Dr. Gerald Niznick [DMD/66, LLD (Hon)/02] is recognized as the originator of modern implant dentistry
In 2018 The College of Dentistry received the largest gift in its history, from Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Reesa Niznick.
Born to immigrant parents, Niznick grew up in Fort Frances, Ontario, before moving to Winnipeg to attend high school, then the University of Manitoba, in the 1960s. He set up his own dental practice soon after and by the late 80s, Niznick had developed four different implant designs. His first, the Core-Vent Implant System, in less than a decade became the most widely used dental implant system in the world.