The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has elected David Cochran, DDS, PhD, as its new president. Dr. Cochran, a board certified periodontist from San Antonio, Texas, has served on the editorial advistory board of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry for the past 5 years.
A past-president of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Dr. Cochran is professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He is an active clinical and science-based researcher.
In addition, the AO has named Stephen Wheeler, DDS, president-elect.