Michael A. Pikos, DDS, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. After completing his undergraduate work summa cum laude, Dr. Pikos earned his dental degree with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has completed more than 4,000 hours of continuing studies and taught surgical techniques relating to dental implants, bone grafting and soft tissue grafting to more than 5,000 dentists (at least one from each state and 43 countries). Dr. Pikos serves on the editorial board of Journal of Implant Dentistry and Case Reports in Dentistry, the scientific board of Implant News magazine, and is an adjunct assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine. He is a courtesy clinical associate professor in the periodontics and prosthodontics departments at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. The founder of the Pikos Implant Institute, he has earned the Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in implant dentistry, was named a Health Care Hero by Tampa Bay Business Journal and was named a leader in continuing education by Dentistry Today from 2008-20.