Dr Dean Licenblat, Co-Founder and head lecturer at the Australasian Implant Academy (AIA) and Practice Principal of Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants has been recognised as a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

As one of only 380 dentists who hold this distinguished membership worldwide, Dr Licenblat has proven that he is one of the leading experts in implant care.

What does it mean to hold an AAID Fellow Credential?

There’s a significant difference between dentists who offer implants and dental implant experts.  To be recognised as a Fellow of the AAID, you need to have:

  • 5+ years as a dental implant expert
  • 400+ hours of continuing education in implant dentistry
  • Passed in-depth oral and written exams

To qualify for Fellowship, an expert panel of implant dentists reviewed Dr Licenblat’s professional and leadership credentials and commitment to excellence in implant dental practice and to the Academy’s standards for ethics and patient welfare. He was also required to document for review that he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, of which he was the first Australian dentist to achieve this status.

Local dental leaders bringing the world stage of dental implantology to Australia.

Dr Dean Licenblat is passionate about paving the way and being at the forefront of Australian dentistry. He’s setting the standards in his field as a well-respected dental leader, educator and innovator. He is one of the most respected and revered leaders in the field of dental implantology. As one of the head lecturers of the Australasian Implant Academy (AIA), Dr Dean Licenblat is committed to teaching and mentoring other dentists to be able to perform implant dentistry at the highest level.

As the AIA Head Lecturer, Dr Dean Licenblats’ experience and expertise spans over a decade. He is always current on the latest global techniques and evolving technology. In addition, he holds a teaching appointment at Goethe and is responsible for tutoring graduate students in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Dean Licenblats’ Martin Place practice in CBD, Sydney is one of a few dental surgeries awarded ‘Leading Implant Centres of the World’ in Australia. Dr Dean is Vice President of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID).

Other faculty members include Dr Ned Restom- also a diplomat for the ABOI, Dr David Bassal, Dr James Weallens, Dr Nour Tarraf and Dr Nauvneel Kashyap, who bring a mountain of knowledge and expertise and are generous in sharing this with AIA students.

The AIA has also been thrilled to welcome a number of highly recognized and popular global leading educators and innovators into the faculty, including Dr Jess Liu, Dr Abbas Hassanali, Dr Dan Holtzciaw, Dr Naif Sinada, Dr Peyman Raissi and more.

What is the Australasian Implant Academy (AIA)?

AIA is one of the most prestigious academies in the field of implantology, offering the most comprehensive theoretical and hands-on dental implant course in Australia to date.

AIA is the only course in Australia to be endorsed by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

The Benefits of choosing AIA:

  • Designed for every level of experience
  • Intensive Hands-on component
  • Surgery on LIVE patients
  • On-going support for clinicians
  • Run by highly experienced and qualified dentists


It’s time to invest in your knowledge and world-class education – the AIA 2023 calendar is open for registration now! Visit australasianimplantacademy.com.au to learn more.