Alfred Heller, DDS, M. S., has placed more than 20,000 implants since 1969. He earned his DDS (1962) and M. S. (1974) from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He also served on the Admissions and Credentials Board of AAID for seven years. In 1980, he founded the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). He is Board Certified in Oral Implantology by the American Board of Oral Implantology. Additionally, Dr. Heller has served as President of the American Board of Oral Implantology(ABOI).
The Midwest Implant Institute (MII) is built on a foundation of presenting material from introduction level to the most advanced in implant surgery and related prosthetics, all while the students perform surgery on their own patients. Over 1000 Externs of MII have continued to bring their own patients to perform live surgery. Dr. Heller has lectured on topics regarding all aspects of implant dentistry for over 30 years within the institute and for multiple other implant oriented organizations in all corners of the United States of America.
Dr. Heller's participation with implant research has enabled him to advance and develop the field of implant surgery. Dr. Heller has completed two FDA studies associated with dental implants and bone grafting materials. Dr. Heller has taught hands-on dental implant surgery post-graduate courses in eight American dental colleges. He and the Midwest Implant Faculty teach all different implant modalities as Dr. Heller believes that, "Bone dictates the type of implant to be used that will best serve the patient."
Dr. Heller is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Dentistry (1988). He completed his prosthodontics residency at The Medical College of Virginia (1990) and completed his hospital based implant residency/graduate training at Loma Linden University, CA in 1997.
Dr. Heller currently serves as Co-Director of the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). The Midwest Implant Institute helped seven Dental Schools develop their dental implant program and has taught thousands of doctors to become dental implant surgeons. Dr. Heller has trained these doctors in the hands-on externship of the Midwest Implant Institute, providing individualized surgical instruction to the doctor and their staff.
Since 1997, he has taught and surgically performed numerous courses ranging from implant placement to advanced bone grafting, lateral nerve repositioning, sinus elevation and numerous other surgical procedures. He continues to lecture on a national scale for multiple organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry(AAID) and Rutkowski Seminars.
Dr. Heller has extensive experience with dental implants, having placed more than 8,000. A noted author and speaker, he has lectured on dental implants both nationally and internationally. Dr. Heller maintains a private practice oriented to implant surgery and related prosthetics for nearly 25 years. He believes that the patient is the purpose of his restorative practice. Up-front discussion with patients about their treatment plan and fees standardize Dr. Rob’s practice and further his goal to provide the highest possible quality of dental care.
Dr. Eric Nunnally is a Louisville native. In 1999, he received his degree in Dental Laboratory Technology from BCTC, and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Eric Nunnally worked in the dental lab field for years and received his CDT (certification in dental technology) and TE (international technologist certification). After 15 years of working in the laboratory field, he decided to return to school to pursue his love of patient care. He graduated with his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville.
Dr. Eric Nunnally has a unique skillset, having worked for many years in the laboratory field, before becoming a dentist. He is dedicated to serving his patients with a high level of knowledge about dental prosthetics. He has been published in dental publications dozens of times and serves as a liaison between the dental and dental laboratory industries.
Dr. Eric has a true passion for dental implants, and has received extensive training in the placement and restoring of dental implants. He dedicates himself to providing the top level of implant services from diagnostics to surgery and final prosthetics. He is a fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute and has been invited to train dentists in dental implants internationally. He dedicates a large amount of time every year to education and training to ensure he continues to perform dental implant work at the highest level and uses the absolute best of techniques and equipment.
In his spare time Dr. Eric loves to play golf, cycle, and is a huge fan of UofL sports. Dr. Mary Kathryn and Dr. Eric have been married since 2009 and have two beautiful children, Stone and Scarlett. They are a very active family and love to go on trail walks, traveling, and going to the movies with the kids.
Dr. Thomas Bilski received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1984. He then earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry in 1988. Dr. Bilski followed by completing training of the Conscious IV Sedation Program at the Miami Valley Hospital in 1993.
Dr. Bilski is the Co-Director of the Midwest Implant Institute. Additionally, he is a graduate and a Honored Fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute. He is an American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) member and is recognized by International Association of Dentists being included into Leading Physicians of the World 2014-2015; inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Bilski is published in numerous articles and is a lecturer/Key Opinion Leader, Luminary Status, in organizations such as Center for Oral and Systemic Health and multiple implant based companies. He has trained in numerous surgical and restorative programs, such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique, (PST…trained by Dr. John Chao). Dr. Bilski is a licensed international provider (one of 500 doctors in the world trained and licensed to provide the PST surgery as a non cutting and suturing surgical technique). Trudenta, Migraine and Mandibular-sensory rehabilitation, Carolinas Periodantal Plastic Surgery, Provánce Composite Veneers (Lead Clinical Director) and many others.
For over 27 years, Dr. Bilski has maintained a implant and cosmetic restorative based practice that encases simple and complex aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Rutkowski is originally from Meadville, PA. He graduated from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1976 and a PhD in Pharmacology from Duquesne University in 2008.
Dr. Rutkowski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) and a Past-President of the ABOI/ID. He lectures internationally on bone grafting, surgical anatomy for implant dentistry, pharmacology, and sedation techniques. Dr. Rutkowski has maintained a dental implant practice in Clarion, Pennsylvania for 31 years, where he passionately restores his patients’ ability to chew and smile with confidence.
2012 Isaih Lew Research Award Recipient
The Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award is presented by the AAID Foundation to one individual each year who has contributed significantly to research in implant dentistry. Dr. Lew was a founding member of the AAID and served as its president and the editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
2009 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award Recipient
The Gershkoff Award (now Gershkoff-Goldberg Award) is presented by the AAID Past Presidents’ Council to one individual each year who exemplifies the commitment by Aaron Gershkoff and Norman Goldberg to implant dentistry. Dr. Gershkoff and Dr. Goldberg were cofounders and initial presidents of the AAID.