A Port Coquitlam dentist has been recognized as an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Myrna Pearce received the honour during the academy's annual meeting, held from Oct. 3 to 6 in Washington, DC.
She is one of 616 dentists who hold this distinguished membership, according to a press release from the academy, and "is one of the leading experts in implant care."
In order to qualify, Pearce completed at least 300 hours of post-doctoral instruction in implant dentistry, performed implant cases and passed the academy's Associate Fellow exam - which is conducted by an expert panel of implant dentists and includes a written exam, a series of oral exams and defense of three implant cases she had completed.
The academy has more than 4,300 members, including general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists.