After celebrating 25 years as a not-for-profit teaching institution, AIID has evolved into an industry-leading think tank with global outreach, pioneering new concepts and methodological approaches in implant dentistry. We are proud to be in a position to empower thousands of oral surgeons and implantologists to become a better version of themselves.

At the American Institute of Implant Dentistry Think Tank, we know that technology and clinical knowledge in implant dentistry is constantly evolving; implant therapy is not a static process. Everyday, we work to shape and elevate the conversation surrounding the future of implant dentistry, particularly in response to recent dramatic changes in the market.

We believe that an educated team is a successful team.


AIID is now recognized worldwide for its know-how and being one of the pioneering institutions to introduce implant treatment protocols. While empowering oral surgeons and dentists to offer the best clinical practices to their patients, we decided to offer our expertise to those patients who are considering implant treatment, especially those who need complex full mouth treatment. The main driver behind establishing AIID clinical serving is, “Your dentists may have benefited from our expertise. Why shouldn’t you?”

AIID has an internationally recognized and referenced multidisciplinary team composed of highly qualified dentists. With more than two decades of knowledge and research, our experience allows the resolution of complex cases.

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Olulo Consulting has been built upon the strengths and resources of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry (AIID) Think Tank. Its mission is to help oral surgeons and implantologists leverage digital technology to compete in the new era of implant dentistry. Oral surgeons and implantologists should reimagine how to maximize productivity, and competitiveness in the digital age of implant dentistry.
We are using open innovation and knowledge brokering to bring the best practices from other industries to implant dentistry. Our goal is introducing new digital methodologies custom-tailored to oral surgeons and implantologists. AIID Think Tank and Olulo Consulting team were the first group to argue that digital transformation is an HR problem not a technological challenge.

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Dr. Ivory Hancock, DMD

General Dentist

I thoroughly enjoyed taking ‘The Essentials of Suturing Techniques & Tissue Engineering Concepts’. The instructor, Dr. Nicola De Angelis, was highly committed to engaging everyone in the course and the hands on portion gave me the confidence that I could implement the systems/techniques in my practice immediately!

Dr. Lane Freeman, DDS

General Dentist

AIID has been instrumental in allowing me to integrate implant dentistry into my practice. The courses offered by AIID are excellent, and their support staff are prompt and helpful. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Dr. Paola Annoni Patel, DDS

General Dentist

I have taken several AIID courses and have found them all to be quite valuable. The information I’ve learned has not only helped my practical skills, through several hands-on demonstrations, but also given me ideas and inspiration on ways to advance my practice. Dr. Shafie and his staff always ensure a first-class experience and do an excellent job at connecting you with the right people to help you become more effective and efficient, both as a practitioner and as a business. I highly recommend AIID’s courses and am looking forward to continuing to attend more in the future!

Dr. John M. Wise, DDS, MS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

My introduction to AIID came through attending a ‘TeethXpress’ course at which time I became a member of AIID. Now after attending the ‘Utilizing Piezo Surgery Technology for Implant Site Preparation’ course, I have experienced the real value of membership in AIID. The courses given are top notch in content, presentation and class setting. I have spent much more to receive much less value from other learning centers around the country.