Dr. Ahmed Ballo

Dr. Ahmed Ballo

Board Certified Specialist
BDS, EDA, MSc, Dip Pros, PhD

Born in Parma, Italy, Dr. Ahmed Ballo has spent the last fifteen years studying, working, and travelling between continents.

Dr. Ballo is a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ballo earned his specialist training, master’s degree and Diploma in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Dr. Ballo obtained his BDS degree in 2002 from Garyounis University. After several successful years in private practice, he moved to Finland to pursue further postgraduate education. He received the PhD degree as well as clinical training in implantology as an International Team for Implantology (ITI) scholar in 2008 from the University of Turku, Finland. Following this, from 2008-2012, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg and completed an Externship in implant dentistry at Brånemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In 2012, he moved to Vancouver and became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. In recognition of his excellent contribution to UBC undergraduate dental students’ education, he has received three consecutive teaching awards for the academic year 2014, 2015, and 2016, an exceptionally remarkable achievement given his short time at UBC.

Dr. Ballo is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Dental Specialists Society of British Columbia, British Columbia Society of Prosthodontics, British Columbia Dental Association, and American College of Prosthodontist. Dr. Ballo is the director of the Vancouver Digital ITI Study Club, provides comprehensive training in digital and implant dentistry.

A widely published and internationally respected clinician and lecturer, Dr. Ballo’s main focus within clinical practice, teaching, and research is esthetic and implant dentistry, as well as the implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in complex implant oral rehabilitation.

Dr. Ballo has published more than 50 scientific papers, book chapters and authored a textbook in the field of implant dentistry and related research, and his excellence has been recognized with multiple prestigious awards and honours, including Dr. Donald Brunette Award in Dentistry, Dr. S. Wah Leung Award, and European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Award.

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