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Local dentist earns associate fellowship in national academy

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CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's 2013 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23-26 in Phoenix, Ariz., Paul Falvey, DDS of Grass Valley, was recognized as an associate fellow of the academy. As one of 618 dentists who hold this distinguished membership, Dr. Falvey is one of the leading experts in implant care. He maintains a dental practice in Grass Valley.

To qualify for associate fellowship, Dr. Falvey completed a minimum of 300 hours of post-doctoral instruction in implant dentistry, performed implant cases and passed the academy's associate fellow examination. This examination, which is conducted by an expert panel of implant dentists, included a written examination, a series of oral examinations and defense of three implant cases that he had completed.

The examination process measured Dr. Falvey's clinical proficiency in surgical and prosthetic dental implant techniques, in-depth knowledge of dental implants and commitment to excellence in implant dental practice and to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's standards for ethics and patient welfare. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry is the oldest professional organization in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of the implant field. Its more than 4,300 members include general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists. The academy's associate fellow and fellow credentials are a testament to excellence in implant dentistry.

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