Dr. Ron Zokol graduated from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry in 1974. He started his first 20 years of practice in partnership with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics. In 1983, Dr. Zokol started his career in implant dentistry and graduated from the Misch Implant Institute in 1993. Dr. Zokol was asked to start a surgical training study club in Vancouver, Canada in 1992 and, in 1993, Dr. Zokol accepted an invitation to provide one-on-one clinical instruction for the Misch Implant Institute in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Zokol has remained on faculty with the Misch Implant Institute providing surgical instruction in its Toronto program. In 1996, Dr. Zokol founded the Pacific Institute for Implant Dentistry where he continues today as director. Today, the Pacific Institute provides professional instruction in both implant surgery and prosthodontics in a number of locations in North America. In 1997, Dr. Zokol accepted a further surgical teaching position with the Canadian Implant Institute in Montmagny, Quebec. The surgical instruction that is provided in these surgical training programs include bone grafting procedures (sinus elevation grafts and autologous monocortical block grafts), implant surgery (root form and subperiosteal implants), and soft tissue surgery. In Vancouver, Dr. Zokol continues to provide monthly instructional programs in advanced concepts in prosthodontics. In 1996, Dr. Zokol was successful in the board examinations offered by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. As such, he holds the distinguished position of Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology. Other credentials include Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (elected), Fellow of the American College of Dentists (elected), Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International. In 1997, Dr. Zokol was honored by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators and was presented with the award � Clinician of the Year. Dr. Zokol has made substantial contributions to his profession. Dr. Zokol has lectured internationally since 1989 in Europe and North America. Locally, in Vancouver, Canada, he has held a number of prominent professional positions including the presidency for the Vancouver & District Dental Society; Chair, General Examination Committee for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia; Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia; Clinical Lecturer for the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Ron Zokol resides with his wife, Marie, & three sons in Vancouver, Canada, where he maintains a private practice devoted exclusively to implant dentistry.
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