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Dr. Alan Meltzer D.M.D., M.Sc.D

Meet Dr. Alan Meltzer

Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Division of Post Graduate Periodontics
Specialty License #2289

Dr. Meltzer received his dental degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He completed his certification training in Periodontics & Oral Medicine and received his Master of Science in Dentistry (M.Sc.D.) at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He pursued training in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint at Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine in Washington DC and his surgical and prosthetic implant training at the Branemark Clinic in Goteborg, Sweden.

Dr. Meltzer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, where he serves on its Research and Education Committees. Dr. Meltzer has also served as chairman of the Department of Graduate Periodontics at Temple University. He is past president of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.

While Dr. Meltzer’s training and dual board certifications attest to his knowledge and training, his reputation is based upon his outstanding clinical skill and patient care. He has been featured in New Jersey Magazine as a Top Doc and Dentistry Today magazine as one of the Top 100 international leaders in dentistry.

Leadership Roles and fellowships

  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • Active Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (board certified).
  • Fellow of Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Meltzer has been a worldwide lecturer on periodontology and dental implant procedures on six continents, at numerous dental and medical institutions across the country and around the world; a partial list is provided below:

  • University of Naples, Naples, Italy
  • University of Milan, Milan
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
  • Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry

Dr. Meltzer has also received international acclaim through his numerous publications and by presenting his innovative techniques and knowledge before various professional academies including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International College of Oral Implantology
  • European Academy of Osseointegration
  • Australasian Society of Dental Surgeons
  • Italian Society of Periodontists
  • Korean Society of Periodontists
  • French Society of Periodontists
  • German Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International College of Oral Implantology
  • European Academy of Osseointegration
  • Australasian Society of Dental Surgeons
  • Italian Society of Periodontists
  • Korean Society of Periodontists
  • French Society of Periodontists
  • German Society of Periodontists
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania #DS-018710-L (1971-Present)
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts #119821972 (Inactive Status)
  • State of New Jersey #D109236 (1971-Present)
  • State of New Jersey Specialty License #2289 (1977-Present)
  • State of New Jersey CDA Narcotics #DO61804-01)
  • United States DEA Narcotics #BM2601133, NE Regional Board (1971)

Education

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Advanced Surgical Training in the IMZ Implant System
November 1989

Gothenburg, Sweden
Advanced Surgical Certification in the Brånemark Implant System
April 1988

San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Certification in the Brånemark Implant System
August 1985

Gothenburg, Sweden
Surgical and Prosthetic Training in the Brånemark Implant System
March 1984; April 1988

Washington, DC
Certification in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
June 1982

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
April 1981

Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration

Boston, Massachusetts
Certification in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, M.Sc.D.
National Institute of Health Fellowship for Bone Grafting Research
May 1974

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (with honors)
May 1971 (completed four-year curriculum in three years)

New York, New York
BA
1967

University Teaching affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Postgraduate Continuing Education
1993-Present

for the Postgraduate Periodontal Program Clinical Professor
2016 – Current

Societies

  • Secretary 1991-1995,
  • Vice President 1996, President 1997
  • Education Committee 1998-present
  • Research Committee 1998-present
  • International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants Award Committee 2001-2004

Guest Lecture

University of Naples
Naples, Italy
1997

University of Milan
Milan, Italy
1997

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
1996

University of Miami
Miami, Florida
1995-Present

TMJ Diagnosis and the Clinical Management of Craniofacial Pain

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
1975

Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
Boston, Massachusetts
1974

Fellowships

The Effect of a Variety of Interproximal Cleaning Devices on the Removal of Supragingival Plaque.
1973-1974

The Use of Bone Grafts for the Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease.
1973-1974

The Microvascular Healing of Autogenous Free Gingival Grafts as Compared to Split Thickness Pedicle Grafts.
1969-1971

Publication Boards

Editorial Board (Implantology) of Dear Doctor, Dentistry and Oral Health Patient Education Magazine written by Dental Professionals
2009

Editorial Advisory Board of 3i’s new clinical journal, Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry™ (JIRD)
July 1997-Present

Television Appearances As Dental Expert

  • Italy NBC 10 NewsItaly NBC 10 News
  • Washington Fox News
  • CN8
  • Good Morning America
  • Inside Edition
  • CNBC
  • Dr. Meltzer speaks at a lecture in China

Practice Employment

Voorhees, New Jersey
Private Practice
1988-Present

Stratford, New Jersey
Private Practice
1978-1988

Willingboro, New Jersey
Private Practice
1974-1988

Lynn, Massachusetts
1971-1973

Westmont, New Jersey
1971-1972

Reasearch

Implant Innovations Inc.
West Palm Beach, Florida

1993-Present

W L Gore & Associates
Flagstaff, Arizona

1993-Present

ITI, Straumann
Basel, Switzerland

1994-Present

Patent

 Patent currently licensed to Implant Innovations, West Palm Beach FL
Osseofix System
Biotac System

Publications

 Immediate Implant Placement and Restoration” Dental Learning. September 2013 Volume 21, Issue 5

JIRD( Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry); 2012; Volume 32 Number 5

 The Effects on Immediate Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants. JIRD (Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry); 2009; 1(1):35-41.

Factors Which Can Influence Implant Success. Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health; Spring 2007; 1(1):42.

A Case Presentation. Implants, International Magazine of Oral Implantology; April 2006; 7:20-22.

 Initial Observations and Case Report. Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry; November/December 2005; 17(10):735-740.

Predictable Results Through DIEM™ Guidelines.T, Meltzer A, Porter S. A New Implant Design for Crestal Bone Preservation: Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry; May 2004; 16:1-15.

Published by 3i Implant Innovations, Inc.; December 1999 for 2000.

 An Alternative to Nerve Transposition. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 1997; 17:273-281.

Stabilization and the Avoidance of Micromovement. Dent Implantol Update 1995; 6:45-48.

Microscrews, Microplates, and Reinforcement. Dent Implant Update 1995; 6:53-56.

A Critical Evaluation Based Upon Current Scientific Evidence: Part II. J Dent Soc of So New Jersey 1983; 54:419-422.

A Critical Evaluation Based Upon Current Scientific Evidence. J Dent Soc of So New Jersey 1983; 52:380-385.

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