Dr. Shankar Iyer

Dr. Shankar Iyer

Profile Description

Dr Iyer graduated with honors from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1994 and went on to pursue graduate studies in Prosthodontics from the same University. He taught as a clinical Assistant Professor for several years at NYU’s department of Post Graduate Prosthodontics. Currently he holds two appointments in the departments of Periodontics and Prosthodontics at Rutgers’ University Dental School, New Jersey. Dr. Iyer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has lectured in over 30 countries and presented at over 150 symposia in Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and mentors graduate residents to present posters and table clinics. Dr. Iyer is uniquely qualified to perform both the surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry.

His patients come from all over the world maintaining his patient base for over 20 years. Besides teaching and training dentists in the United States, Dr. Iyer has taught and trained over 3000 dentists all across the globe. He is the Director of the prestigious AAID Implant Maxicourse held in Asia with centers in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Bangalore and Sri Lanka. He co-directs these courses in Las Vegas and at Rutgers, New Jersey. Dr. Iyer was inducted as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and has Fellowships in reputed organizations such as the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists, and the Dental Facial Esthetics Academy. Patients attest to Dr. Iyer’s skills and abilities due to his objective approaches in treatment planning.

His treatment recommendations are based on accurate diagnosis and a thorough evaluation of his patient’s needs. His customized and personalized plans are all evidence-based and provides for contingencies. Dr. Iyer is always available for second opinions and he does not believe in single concept-based treatments. “America’s Top Dentists” is an award that Dr. Iyer consistently receives from the Consumer Research Council of America and NJ top docs. His services for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry earned him the recognition as an “Honored Fellow”. He currently holds the position of Secretary for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and regularly participates in volunteering for the Annual Meetings of the Academy as a Scientific Chair. Positions held by Dr Iyer to mention the few are

Past President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Course Director: Implant Mini-Residency, New Jersey
Course Director: AAID – Implant Maxicourse, Asia (Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kuwait, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Co-Director AAID – Implant Maxicourses Las Vegas, New Jersey, Egypt, Malta, Roseman University, Nova South Eastern Univ.
Course Director: Implant Mini Residency – Kandy, Sri Lanka

President: Smile USA, Centerfor Reconstructive Dentistry, New Jersey
Director: Jersey Smiles, New Jersey
Director: Smile USA Foundation – Charitable Non for profit organization
Director: The Centerfor Educational Excellence, New Jersey

Editorial Board – Journal of Oral Implantology
Program Chair–2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021 AAID Annual Meetings
Editor-in-Chief – International Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry
Clinical Asst. professor: Implant Fellowship program, UMDNJ, New Jersey
Clinical Asst. Professor – Department of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, UMDNJ
Hon. Visiting Faculty: Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
Visiting Faculty: PG Prosthodontics, New York University, New York
Associate Professor: Ludes University, Malta

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