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Recognized National Dental Specialty Organizations

Dental specialties are recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards to protect the public, nurture the art and science of dentistry, and improve the quality of care. Specialties are recognized in those areas where advanced knowledge and skills are essential to maintain or restore oral health (Association policies are contained in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct). Learn more about the requirements for recognition.  

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
P.O. Box 539
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: 630-451-9526
Fax: 630-510-4501
Email: info@aaomp.org
Internet Site: www.aaomp.org
Contact: Ms. Lisa J. Mikita

Current Officers
President: Dr. Mark Lingen
Executive Director: Ms. Lisa J. Mikita

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
P.O. Box 539
Winfield, IL 60190

Phone: 630-451-9526
Fax: 217-529-9120
Email: admin@aaomr.org
Internet Site: www.aaomr.org
Contact: Lisa J. Mikita

Current Officers
President: Dr. Mansur Ahmad
Executive Director: Lisa J. Mikita

American Academy of Oral Medicine
2150 N. 107th Street, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98296
Phone: 206.209.5279
Fax: 206.367.8777
Email: info@aaom.com 
Internet Site: www.aaom.com 
Contact: Ms. Stacy Williams 

Current Officers
President: Dr. Lauren Patton
Interim Executive Director: Ms. Stacy Williams

American Academy of Orofacial Pain
174 S. New York Avenue
PO Box 478
Oceanville, NJ 08231
Phone: 609-504-1311
Fax: 609-573-5064
Email: aaopexec@aaop.org
Internet Site: www.aaop.org
Contact: Kenneth Cleveland

Current Officers:
President: Dr. Jay Mackman
Executive Director: Mr. Kenneth Cleveland

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611-2663
Phone: 312.337.2169
Fax: 312.337.6329
Internet Site: www.aapd.org
Contact: Dr. John S. Rutkauskas

Current Officers
President: Dr. Jessica Lee
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John S. Rutkauskas

American Academy of Periodontology
737 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611-2615
Phone: 312-573-3247
Fax: 312-787-3670
Internet Site: www.perio.org
Contact: Ms. Erin O’Donnell Dotzler

Current Officers
President: Dr. Bryan Frantz
Executive Director: Ms. Erin O’Donnell Dotzler

American Association of Endodontists
211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
Phone: 312.266.7255
Fax: 312.266.9867
Email: info@aae.org
Internet Site: www.aae.org
Contact: Mr. Kenneth J. Widelka

Current Officers
President: Dr. Keith Krill
Executive Director: Mr. Kenneth J. Widelka

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018-5701
Phone: 847.678.6200
Fax: 847.678.6286
Internet Site: www.aaoms.org
Contact: Mr. Scott Farrell

Current Officers
President: Dr. Victor Nannini
Executive Director: Mr. Scott Farrell

American Association of Orthodontists
401 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141-7816
Phone: 314.993.1700
Fax: 314.997.1745
Internet Site: www.mylifemysmile.org
Contact: Mrs. Lynne Thomas Gordon

Current Officers
President: Dr. Gary Inman
Executive Director: Mrs. Lynne Thomas Gordon

American Association of Public Health Dentistry
3085 Stevenson Drive
Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217.529.6941
Fax: 217.529.9120
Email: fkim@aaphd.org
Internet Site: www.aaphd.org
Contact: Dr. Frances Kim

Current Officers
President: Dr. Mary Tavares
Interim-Executive Director: Dr. Frances Kim


American College of Prosthodontists

211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
Phone: 312.573.1260
Fax: 312.573.1257
Internet Site: www.gotoapro.org
Contact: Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett

Current Officers
President: Dr. Stephen Hudis
Executive Director: Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett

American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
956 S. Bartlett Road #119
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: 630.242.8940
Fax: 331.215.6109
Internet Site: www.asdahq.org
Contact: Mrs. Erin Baker

Current Officers
President: Dr. Cynthia Fukami
Executive Director: Mrs. Erin Baker