Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Dr Gluckman completed his dental training at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in a general practice he completed a 4-year full time degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, which he completed with distinction. He was intimately involved in the development of the postgraduate diploma in Implantology at both the University of Stellenbosch and later at the University of Western Cape. He is currently in full time private practice in Cape Town and in Part time private practice in the United Kingdom. He is the director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, which is the only institution in South Africa currently providing a complete postgraduate training program in Implantology in South Africa. The Academy provides students with diplomas in implantology from The University of Frankfurt. He has been involved in Implantology training for 16 years.
Dr Gluckman is also the author of a monthly Implantology corner for the South African Dental Journal and is currently president of the South African Society for dental Implantology as well as a member of the Cape Society for Dental Implantology. He is the past secretary of the South African society of Periodontics. He has lectured extensively nationally as well as internationally and is a member of Dentsply / Friadent’s Master Speakers Program.
His special interests are immediate placement/ immediate load as well as soft tissue surgery and autogenous bone augmentation especially bone harvested from the palate.