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Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

Dr. Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

Dr Gluckman is an internationally renowned dental practitioner, implantologist, author and lecturer who has been in the industry for nearly three decades.

After completing his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in 1990, he spent a few years in general practice before taking on a four-year degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch, which he completed with Distinction (Cum Laude).

Eager to shape the industry and help others expand their knowledge, Dr Gluckman became instrumental in the development of the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape’s postgraduate Implantology Diploma.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Dr Gluckman recently completed his PhD titled “Partial Extraction Therapy: Past, Present and Future” passing Summa Cum Laude at the University of Szeged in Hungary, under the supervision of Professor Katalin Nagy.

A passion for implant training and enhancing the talents of dental professionals across the world

In addition to running his full-time private practice in Cape Town, Dr Gluckman is also the co-founder and director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy (IAA). To date, it’s the only private postgraduate training facility of its kind. Over the last 15 years, the Implant and Aesthetic Academy has grown to become an internationally renowned institution that offers various accredited postgraduate dental courses throughout the year. What’s more, The IAA is recognised by Dentalxp as an accredited training facility for their online externship certificate programmes. He also serves as one of the IAA’s senior lecturers.

Expertise and special interests
Dr Gluckman specialises in immediate implant placement/immediate load, soft tissue aesthetics and periodontal plastic surgery. He also has a special interest in autogenous bone augmentation, especially bone harvested from the palate (a new technique that was published on by Dr Gluckman in 2015), and three-dimensional bone augmentation.

Furthermore, he is an expert in and thought leader on Partial Extraction Therapy, including Socket Shield, Pontic Shield (a procedure he developed and published on in 2016) and Submerged Root Technique (the topic for which he achieved his PhD).

Other notable achievements and career highlights:

  • Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Previous author of a monthly Implantology corner for the South African Dental Journal
  • Past President of the South African Society for Dental Implantology
  • Board member of the Southern African Association of O sseointegration (SAAO)
  • Served as the secretary of the South African Society of P eriodontics (SASPIO)
  • Associate of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of South Africa
  • On the experts’ panel of the international educational website DentalXP
  • On the DentalXP scientific board

Editorial Boards:
  • On the editorial board of the South African Dental Journal
  • On the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Prosthodontics
  • On the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • On the editorial board of the Fogorvoski Szemle (Hungarian Journal of Dentistry)
  • On the editorial advisory board of Compendium (as of January 1st, 2022)
  • On the editorial board of The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (as of January 1st, 2022)

The Academy Howard Gluckman

Clinic Information

39 Kloof Street Gardens
Cape Town,

Phone: +27 79 814 4441

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