The Gerald N. Graser Surgical Implant Fellowship was created in 2002 to honor its namesake, Dr. Gerald N. Graser, the second Chairman of Eastman’s Prosthodontic Department. The Fellowship was made possible by the generous contributions of alumni, friends, corporate and professional leaders.
The fellowship emphasizes advanced surgical education and training in dental implantology and related sciences. It aims to couple implant-related education with novel learning in teaching methodologies in collaboration with the Warner School of Education.
The fellowship, registered by the New York State Department of Education, is committed to providing unique learning opportunities to qualified candidates. Fellows learn and practice all surgical phases of dental implantology in close contact with dual- and fellowship-trained faculty members.
Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend leadership seminars, to pursue a part-time or full-time academic position and to be innovative in their academic contributions.
Dr. Carlo Ercoli
Dr. Carlo Ercoli graduated from the “Enrico Berlinguer” Dental Technology Institute in Rome in 1987 and obtained his dental degree from the University of Siena, Italy in 1993. He specialized in Prosthodontics in 1996 at the Eastman DentalCenter in Rochester, New York, where he also completed a one-year training in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in 1997. In 2012, he achieved specialty certification in Periodontology at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute forOral Health. In 2019, he obtained his MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Prosthodontic Specialty Training Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and a faculty member of the Periodontology Program. Dr. Ercoli is a diplomate of the American Boards of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, an ITI Fellow and holds memberships in several dental organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and American Prosthodontic Society. He is a Past President of the American Prosthodontic Society, Executive Council Member of the Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a Honorary Member of the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics. In 2020, he received the Educator of the Year Award by the American College of Prosthodontists.