Dr. Michael Block graduated from the University of Rochester in 1975, attaining a BA in Biology and a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He completed his dental training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1979, receiving his DMD. cum laude in a special field. He completed his residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the LSU School of Dentistry in 1983. 

In today’s episode, Dr. Michael S. Block discusses with Dr. Eric Block about innovations in implant dentistry. He discusses vertical augmentation and the use of dynamic navigation for implants and how it helps to reduce stress in dentists. Dr. Block also discusses future innovations in implants. Finally, he provides valuable advice to young dental professionals and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Block is the editor-in-chief of five textbooks on dental implants, Endosseous Implants for Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Implants in Dentistry, Color Atlas of Dental Implant Surgery: the 4th edition was published in 2015. He is the Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration and has been program chairman for three of their annual programs. Dr. Block serves on the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Committee on Continuing Education as Chairman of the subcommittee on dental implants.

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:36 – Introducing our guest, Dr. Michael S. Block
  • 00:04:03 – How did Dr.Block get into dentistry?
  • 00:04:35 – What sparked Dr. Block’s interest in Oral Surgery and Implants?
  • 00:05:55 – Dr. Michael Block talks about his research
  • 00:06:43 – Is vertical augmentation improving?
  • 00:08:03 – Dr. Michael Block and his use of dynamic navigation for implants
  • 00:13:57 – Does using the dynamic navigation technique help reduce the dentist’s stress levels?
  • 00:16:34 – Dr. Michael Block talks about future innovations in implants
  • 00:19:42 – Dr. Block’s advice to young dental professionals and entrepreneurs

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