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Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha of Dyer, IN Becomes a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha has a practice limited to Dental Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry. In May he was credentialed to become a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) the goal of ICOI is to encourage collaboration and communication among the top dental professionals in the world placing dental and restoring implants and dental implants and oral biology research. Dr. Atcha has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 5 years. He has been credentialed through extensive written and oral examination and presenting and defending his challenging cases to the Board of ICOI to become a Diplomat of the ICOI shortly after becoming a fellow in 2007. "That is a great accomplishment in itself," mentions Dr. Ken Judy the president of the ICOI. Dyer, IN (PRWEB) May 27, 2009 -- Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha was awarded his Diplomat status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) on May 8, 2009. The awarding to Diplomat status is the highest honor a professional society such as the ICOI can bestow on a dental professional involved in oral implantology. Nominees for Diplomat come from two sources: ICOI Vice Presidents may nominate such individuals for approval by the Board of Directors and the Diplomat Committee. Such candidates are chosen from amongst those who have most significantly contributed to the art and science of oral implantology. The ICOI also conducts a Diplomat program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Diplomat status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience and have to go through an extensive credentialing process by the ICOI Board. All Diplomats of the ICOI may designate "D.I.C.O.I." after their names. Currently, there are only 380 dentists and physicians out of 12,000 active members worldwide in 89 countries who have reached Diplomat status recognizing these health care practitioners with the highest honor organized dentistry can bestow in the rapidly emerging sub-specialty of oral implantology. "This Diplomat distinction that has been reached by less than 4% of all current ICOI members," states Dr. Ken Judy. The ICOI was founded in 1972 and has 12,000 members worldwide in 89 counties. It is the world's largest dental implant organization, as well as the world's largest provider of continuing dental implant education. The organization is devoted to providing implant education to the dental industry in order to better serve patients. I'm proud of my ICOI distinction," says Dr. Atcha. "I'm committed to not only oral health and dental preservation, but I also want to ensure that people feel good about themselves by giving them a beautiful smile. Implant technology has come a long way and this distinction reinforces my commitment and passion to provide patients with only the best in dental comfort and care." Dr. Atcha will be formally recognized as a Diplomat at the ICOI symposium in Philadelphia on May 8, 2009. Dr. Atcha was honored to be invited stating, "It is a privilege to have earned the respect of the finest dental surgeons, implantologists, dentists, and scholars in our field. It's even more exciting to see the progress and advances that have become available to my patients that were unheard of 10 years ago. It is an amazing service for my patients, and I am looking forward to getting more involved with the ICOI." Dr. Irfan Atcha maintains a private dental practice limited to Dental Implants placement and restoration and advanced IV Sedation in Dyer, IN. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He has completed extensive post-graduate training in Dental implants surgical and prosthetic components. He also has extensive training in Advanced Anesthesia techniques for his patients comfort to rescue the dentally disabled and the disastrous. He has completed over 1000 hours of advanced CE over the last 2 years in Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry to stay on the cutting edge techniques. He also is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI). His office tries to recreate a spa-like atmosphere and his services include Sedation, Implant, and Cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, TMJ dysfunction treatment, laser dentistry, fluorescent oral cancer screenings, and digital radiography including a digital CT scanner for exceptional patient care. His office is online on Facebook and the office website is: http// His office phone number is 888-416-4109.



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