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Dr. Robert Stanley earns Diplomate status with American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI)

Dr. Robert Stanley and Assistant Performing Surgery

Stanley Dentistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Stanley has earned the distinction of Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI). He joins an elite group of fewer than 500 dentists bearing this honor.

The ABOI was founded in 1969 by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) with the goal of elevating and standardizing the metrics, skills and abilities of Dental Implantologists in the United States through a rigorous certification and ongoing certification maintenance for qualified dentists. It is considered the premier implantology certifying body and is recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS).

ABOI Diplomate status is the highest level of achievement in implant dentistry. Diplomate certification requires:

  • Active dental license in the US/Canada
  • 7 or more years of implant dentistry experience
  • completion of 75 implant cases
  • successful completion of Part 1 and Part II of ABOI examination

Dr. Stanley began his professional career as a mechanical engineer and later returned to school to study dentistry and join his wife, Dr. Bobbi Stanley, in private practice in Cary NC. Their comprehensive approach to family dentistry allows him to focus on dental implants and oral surgery while she practices cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. His uncommon perspective on dentistry combines his training in engineering with his knowledge of dentistry and dental implants. Together Drs. Stanley are able to plan and execute dental implants from start to beautiful finish for patients. In the classroom, they are able to teach other dentists how to provide the same standard of care for their patients.

In addition to placing implants for more than a decade, Dr. Stanley attended a yearlong course continuum at the Dental College of Georgia in 2017 to prepare for the written exam and oral case defense in March of 2018. The ABOI/ID exam assesses the knowledge, acumen and proficiency in implant placement with a rigorous exam—both written and oral—that tests all facets of implant dentistry. Students must prove competency in both surgical and restorative implant dentistry, as well as dental implant maintenance, to successfully complete the examinations, even if they do not practice in each of these areas of focus.

Dr. Robert Stanley is a lifelong learner. ABOI Diplomate status is the latest accolade Dr. Stanley has earned in his ongoing commitment to excellence in dentistry. He is also a Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, certified by the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and an Adjunct Professor of Prosthodontics at his alma mater, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.