GDIA Fellowship is established by the Board of GDIA Credentialing Committee to pursue our core values, “to strive for excellence in Implant Dentistry and to better serve the community”. By acquiring the basic eligibility requirements for GDIA Fellowship, each applicant demonstrates that learning is not a light task, but a lifelong exercise.

Maintaining the core value as a lifelong discipline requires the collaboration of like-minded professionals who are committed to sharing the highest level of meaningful education in implant dentistry. Members of Board of GDIA Credentialing Committee will help you be involved with many dedicated clinicians and become the leader and expert in implant dentistry.


  1. GDIA Community Membership
    1. An Active GDIA member in good standing
  2. Submit TEN (10) completed implant cases, including restoration
    1. Each completed case, regardless of the number of implants, counts as one case.
    2. Full mouth reconstructive surgery and restoration may be submitted as two separate cases; surgical part & restorative part.
    3. All cases must include Pre- & Post-operative x-rays and clinical photographs of final cases. Please submit as much data as possible, documents such as pre-clinical, surgical, post-clinical photographs and/or radiographs, CT scans, treatment planning, dental laboratory reports, and patient consent forms.
    4. Please complete the Case Presentation data in Powerpoint, Keynote, or PDF format. (Case Presentation Form may be found separately in the Fellowship application form)
  3. Total of ONE hundred (100) hours of Continuing Education Units
    1. [Required] Minimum of 50 CEUs (50 hours) is required prior to applying for GDIA Fellowship Program
      1. Participate in GDIA 101 and/or GDIA 201
        • GDIA 101: GDIA Live-Patient Surgical Training Program (28CEUs)
        • GDIA 201: GDIA Live-Patient Surgical Training Program (34CEUs)
      2. Participate in Hands-On Workshops
        • Minimum 7 hours of participation in any curriculum (7CEUs)
    2. Additional Implant Education
      1. Provide documentations of completion of 50 CEUs (50 hours) or more in ANY implant education within past five (5) years
  4. Additional materials
    1. Submit up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  5. Oral Presentation
    1. ONE(1) Oral Presentation at Fellowship Ceremony; Oral Presentation is based on one of 10 Case Presentations
  6. Ceremony Participation
    1. Participation in ONE(1) of the following GDIA affiliated conferences
      1. GDIA Fellowship Summit
      2. GDIA Symposium
      3. GDIA Affiliated Conferences
Fellowship Application Fee: $450 (USD)
The application fee must accompany every application required for Fellowship and is paid at the time the application is submitted. The fee covers a portion of the cost of reviewing and processing the application and is not refundable. No application will be processed without the payment.
Application Deadline
Completed application may be submitted 12 weeks prior to the date of Fellowship Ceremony.
Award Date
Fellowship is awarded at our Fellowship Ceremony, which is held once every year at either our GDIA Fellowship Summit or GDIA Symposium. This year, the first Fellowship Ceremony will be on June 2-3, 2018 during our GDIA USA Symposium. Award date will be announced 6 months prior to the Ceremony.
Fellowship Maintenance Requirement
  1. A GDIA Fellow is required to maintain GDIA Membership and is required to attend at least ONE (1) GDIA Symposium or GDIA Fellowship Summit every THREE (3) years.
  2. A GDIA Fellow is required to maintain 100 CEUs (100 hours) or more of implant education in FIVE (5) years after becoming a GDIA Fellow.

GDIA Membership & Credentialing Department

Cameron Torabi, DDS, MICOI, FICOI, FCII
Chair, GDIA Credentialing Committee

Tony Daher, DDS, MSEd, FACP
Co-Director, Global Dental Implant Academy

Arash Hakhamian, DDS
Chair, GDIA Membership Committee

Ellie Kim
Manager, Continuing Education Program

Jin Y. Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD
Co-Director, Global Dental Implant Academy

Sun Kim
Manager, Communication & Marketing