Fellowship honour for Glasgow Dentist
International recognition for Dental fx principal Dr Stephen Jacobs
Bearsden dentist Dr Stephen Jacobs has become only the second UK clinician to be awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).
Stephen, who is the principal dentist at Dental fx, received the honour at the academy’s annual meeting held in San Diego, California. Despite having more than 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the AO has fewer than 100 Fellows.
Speaking about his award, Stephen said: “I was extremely honoured to become a Fellow of the AO, as it recognises achievement and work in the field of implant dentistry, both from a patient care perspective and education of our profession, and is awarded by what I regard to be the most important implant body of them all.
“I have been involved in this field of dentistry for more than 25 years which actually comprises most of my career. I first joined AO in 1999, and have been regularly attending the annual meeting, which is, year on year, the best implant congress one can attend.”
Stephen explained that more Scottish dentists should consider joining the AO.
He said: “While, for many years the Academy has been a North American-centric association, over 25 per cent of the membership is in fact non-American. The last four to five years has seen a push by the Academy to recognise this and become more global.
“I am in fact the chair of the Global Development Committee of AO, which organises and oversees all projects outside North America, and we now have regular study clubs and conferences in many countries, with more coming on board. We are holding our fourth UK AO meeting during 2017.”
To find out more about attending the UK Charter Chapter meeting in 2017, the annual meetings or indeed anything AO, then contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org