Dr. Carl Misch receives ADA Distinguished Service Award

Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD, has received the ADA's 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

He developed the Misch Bone Density Classification and the Misch Key Implant Positions for diagnosis and treatment planning. In 1984, Dr. Misch founded the Misch Implant Institute, which he directs in Birmingham, MI. He has been awarded 14 patents related to implant dentistry and is a co-inventor of the BioHorizons Maestro dental implant system.

Dr. Misch was a clinical professor in the department of periodontology and oral implantology and the director of oral implantology in the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, according to the ADA. He served on the board of trustees at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he is also an adjunct professor in the department of prosthodontics. Dr. Misch was an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in the department of periodontics/geriatrics and an adjunct professor at the School of Engineering in the department of biomechanics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He was the director of the Oral Implantology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1989 to 1996.

Dr. Misch maintained a private practice as an implant surgeon and related prosthetics for more than 30 years. After having brain cancer surgery, he has retired from practice.

Dr. Misch has written more than 250 scientific articles and six books, including Contemporary Implant Dentistry, which was translated into nine languages.

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