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A Message From President Cary E. Goldstein, DMD

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  




It’s truly an honor to serve as AAED’s 2019-2020 President. I plan to communicate with you regularly to update you on activities throughout the year. 


It was great to see so many of you last month at the 44th Annual Meeting in Banff, Alberta, Canada. I’d like to personally acknowledge Dr. Joel Berg for his outstanding leadership over the past year, and his program chair, Dr. Stephen Chu for his efforts in organizing a scientific program in the Canadian Rockies that was truly memorable. If you were unable to attend the meeting or simply would like to relive the presentations, I encourage you to order the meeting recordings to ensure you don’t miss any information.


Speaking of the Annual Meeting, as a respected member of AAED, you have first access to registration for the 45th Annual Meeting, August 6-8 at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. Be sure to register now and to secure your housing for the conference as we explore the theme, “20/20 Vision”. Non-member guest registration opens in November and the housing block will begin to fill quickly after that so make sure you reserve your stay now to ensure a spot. Please note you must first log in as a member and then register for the meeting in order to receive the confirmation that includes information on booking your room.


Since the 45th Annual Meeting is once again “by invitation only”, it is time to send the names and emails of 3-5 guests whom you would like to invite. Each of us is a member in this prestigious and unique Academy because an AAED member reached out to us and invited us to a meeting, eventually leading to membership. It is time for all of us as members to identify the next generation of outstanding clinicians, researchers and educators, invite them to our Annual Meeting, and maybe ultimately to become members. The future of our Academy depends on you! 


I’ve been asked by Dr. Harald Heyman, the esteemed Editor-in-Chief of our official publication, the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, to share with you the JERD 2019 Annual Report. Please take a few minutes to catch up on the status of this outstanding publication, including some terrific new enhancements that are in store!


Recognizing the important role that the academic community plays in the success of our Academy, the Executive Council has appointed a working group charged with looking for ways that AAED can better support our academic members. We’re specifically interested in knowing which of you are currently on faculty at universities, teaching either full-time or at least 80% part-time. If you meet this criteria, please email Michelle VanAlstyne on our staff at She’ll be collecting this information to assist the working group in developing their recommendations.


I am looking forward to connecting with all of you in the Bahamas and I thank you for the privilege of allowing me to serve as your President. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or ideas on how I can best serve you and our profession throughout the coming year.


Cary E. Goldstein, DMD
AAED President



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