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VISION

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]The VISION of the AAC is to eradicate dental caries in the United States through the promotion of science based disease management. The Academy is 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 activities will not only focus on engaging the dental community but also other healthcare providers, such as physicians and nurses, teachers, social workers, and other similar professionals who may help to achieve the mission.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”55px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”105px”][vc_column_text]

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” background_color=”#669999″ css=”.vc_custom_1492308661731{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}” el_id=”mission”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”55px”][vc_column_text]

MISSION

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]The AAC has been established as a non-profit corporation since 2016 with the purpose and mission:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” background_color=”#669999″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]a. to advance, improve, promote and protect the professional discipline of cariology;[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text] b. to provide opportunities for the exchange of expertise, experiences and opinions through meetings, communications, education, research, and publications regarding the practice and advancement of cariology; [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text] c. to support and create educational and research activities in the field of cariology and the treatment and prevention of caries; [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]d. to develop and foster high standards of professional conduct among professionals who work within the field of cariology;[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]e. to increase acceptance of prevention-focused dental practice and minimally invasive restorative treatment;[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]f. to receive, administer, and manage grants, donations, and contributions to educate health professionals and educators regarding the management of dental caries;[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]g. to acquire, preserve and disseminate data and information in the field of cariology;[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]h. to cooperate with counterpart organizations with similar goals and missions and to foster cooperation and collaboration with individuals pursuing similar purposes; and[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]i. to engage in such other activities as may advance these goals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”55px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” el_id=”goals”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”55px”][vc_column_text]

GOALS

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1492305560192{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]1. Interprofessional
GOALS:
• Promote and increase participation of other professions
in caries management.
• To educate, communicate and collaborate with other
organizations and professions that can contribute to
achieving the vision and mission of the Academy.
2. Advocacy and Support
GOALS:
• Advocate for increased funding to promote the vision
and mission of the Academy.
• Support other organizations and groups whose work
helps to achieve the vision and mission of the Academy.
3. Caries-related Research
GOALS:
• Disseminate, translate, and implement caries research
into practice.
• Collaborate with other organizations to define:
• Research priorities as the basis for advocacy and improved
public health and patient care.
• Training needs in cariology[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]4. Caries-related professional and community education Goals
GOALS:
• Professional education
• Collaborate with ADEA to improve cariology education
in dentistry.
• Provide and promote science-based continuing education
for the dental professional and all interested
professions.
• Propose, with the support of other organizations, to
change accreditation standards to include caries
management as defined by the Academy.
• Collaborate with other organizations to improve cariology
education in all health professional schools.
• Goals: Community education
• Promote oral health literacy for all individuals through all
stages of life as related to caries as a disease and its
management.
5. Science-based caries management for individuals and communities
GOALS:
• Promote the adoption of the Academy’s definition of
caries management:
• Diagnosis/prognosis
• Risk assessment
• Non-surgical treatment
• Surgical treatment
• Prevention
• Outcomes
• Facilitate the inclusion of caries management in all
treatment plans and the compensation to providers for
this activity.
• Collaborate with other organizations to promote the
development and adoption of science-based caries
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