Professor Cemal Ucer took over the Presidency of the ADI at the association’s AGM on Saturday 12 November 2011.
Cemal has been an active member of the ADI Board since 2005 as its North West representative and leader of the ADI’s mentor training course at Salford University.
He has authored the Foundation Course for Ark – the ADI’s online education resource – and is chairman of its editorial board.
Cemal, a specialist oral surgeon, is the clinical lead of the Diploma/MSc Programme in Implant Dentistry at the School of Health Care Professions of University of Salford and a member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry of the RCSEd.
His current clinical research interests include immediate implant placement and the effect of bone density on success of implant treatment.
He is a member of a research team at University of Salford, which received a substantial MRC grant for the investigation of use of laser technology for the assessment of bone density. Academically, he has gained European recognition for his work in the development of a new framework for teaching and assessment of clinical competencies in implantology.
He is a co-author of the consensus paper produced by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) as part of the first Pan-European collaboration between EU Universities to establish common training and assessment standards in dental implantology.
Cemal is looking forward to working with the newly elected board over the next two years to steer the ADI through many challenges and exciting new projects.
He is also looking forward to working with the members and younger colleagues whose participation on a local and national level will be crucial for the future of the ADI and implantology in the UK.