Prof Howard Gluckman is an internationally renowned dental practitioner, implantologist, author, and lecturer. In addition to running his full-time private practice in Cape Town, Howard is also the co-founder and director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy (IAA) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.
After completing his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in 1990, Howard spent a few years in general practice. He then took on a four-year degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch, which he completed with Distinction (Cum Laude). Eager to shape the industry and help others expand their knowledge, Howard became instrumental in developing the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape’s postgraduate Implantology Diploma. Not one to rest on his laurels, Howard completed his PhD. Summa Cum Laude at the University of Szeged in Hungary, supervised by Professor Katalin Nagy.
Howard specialises in Immediate Implant Placement/Immediate Load, Soft Tissue Aesthetics, and Periodontal Plastic Surgery. He also has a special interest in autogenous bone augmentation, especially bone harvested from the palate (a new technique he published in 2015). Howard also specialises in three-dimensional bone augmentation.
In addition, Howard is an expert in and thought-leader on Partial Extraction Therapy. His expertise includes Socket Shield, Pontic Shield (a procedure he developed and published in 2016), and Submerged Root Technique (the topic for which he achieved his PhD).
Howard has achieved numerous career milestones, including serving as the South African Society of Periodontics (SASPIO) secretary, Past President of the South African Society for Dental Implantology, Associate of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of South Africa, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, Howard is a member of several committees, including the DentalXP scientific board and the Southern African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO) board. He is also a member of the South African Dental Journal, Indian Journal of Prosthodontics, and Hungarian Journal of Dentistry editorial boards.
Howard is a prolific and influential author. His work is found in various implantology textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, and book chapters.