President’s Message

I hope this message finds you well and in good health.  On behalf of the entire Academy, I’d like to thank you for all that you do to support the organization.  It truly is a one-of-a-kind organization that offers so much…and that’s thanks to our fantastic members!  The learning, the fun, and the camaraderie are just a few aspects of why I am so grateful for the Academy and proud to be your current President.   

The school year is in full swing and with that comes the return of athletics.  I’d like to take the opportunity to urge you to discuss the topic of sports dentistry with your patients and promote the importance of injury prevention!  Create video content for your practice’s social media accounts to get the word out.  With just a few shares of your post, your information will transcend your patient population and grow exponentially!  Don’t forget to discuss your membership in the Academy and the ways membership has benefited you both personally and professionally!  Supplement your original content by sharing the Academy’s posts from one (or all) of our social media channels.  It’s a great combination!  

Technology is fantastic, but so are traditional methods of communication like face-to-face interaction.   Consider ordering lunch and gathering the team together to fabricate multiple custom mouthguards on each other!  Not only will this strengthen the knowledge base of your team but the resulting custom mouthguards can be used as visual examples to patients both in and out of the operatory!   

Thank you all very much.  I wish everyone a safe and positive finish to the calendar year and look forward to a wonderful 2022!

Eric G. Jackson, DDS, FASD