AO board leadership officially transitioned from Dr. James C. Taylor (left) to Jay P. Malmquist at the Academy’s Annual Business Meeting on March 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.
AO elects Dr. Jay P. Malmquist as 33rd President to lead its global initiatives
Jay P. Malmquist, DMD, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Portland, OR, became the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) newest president at the organization’s Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC.
As the Academy’s 33rd President, Dr. Malmquist succeeds Dr. James C. Taylor from Ottawa, Canada at the helm of AO.
“We have come a very long way with both the Academy and implant dentistry in general. We are focused… we are inclusive… and we are promoting the best care for all in a structured and cohesive organization. My thoughts as I begin this year will be to follow in the footsteps of some our past great leaders. However, we are at a crossroads with many of the issues that all associations face in general. Membership, relevancy, activities and meetings… all are in focus like never before,” said Dr. Malmquist.
Continuing in his address, Dr. Malmquist stated, “It is my goal – and hopefully my Board’s goal – to protect the Academy of Osseointegration’s brand moving forward. We are the premiere organization in implant care and I will do everything I can to assure we maintain our status and presence on the world stage of treatment. I feel strongly that we should be the united voice that speaks for implant care throughout North America as we enter into the controversial areas of specialty recognition, certification and training for every doctor who aspires to use implant care to further the patient’s health.”
“I look forward to a great year. It is an honor to serve you,” he concluded.
As part of AO’s annual business meeting, one new director was elected. Robert R. Lemke, DDS, MD is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon from San Antonio, TX. He holds both DDS and MD degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Lemke has been active in AO since 2005, serving on several committees and on the board of the Osseointegration Foundation.
About Jay P. Malmquist
Jay P Malmquist DMD is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with advanced training and experience with dental implants, bone regeneration, and bone grafting. He has authored numerous articles and several chapters in textbooks on Implants, bone grafting and bone regeneration. Dr. Malmquist also lectures nationally and internationally on implant surgery and bone grafting and has given more than 500 major lectures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The focus of his private practice in Portland, Oregon includes bone grafting, bone regeneration, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Malmquist is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has served as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Malmquist has also distinguished himself as the first Treasurer and first President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons from the Pacific Northwest. He has served on the AO Board of Directors since 2009.