Dr. Allan Acton of Cary Family Dental Receives International Oral Implantology Award
Dentist’s advanced studies and work in oral implantology earn him distinction in implant field
CARY, NC – January 27, 2009 – Cary Family Dental is pleased to announce that Dr. Allan Acton has received a Fellowship Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The ICOI was founded in 1972 and has 12,000 members worldwide in 89 countries. It is the world’s largest dental implant organization, as well as the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education. The organization is devoted to providing implant education to the dental industry in order to better serve patients.
The awarding of Fellowship status is one of the highest honors a professional society, such as the ICOI, can bestow on a dental professional involved in oral implantology. Nominees achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experiences. All Fellows of the ICOI may designate “FICOI” after their names. In the United States, there are currently 2,582 active Fellows in the ICOI.
Dr. Acton is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and completed his advanced dental education residency at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Last year, Dr. Acton graduated with honors from The Hornbrook Group’s distinguished national training program. He also completed training on the DuraTHIN veneer and is currently only one of four dentists in North Carolina certified to provide DuraTHIN veneers, with Dr. Acton being the only dentist certified in the Triangle and central North Carolina area. In late 2007, Dr. Acton completed a nine-month implant continuum (216 hours) taught by the Triangle Dental Institute in Research Triangle Park, NC.
“I’m proud of my ICOI distinction,” says Dr. Acton. “I’m committed to not only oral health and dental preservation, but I also want to ensure that people feel good about themselves by giving them a beautiful smile. Implant technology has come a long way and this distinction reinforces my commitment and passion to provide patients with only the best in dental comfort and care.” Dr. Acton will be formally recognized at the ICOI symposium in Vancouver, Canada in August.
The ICOI is a tax-exempt, non-profit, dental educational organization. It is dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide. The ICOI has public information programs and publishes a quarterly journal and magazine. It conducts numerous scientific symposia each year and supports research through its Implant Dentistry Research and Education Foundation (IDREF). More information about the organization can be found on their website at www.icoi.org.
About Cary Family Dental
Cary Family Dental is located near the corner of Kilmayne Drive and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, NC and provides a trusted tradition of personalized, comfortable, and affordable care. Dr. Allan Acton has trained extensively and offers comprehensive cosmetic and family dental care in Invisalign, veneers, implants, dentures, emergency care, fillings, crowns, root canals and periodontal therapy. Dr. Acton was voted Best Cosmetic Dentist in western Wake County by Cary Magazine in 2008 and 2009. Cary Family Dental serves families in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas. For more information, call (919) 460-6884 or visit www.carydental.com.
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