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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 2022 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

 

What an exciting opportunity it is to serve this great organization. When I started in the Academy in 2006, I quickly found out that there were high-quality people in ASD. People that wanted to know about you and help you grow. Through the years, many of you havementored me and helped me navigate this world called sports dentistry.

We find ourselves on the heels of a pandemic and gathering in person at the 2022 ASD Global Symposium was not only a blessing to me personally, but hopefully encouraging to the group as a whole.  The past two years have been a challenge for us all. Who would have thought that something we cannot see could slow down our world. If nothing else, the COVID-19 challenge taught us that people, relationships, and our personal interaction is vital to our existence. This organization is no different. Covid-19 has slowed us down but as we start to gain momentum, including meeting in-person in Portland, we need all of us to pull together. We need our legacy members, we need our new members, and our members who are in between. It is time to look forward and not back. We all have had our challenges and experiences but the great thing about this organization, is that we care about what we do. We may not all see things the same, but I know, WE know, we care about what we do. We love what we do. This is why we are involved with ASD.

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