Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer has earned “Diplomate” status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.-Photo provided

Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer has earned “Diplomate” status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.-Photo provided

International Congress of Oral Implantologists awards Homer dentist with ‘Diplomate’ status

Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer earned “Diplomate” status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists on May 17, according to a press release from ICOI.

“The awarding of Diplomate status is the highest honor a professional society such as the ICOI can bestow on a dental professional involved in oral implantology. The ICOI conducts a Diplomate program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Diplomate status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience. Advance Credential Committee interviews and testing are required. All Diplomates of the ICOI may choose to list the designate ‘D.I.C.O.I’ after their names,” according to the release.

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists is a tax-exempt, non-profit, dental educational organization dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide. 

The ICOI has public information programs, publishes a bimonthly journal and quarterly newsletters. It conducts numerous scientific symposia each year and supports research through its Implant Dentistry Research and Education Foundation. 

“It has taken years of hard work and perseverance to achieve this recognition. Many of my implant cases had to be submitted for review and approval. Those included cases more than five years old and those of an advanced nature (involving bone grafting, sinus augmentation etc.),” said Marley in an email.

“I routinely work with a handful of other local dentists providing their patients with surgical implant needs. This allows folks to stay close to home and still get the care they need. Without these doctors’ help and confidence in me this would have been even more difficult to achieve.”

Dr. Marley is only one of two dentists in Alaska to be recognized as a “Diplomate” of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he said. He is a third generation dentist that has pursued world-class dental implant training. Although he practices a full scope of general dentistry his primary focus is on advanced dental implant procedures.

 

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