This week, Dr. Patel was in Orlando, FL for the ICOI World Congress meeting where he was awarded a Fellowship from the organization for his achievements in Implant Dentistry. Founded in 1972, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) is an association of general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, orthodontists, laboratory technicians, auxiliaries, industry representatives, researchers, faculty members, pre and post doctoral graduate dental students as well as the general public (www.icoi.org). The ICOI strives to provide high quality education to their members in order for them to better serve their patients.
Dr. Patel received Fellowship from the ICOI by achieving the following credentials:
-Completion of 20 implant cases all of which are at least 12 months old.
-Providing documentation of completion of 75 hours or more of implant education (either attending in person or completing courses on-line) in the preceding 5 years.
-Providing a letter of recommendation from a current ICOI Fellow, IPS Master, ICOI Diplomate or member of ICOI's Advanced Credentials Committee.
-Submission of a current Curriculum Vitae
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Patel said: “It was so cool to see and meet so many dentists from around the world! The presenters and speakers were top notch and it’s awesome to learn about all the advancements and trends in implant dentistry."
Congratulations to Dr. Patel on achieving this milestone and pursuing the visions of the ICOI.