Membership Benefits

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.

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Membership benefits include:
  • Annual Symposium
    As a member of the ASD you will receive reduced rates for the ASD Annual Symposium. On average 14-21 continuing education hours are provided at the annual symposium.
  • Continuing Education

Academy for Sports Dentistry is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and member maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2018 to 3/31/2022. Provider ID#211120

The Academy also has approval as a continuing education provider for Certified Athletic Trainers by the Board of Certification (BOC). 

  • Publications
    • The Academy for Sports Dentistry Newsletter is published three times per year.
    • Journal: Dental Traumatology, (online and print) published six times per year and is free with ASD membership Subscription Value $995.00 annually 
    • ASD Position Statements available on the ASD website
    • Sports Dentistry Bibliography available on the ASD website
    • Access to published Statistics on Sports-related Orofacial Trauma
    • Mouthguard Brochures produced in cooperation with the ADA

  •  ASD Website
    • Provides quick access to information on meetings, activities and services.
    • Members only section which includes the ASD directory and other relevant information.

  • Networking opportunities

    Include network with current team dentist from high schools to professional teams and leaders in sports dentistry education and research.
  • Mentorship Program 

    Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

  • ASD Power Point Presentation

The Academy for Sports Dentistry Power Point presentation includes 230 slides and script. The Power Point presentation is only available for purchase by members of the Academy.

  • Emergency Treatment of Athletic Dental Injuries

ASD Members receive reduced rates for the ASD Emergency Treatment for Athletic Dental Injuries cards.

  • Educational Poster
  • Fellowship Program

Offering a Fellowship Program encourages Continuing Education and research in areas that are pertinent to sports dentistry.

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Sports Dentistry is an opportunity for community involvement and provides strong practice building opportunities as with membership in any organization you will receive more benefits by becoming actively involved, serving on committees, etc.

We are making a number of exciting changes to our website and membership services. Please make sure that the ASD office has your correct email address so we can keep you up to date on these changes.