Dr. Kirk A. Kalogiannis received his Bachelor's in Biology from Rutgers University and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors from Boston University. He then completed a residency in advanced educational training in the field of Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Implants, and Reconstructive Dental Medicine and received a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Kalogiannis is one of a handful in the country to be presented the prestigious Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Board Certified by the American Board of General Dentistry (ABGD), Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (FAAID), Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics (FIADFE), and a Diplomate and Board Certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology (DABOI).
Dr. Kalogiannis is diversified and well trained and involved in areas of Civilian, Military and Academia. Not only an advanced dentist but, a trained Implantologist, Professor in Dentistry, and Military Officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.
He is a Fellow in Oral Implantology and Bone Grafting from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Dr. Kalogiannis recently completed and passed the written and oral board exam toward his status as a Diplomate and Board Certified in the American Board of Oral Implantology. He was a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University and is currently the Director of Park Ave Center for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry. He is a Faculty at the Englewood Dental Implant Learning Center and the Zimmer Institute. He volunteers time to the Donated Dental Service, a charitable and humanitarian organization which helps disabled, medically compromised, and elderly people who need reconstructive dental care. Dr. Kalogiannis was also trained by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in the field of Aerospace Forensic Pathology. He received certificates of recognition and commendations from the City of New York, Office of Chief Medical Examiner and from U.S. House of Representatives for his outstanding service and extraordinary, unselfish effort as a member of the Dental Identification Unit whose responsibility it was to identify the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack at the World Trade Center and the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.
Dr. Kalogiannis is also a recipient of the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry's Service Award for his 10 years of dedicated service to the university. More recently he he has lectured on implantology in the area of restoring the edentulous mandible utilizing Laser Assembled Titanium Technology to fabricate a Titanium Superstructure. He is a member of the American Board of General Dentistry, World Academy of Radiosurgery, Harvard University Professional Development Program, American Academy of Implant Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologist, Academy of Dental Therapeutics, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Forensic Dentists, and American Society of Forensic Odontology. Dr. Kalogiannis has been in private practice since 1992 and is licensed to practice in NY, NJ, FL, and MA. He was born and raised in Manhattan.
ABGD - American Board of General Dentistry. Board Certified general dentists set the standard for excellence through their extensive training in all aspects of dentistry. This training expands beyond dental school, in residencies and other post-doctoral dental graduate programs. Board Certification is awarded only after completion of a series of written, clinical, and oral examinations.
Board Certified general dentists are knowledgeable in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating the many different oral conditions and diseases. In addition, they can perform exceptional cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
For optimum oral, as well as overall health, call and schedule an appointment today to visit a Board Certified general dentist for a complete evaluation.
To become board certified, doctors must pass a very challenging written and oral examination and are required to complete the three stages: qualified, eligible, and certified. Only 350 dentists worldwide are board certified. Dr. Kalogiannis has undergone many hours of advanced training:
FAGD - Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry - According to the Academy, an FAGD "has been recognized by other dentists as a leader who is committed to quality patient care through continuing dental education." An FAGD dentist must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits, pass a comprehensive examination and must also be a an active member of the Academy.
AGD - A dentist who belongs to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is one of 35,000 dentists dedicated to continuing their dental education to provide the best possible care to their patients.
An AGD Dentist: -Must complete 75 hours of continuing dental education every three years -Is educated and trained in all areas related to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a patient's oral health. -Is up to date on the latest procedures and technologies. -Is dedicated to educating and enabling you to make the most informed dental health choices.
AAID - (American Academy of Implant Dentistry is the oldest implant organization in the world):
The AAID has over 5,000 members worldwide. Its illustrious membership includes doctors and surgeons who are leaders and educators world wide and who perform both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of implant and osseous augmenting procedures. The AAID, publishes the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI), a leading global medical and dental journal that publishes new medical research and review articles that encompasses the latest advancement in clinical and scientific research data. The AAID members are encouraged to undergo a lengthy and rigorous credentialing examination to become a FELLOW (FAAID). Educational requirements are 700 hours of continuing education in the science and clinical aspects of implant dentistry. It also includes internal medicine, anatomy, histology, pathology, pharmacology, bone physiology, immunology, radiology, and dental materials. This course and program sets establish a great proficiency of the skill and knowledge of the implant surgeon at the highest level. The AAID is the sponsoring organization of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry, the only board which awards the Diplomate and Specialty credential. All Fellows must attend yearly the AAID Annual Conferences.
ABOI - American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant dentistry. This is the next superior level as an dental implant surgeon. The Diplomat status symbolizes that the doctor has distinguished himself to be committed to the highest level of competence in the field implant dentistry and surgery.
FIADFE - In Recognition of services and devotion to the advancement of the various arts of esthetics in dentistry and medicine.