Dr. Leonard Linkow, Father of Implant Dentistry, Dies

The person known as the “Father of Dental Implants”, Dr. Leonard Linkow, passed away on January 26, 2017. He was 90 years old.

Dr. Linkow was a giant in the field of dentistry, helping to innovate various forms of implants, including the hex design relevant to root form implant prostheses. He published 18 books and numerous scholarly publications, and even (before his dental career), considered a career in Major League Baseball, and was a radio operator for the United States Army!

Read more about his life and career at the following link:

http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2017-archive/january/father-of-implant-dentistry-dies-at-age-of-90