Meet the Doctor
Leo Malin, D.D.S.
Dr. Leo Malin started practicing dentistry in 1991, and first began placing dental implants in 1993. From 1993 onward, he trained extensively in all aspects of advanced dental implant procedures and became a top-flight expert in dental implant treatment and premium-quality replacement teeth.
Dr. Malin is now a world-renowned and highly respected leader in implant dentistry. In addition to providing top-tier dental implant services and state-of-the-art replacement teeth for his patients, he trains other dentists across the world in all aspects of dental implant treatment and implant restorations, and is widely recognized as a leader in continuing education for dentists. He has also developed several award-winning technical advancements in dental implant technology.
Dr. Malin is dedicated to using the latest advances in research and technology to provide the highest-quality care to those he serves. He is also committed to keeping prices reasonable so as to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to receive the best in dental implant services. This is the philosophy that led to Grand River Dental—a premier dental implant and full-mouth restoration center that delivers world-class treatment at a very affordable price, and provides start-to-finish solutions for any patient.
Education and Advanced Training
Dr. Malin wanted a career helping people achieve excellent health from the time he was a boy, and chose dentistry as his profession while in grade school. He entered Marquette University to pursue his chosen path and graduated with his dental degree in 1991.
Soon after he entered private practice, he embarked upon a rigorous schedule of continuing education courses to stay on the forefront of research and technology and to bring his skills up to the highest standards. Although he trained and became proficient in numerous aspects of advanced dental procedures, he put particular emphasis on dental implant treatment, dental restorations, jaw and bite alignment, and full-mouth reconstruction.
Within his first few years of practice, Dr. Malin completed the full curriculum for dental implants, bone grafting and dental restorations at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Since then he has maintained a rigorous schedule of continuing education to stay on top of the latest developments in his field.
Researcher and Innovator
Dr. Malin has stayed on the cutting-edge of implant and restorative dentistry as a pioneer and innovator in addition to being an expert clinician. Early in his career, he researched and developed techniques to optimize bite alignment as part of treatment planning for dental implant treatment. This greatly improved implant long-term stability and patient comfort, and led to several awards and four U.S. patents.
He has also created his own company that manufactures the premium implants he uses for his patients. Based on a design he discovered in Europe, these implants achieve a tighter integration between the different parts of the implant. This prevents the intrusion of bacteria which cause bone loss around the implant, a problem that is prevalent with most implant systems currently on the market.
Dr. Malin has been recognized for several years running as a leader in continuing education for dentists in Dentistry Today magazine. In addition to lecturing on implant treatment at continuing education seminars across the United States, Russia, Germany, Italy and the Caribbean, he is the Director of the Implantology and Bone Grafting curriculum at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he teaches eight courses per year. He is also the senior director of an implant surgical training institute in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Malin has written numerous articles on dental implant treatment which have been published in professional journals, and he has been featured in dental magazines such as LVI Visions magazine and Dentistry Today.
Dr. Malin is an active member of the following professional organizations:
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- International Congress of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
- International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- LaCrosse District Dental Society
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