Dr. Alex Hecht, DDS of Staten Island was given the highly coveted title of Diplomate by the ICOI last month in Chicago. Out of a meeting of over a thousand implant dentists, only a handful received this prestigious recognition of Diplomate.
In order to receive this trophy of achievement, a panel of experts from the worldwide group, reviews and critiques a large body of Dr. Hecht's implant work. After the hundreds of Dr. Hecht's implants are evaluated, a series of rigorous exams are given to establish his breadth of knowledge and experience with treating patients who are missing or soon to be missing teeth.
The Diplomate also recognizes Dr. Hecht's involvement in the Dental community and Dental education. Not only does he work to replace people's teeth with implants, he teaches other dentists as well in the discipline.
The Diplomate status is even so powerfully recognized in the dental implant community that letters are added to the title of a doctor who receives it. His new official title is, Dr. Alex Hecht, DDS, D.I.C.O.I.