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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
Internet Site:
Contact: Ms. Lisa J. Mikita

Current Officers
President: Dr. Ellen Eisenberg
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
Internet Site:
Contact: Lisa J. Mikita

Current Officers
President: Dr. Dan Colosi
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
Internet Site: 
Contact: Ms. Felicia Kenan 

Current Officers
President: Dr. Lauren Patton
Executive Director: Ms. Felicia Kenan

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

Current Officers:
President: Dr. Jeffrey Shaefer
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:
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:
Contact: Ms. Erin O’Donnell Dotzler

Current Officers
President: Dr. James Wilson
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
Internet Site:
Contact: Mr. Kenneth J. Widelka

Current Officers
President: Dr. Alan Gluskin
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:
Contact: Mr. Scott Farrell

Current Officers
President: Dr. B.D. Tiner
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:
Contact: Mrs. Lynne Thomas Gordon

Current Officers
President: Dr. Christopher Roberts
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
Internet Site:
Contact: Dr. Frances Kim

Current Officers
President: Dr. E. Angeles Martinez Mier
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:
Contact: Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett

Current Officers
President: Dr. Mark Hutton
Chief Executive Officer: 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:
Contact: Mrs. Erin Baker

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