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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 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. Michelle McQuistan
Interim-Executive Director: Dr. Frances Kim

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. Patrick Taylor
Executive Director: Mr. Kenneth J. Widelka

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
401 W. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148-2125
Phone: 888.552.2667, 630.510.4552
Fax: 630.510.4501
Email: aaomp@b-online.com
Internet Site: www.aaomp.org
Contact: Ms. Janet Svazas

Current Officers
President: Dr. Steven Vincent
Executive Director: Ms. Janet Svazas

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
3085 Stevenson Drive
Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217.529.6503
Fax: 217.529.9120
Email: admin@aaomr.org
Internet Site: www.aaomr.org
Contact: Dr. Debra Gander and Dr. Sanjay Mallya

Current Officers
President: Dr. Debra Gander and Dr. Sanjay Mallya
Executive Director: Vacant

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. Brett Ferguson
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. Brent Larson
Executive Director: Mrs. Lynne Thomas Gordon

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 700
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. Joe Castellano
Executive Director: 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. Steven R. Daniel
Executive Director: Ms. Erin O’Donnell Dotzler

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. Robert M. Taft
Executive Director: Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett