at least four per year
- Hold lectures on implant related subjects at these meetings
- Inform members of ALL proven implant systems as are practised
- Hold regular structured accreditation courses with examinations on the theory and practical aspects of Implantology, in order to teach members, registered dentists and technicians
- Update the members and the procession with new techniques and materials as they become available
- Invite lecturers from associated medical fields
- Liaise with other societies and the ADA
- Lobby government bodies, when necessary, to achieve the best for our members and their patients
- Donate substantial financial and tuition assistance to at least 5 Australian universities to fund implant education programmes for dental undergraduates.
Society Members Receive
- Regular newsletters
- Membership of the ICOI
- Receive the Journal of Implant Dentistry (six per year)
- Use of the Implant Information Service for treatment planning
- The opportunity for in-surgery observation and training/mentoring
- An updated library of books, journals and articles on Implantology via the website
- Special discounted fees for courses and seminars