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The Academy defines Cariology as “the science and art of understanding the etiology, mechanisms of the disease known as dental caries including initiation, reversal, progression, diagnosis, prognosis, risk management, prevention, non-surgical and surgical therapies, and oral health-focused outcomes.”

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Our Vision

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The Vision of the AAC is to eradicate dental caries in the United States through the promotion of science-based disease management. We are the leading interprofessional organization that advocates, communicates and supports development and integration of cariology to promote oral health with focus on research, professional and community education and science-based caries management for individuals and communities.

The Academy will not only focus on engaging the dental community but also other healthcare providers; physicians and nurses, teachers, social workers, and similar professionals who may help to achieve this mission.

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Our Mission

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The AAC has been established as a non-profit corporation since 2016

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Advancing the Field of Cariology

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We work together to advance, improve, promote and protect the professional discipline of cariology.

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Providing Opportunities

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for the exchange of expertise, experiences, and opinions through meetings, communications, education, research, and publications regarding the practice and advancement of cariology.

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Supporting Professionals and Communities

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Support and create educational and research activities in the field of cariology and the treatment and prevention of caries

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Developing High Standards

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of conduct among professionals who work within the field of cariology

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Increasing Prevention

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Increase acceptance of prevention-focused dental practice and minimally invasive restorative treatment.

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Stewardship

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Receive, administer, and manage grants, donations, and contributions for the purpose of educating health professionals and educators regarding the management of dental caries.

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Sharing Current Data

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Acquire, preserve and disseminate data and information in the field of cariology.

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Cooperation and Advancement

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AAC members seek to cooperate with counterpart organizations with similar goals and missions and to foster cooperation and collaboration with individuals pursuing similar purposes.

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Our Goals

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Board of Directors

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Chairs of the Pillars

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