The $50,000 Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery is intended to provide educational and clinical experiences that reflect the most current techniques in implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is considered a key practice area for realizing the specialty's future role in oral health care as outlined in the AAP 2020 Vision: "Our specialty will be known for advancing oral health and well-being through expertise in implants, periodontal medicine and oral plastic surgery."
The AAP Foundation Lazzara Fellowship provides a stipend for the Fellow as well as funds to offset the hosting institution's overhead and administrative costs. The Lazzara Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship that must take place at the institution where the candidate is completing his/her training.
Application for the Fellowship is made jointly by a student in his/her third year of an accredited periodontal post-doctoral training program in the United States and by the student's periodontal program director.
Other RestrictionsAny third-year student in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program.
The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2690
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256