American Society for Dental Aesthetics
|Headquarters||New York, NY, USA|
|President||Dr. Irwin Smigel|
The American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) was founded in 1977 by current President, Dr. Irwin Smigel. The ASDA is an international nonprofit organization whose aim is to increase awareness of dental aesthetics and treatment options and thereby enhance the quality of patient care in dentistry.
The goal of the ASDA is to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive teaching programs on the art and science of aesthetics and how it can be integrated into all of the other traditional disciplines of dentistry.
The ASDA organization annually presents a multi-day educational conference in a chosen US city. The conference consists of lectures and participation workshops taught by leading cosmetic dentists and educators to further the organizations educational goal.
In addition, to the annual conference The ASDA is responsible for the public awareness of dental aesthetics, modern dentistry trends, and accessibility of our members who have passed rigorous peer examinations by our Board of Directors.
Membership for The ASDA is extremely selective. It is an honorary membership awarded to dentists committed to the highest standards of care and advancement in the field. The following requirements must be met to become an ASDA member:
- A minimum of five years in dental practice, or postgraduate training of two years in an approved program.
- Attendance to at least two ASDA sponsored continuing dental education seminars.
- Nomination by a member accompanied by two letters of recommendation by Society members.
- Presentation of five (5) cases illustrating the concepts of aesthetic dentistry.
- Nominees must complete an application form affixed with a copy of their curriculum vitae.
- A requirement for continued membership is attendance of at least one ASDA continuing education dental meeting every other year.