Gluckman, Howard

Dr Gluckman is an internationally renowned dental practitioner, implantologist, author and lecturer. After completing his dental training at the University of Witwatersrand in 1990, he spent a few years in general practice before taking on a four-year degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Stellenbosch, which he completed with Distinction (Cum Laude). Dr Gluckman became instrumental in the development of the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape’s postgraduate Implantology Diploma. He completed his PhD at the University of Szeged in Hungary and most recently has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and Associate of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of South Africa

Dr Gluckman runs his full-time private practice in Cape Town and 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 that was published on by Dr Gluckman in 2015), and three-dimensional bone augmentation. Furthermore, he is an expert in and thought-leader on Partial Extraction Therapy, including Socket Shield, Pontic Shield (a procedure he developed and published on in 2016) and Submerged Root Technique (topic of his PhD thesis). He is also the co-founder and director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy (IAA) which has grown to become an internationally renowned institution that offers various accredited postgraduate dental courses (recognised by the Stoneybrook University and the Dentalxp as an accredited training facility).

Currently Dr Gluckman is member of the Editorial Board of the Hungarian Journal of Dentistry, the South African Dental Journal, the Indian Journal of Prosthodontics, the Southern African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO), expert and member of the DentalXp scientific board.