M. Meffert, D.D.S., Dent ’55
Dr. Roland M. Meffert is considered to be one of the foremost
experts on dental implants in the country. His research
interests have focused on grafting and dental implants.
Currently, Roland educates future dentists at the University
of Texas Health Sciences Center—San Antonio as a clinical
professor in the department of periodontics, with a cross appointment
in the department of prosthodontics. In addition, he serves as
a course director for the preceptorship in dental implantology.
Roland has been named Oral Implantologist of the Year by the
American Society of Osseointegration, has received International
Education Awards from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
and was honored at the Roland M. Meffert International Symposium
in New Orleans. He has also received two Special Citation Awards
and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Both the Meffert Mutlu Implant Institute in Ankara, Turkey,
and the Meffert International Symposium in Bodrum, Turkey, were
named for Roland, an indication of his global reputation. He
has served as honorary president at the Meffert International
Roland retired from the United States Air Force in 1974 at the
rank of colonel. He has authored numerous books and articles
and has lectured worldwide with presentations in the U.S., Asia,
Europe, Central and South America, Australia, Canada, Mexico,
Turkey and Egypt.
“Marquette contributed to my success by being thorough
in its training, both didactic and clinical,” says Roland. “I
felt qualified to accomplish dental treatment at any level.”