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Richard A. Borgner, DDS

Richard A. Borgner, DDS, received a B.A. degree in chemistry in 1964 from Walsh University in northern Ohio. He graduated with a triple major in chemistry, mathematics, and biology. He attended graduate school at Akron University studying advanced inorganic chemistry and human genetics, before teaching high school chemistry, biology, and mathematics in Florida and Ohio. In 1968, he entered Case Western University School of Dentistry and received his dental degree in 1972. After having placed his first dental implant in 1974, he has had a special interest in implant dentistry for nearly 40 years. He completed his post graduate training in oral implant reconstruction at Harvard University, Brookdale Medical Center (New York), and Medical College of Georgia (Augusta). Subsequently, he completed a four year hospital based residency in oral implantology through Loma Linda University. After completion of this program he became Clinical Director of the off campus hospital training programs. He has been a member of numerous professional organizations, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, and Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Borgner was a member of the test construction committee for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) whose responsibility was to construct the Associate Fellow and Fellow written exams. In addition, he was an examiner for the AAID Associate Fellow and Fellow oral exams for two consecutive three year terms. Dr. Borgner, now retired from active practice, maintained an active restorative and surgical practice in Clearwater, Florida. He routinely gives seminars to other professionals in implant procedures, and has lectured at major meetings throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Dr. Borgner has published numerous articles on implant procedures and practice management in professional journals. He has carried out research on immediate loading of dental implants, the comparison of different graft materials for use in sinus augmentation, and the efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) when added to allografts.