Following completion of his Master’s degree at Melbourne University, Dr Cherkasski has been in specialist practice restricted to prosthodontics, and continues to teach on a part-time basis at the University of Melbourne. He has broad knowledge and substantial practical experience in dental implantology and other aspects of restorative dentistry. The area of his particular interest lies in use of implants for immediate tooth replacement. Dr Cherkasski lectures nationally and internationally on dental implant-related issues. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, a full member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and is an executive member of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (Victorian branch).