James L. Rutkowski D.M.D., PhD. is a Pharmacist, Dentist, and has a PhD. in Pharmacology. He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Jim is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology, a Diplomate/Past-President of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He lectures nationally and internationally on pharmacology, sedation techniques, bone grafting materials and techniques, plus methods for treating medically compromised dental patients. Dr. Rutkowski has been bestowed the Gershkoff-Goldberg Award for service to the field of Implant Dentistry and the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award for contributions to research in the field of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Rutkowski maintained a comprehensive implant practice in Pittsburgh/Clarion, Pennsylvania with a concentration on treating apprehensive/medically-compromised patients using various sedation techniques for 44 years.