The Generational Shift: Five Things Dentists Need to Know About the Changing Implant Patient
Dr. Lyndon Cooper D.D.S., Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago. He previously served as Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There he led Prosthodontists in the innovative use of digital technology, promoted the careful use of dental implants and digital technology in tooth replacement, and fostered a contemporary research environment. Dr. Cooper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and served as the 2010 President of the American College of Prosthodontists and later he served as the Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation. He received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award, the IADR’s 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology, the IADR/AO Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award, and the 2016 Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists’ Schweitzer Award for Research. Dr. Cooper’s basic and clinical research has been presented nationally and internationally and in over 170 peer-reviewed publications . Dr. Cooper’s practice is focused on the replacement of missing teeth and complex dental reconstruction involving both teeth and implants.