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.”
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.
The AAC has been established as a non-proﬁt corporation since 2016
Advancing the Field of Cariology
We work together to advance, improve, promote and protect the professional discipline of cariology.
for the exchange of expertise, experiences, and opinions through meetings, communications, education, research, and publications regarding the practice and advancement of cariology.
Supporting Professionals and Communities
Support and create educational and research activities in the ﬁeld of cariology and the treatment and prevention of caries
Developing High Standards
of conduct among professionals who work within the ﬁeld of cariology
Increase acceptance of prevention-focused dental practice and minimally invasive restorative treatment.
Receive, administer, and manage grants, donations, and contributions for the purpose of educating health professionals and educators regarding the management of dental caries.
Sharing Current Data
Acquire, preserve and disseminate data and information in the ﬁeld of cariology.
Cooperation and Advancement
AAC members seek to cooperate with counterpart organizations with similar goals and missions and to foster cooperation and collaboration with individuals pursuing similar purposes.
Board of Directors
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