AFDI

About AFDI®

Helping Dental Professionals Deliver Safer High-Quality Care

The go-to resource for discriminating dental professionals


The Covid-19 Pandemic shined a spotlight on contaminated aerosol generation and its established disease transmission health risk for clinicians and patients alike. It forevermore made the public and the dental profession concerned about aerosol disease transmission in the dental office. Aerosol-free dentistry is clearly the safest choice for all.

Aerosol Free Dentistry International, Inc (AFDI®) is a ground breaking British Columbia-based dental company established in 2020 to assist the dental profession in incorporating state-of-the-art safer treatment delivery methodologies verified as gold standard benchmarks during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The AFDI® approach helps dental healthcare professionals thrive delivering safer dentistry – dental care that’s aerosol-free and substantially aerosol-reduced.

AFDI® is the go-to resource for discriminating dental professionals seeking to deliver safer high-quality care, save time, implement best practices and boost profitability.

The AFDI service platform is on-target, innovative and unprecedented in the dental profession. Ever-increasing in scope, at its core AFDI® provides:

  • Educational seminars, webinars, and hands-on workshops
  • Private in-practice consultation services
  • Evidenced based publishing materials for point-of-care use including quick reference chairside treatment guides, clinical examination guides; pretreatment checklists and record keeping systems

The company continuously researches the latest innovations in dental technology and procedures and assists its clients in implementing best practices. AFDI® consulting services are custom–tailored and designed for private practices of all sizes and scope and dental service organizations.

Partner with AFDI® and give your practice the solid foundation and competitive edge it needs in the Post-Covid Era of safer aerosol free and aerosol reduced dentistry.

Founder George K. Merijohn DDS

AFDI® President and CEO

Dr. Merijohn is recognized as one of the premier educators in periodontics, minimally invasive surgery, aerosol-reduced dentistry, and advanced periodontal hand instrumentation in North America today.

He earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois and his specialty certificate in periodontics from the University of Washington.

Dr. Merijohn’s experience in complex interdisciplinary therapy gleaned from 28 years of private practice in San Francisco and his passion for clinical excellence infuses his service to advancing the art and science of dentistry.

A gifted clinician and educator, Dr. Merijohn is considered an expert in his areas of interest and is a highly recognized lecturer internationally. He is distinguished by his unique ability to impart complex information in a clear and systematic manner, and for his practical approaches in translating evidence-based decision making at the point of care.

He authored multiple papers published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, contributed to chapters in textbooks, and recently authored Advanced Periodontal Hand Instrumentation Quick Reference Guide.

Dr. Merijohn serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, contributes time to organized dentistry, and is a member of multiple dental organizations. He continues his long-time service as an Assistant Professor in the department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Washington and University of California San Francisco.