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The Academy for Sports Dentistry was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas, as a forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports’ injuries. Activities include the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research on the prevention of dental injuries to athletes.

Thank you to our 2023 ASD Global Symposium Sponsors


The Benefits of Membership

There are a number of benefits to joining ASD. Below are a few:

  • Annual Symposium
  • Continuing Education
  • Publications
  • ASD Website
  • Networking Opportunities
  • ASD Power Point Presentation
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Educational Roster
  • Fellowship Program
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President's Message ~ Happy Holidays!


What an exciting time for the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD)! The Board of Director’s and committees have been working hard to generate further momentum to grow ASD’s name recognition, online presence, and its membership. On December 13th, Fellows Drs. Steve Mills and Emilio Canal, Dr Lance Thompson, MD, DDS, and MLS pro soccer player for the DC United, Steve Birnbaum, completed a webinar with the American Dental Association discussing sports dentistry. They each did an outstanding job and were a great representation of who ASD is and what we are about. They also did a great job in promoting our Nashville Symposium. Wow, a segway….

Walter Chitwood and the Symposium committee are finalizing the details for the Nashville Symposium June 22-24, 2023. There will be tours and activities that will appeal to many. The home of honky-tonk, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the famous, Grand Ole Opry House, and more! Nashville is a destination for all to visit.  There is a fantastic line-up of speakers, and mouthguard and splinting workshops. It will be an educational and fun way to see a great city in the US.  The complete online brochure will be out soon.

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