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Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI

Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 20 years and has lectured in every major city in the United States as well as internationally in Saudi Arabia, UK,  India, Argentina, Taiwan, South Korea, Jamaica, Antigua, China and the Bahamas. These lecture topics have included treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography and surgical guides, hygienic maintenance, management of complications and failures. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants and where they also teach a live surgery course. Dr. Ferguson has mentored over 100 doctors on all phases of implant dentistry by traveling to their offices to give them and their staff personalized training. This training has included sedation techniques, sterile protocol, patient management etc. Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in implementing implant training programs and hands on bone grafting courses which have been attended by thousands of dentists.


  • BS (Microbiology) University of Florida 1989

  • DMD University of Florida College of Dentistry 1993

  • Residency University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Implant training University of Miami

  • Private practice FL since 1993

  • Visiting faculty University of Miami General Practice Residency 1994 - Present

  • Clinical Assistant Professor University of Florida

  • Instructor – Hands on Advanced Bone Grafting with Cadavers 1994 - 2007

  • Co-Director of numerous Implant Training Programs 2002-2007

  • Director of Implant Educators Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Implant Training Program  

Organizations & Awards 

  • Diplomate American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

  • Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  • Fellow and Diplomate - The International College of Oral Implantologists

  • Member Academy of General Dentistry 

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