The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry was established in 1928. Active membership in the Academy is limited to 165 general dentists and dental specialists. Members and guests meets annually in February for a two-day scientific session in Chicago, IL. The objectives of the Academy are to promote improvement of the health of the public, and the quality of the art and science of restorative dentistry. As such, lecturers are required, when appropriate, to offer significantly valid evidence and sound scientific basis for all concepts presented.
The scientific session is composed of six 1-hour lectures (essays) on Saturday, nine 20-minute lectures (projected clinics) on Sunday morning, and 12-16 table clinics on Sunday afternoon. There is a question-and-answer period following each presentation on Saturday. Content of the annual program encompasses all aspects of “restorative dentistry,” including, but not limited to, topics in general dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, sleep disordered breathing, dental radiology, oral medicine, dental implants, dental laboratory science, and temporomandibular function/dysfunction.
Guest attendance at annual meetings is by invitation only. Meeting publicity is limited to announcement of the meeting dates in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and a letter of invitation provided to each guest. Exhibits and/or vendors are strictly prohibited at all times.