David G. Hochberg of Colony Square Dental Associates is the newly elected president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Hochberg became passionate about implant dentistry in the early 1980s, undertook extensive continuing education and became a fellow in the academy and a diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology. He has provided the surgical and restorative phases of implants for more than 30 years, and he founded Colony Square Dental Associates in Midtown in 1986.

He became active in the AAID and served as editor of its newsletter for 12 years. Four years ago he was elected to the executive committee, and he assumed the academy’s presidency Oct. 14.

Hochberg aims to advance the organization as it grows and educates dentists and to raise public awareness of the importance of selecting an AAID-credentialed dentist.

The graduate of the University of Florida and the Emory University School of Dentistry volunteers at Jewish Family & Career ServicesBen Massell Dental Clinic.