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December News: Membership Renewal & Meeting Updates

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  



On behalf of the Executive Council and myself, I want to wish you a wonderful, happy, and healthy holiday season. As we enjoy this special time with friends and family, I'd like to remind you of a few important notices about membership and the meeting that awaits us in the New Year.


AAED Membership Renewals 
If you haven’t already, please be sure to pay your 2020 membership dues by December 31, 2019. Once you log on to the website, feel free to update your member profile to reflect any new changes to credentials, positions, etc.


45th Annual Meeting Registration
As you already know, registration for the 45th Annual Meeting, August 6-8, 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas, is now open. From the stunning location to the impressive lineup of the speakers and sessions, the upcoming meeting promises to be a huge success. Be sure to register and make your hotel reservations at The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar today, identifying yourself as an AAED attendee to receive the discounted group rate.


This year’s meeting will explore the theme,“20/20 Esthetic Vision” through top-notch educational sessions led by leaders in virtually every discipline in dentistry, including:
Andreas Bindl, PD, DMD
Chris Chang, DDS, PhD
Kris Chmielewski, DDS, MSc
Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Christian Coachman, CDT, DDS
Gary M. DeWood, DDS
Newton Fahl Jr., DDS, MS
Federico Ferraris, DDS
German O. Gallucci, DMD
Alfonso Gil, DDS, MS
Jack Goldberg, DDS, MS
Dan Grauer, DDS, PhD
Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD
John C. Kois, DMD, MSD
Sonia Leziy, DDS
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Ricardo Mitrani, DDS, MSD
Michael A. Pikos, DDS
Giulio Rasperini, DDS, MS
Robert J. Relle, DDS
Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS
Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Marcelo Silva, DDS
Senichi Suzuki, PhD
Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Pascal Valentini, DDS
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Gilbert Young, CDT


We also have moments set aside throughout the meeting for attendees to connect with one another, including open afternoons to explore the beautiful area surrounding the resort. We’d love to see your colleagues and collaborators at the meeting with you, so don’t forget to submit your invitations for the meeting. 


Associate Member Applications Due March 1
With outstanding opportunities like the Annual Meeting for our members to connect and learn from one another, we are always interested in enriching our organization by bringing in new, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals. If the names of any colleagues come to mind, contact our Executive Director Joe Jackson ( or 312.981.6772 as soon as possible. He will then forward the application and instructions to the candidate and copy you so you're in the communication loop. The submission deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.


For your reference, I have included a detailed outline of the Associate Member qualifications, obligations and application process.


Associate to Fellow Elevation Requests
Associate members, if you are looking to elevate your membership status to Fellow, one of the prerequisites is to speak at one of our scientific sessions. To fulfill this requirement please complete the online speaker application, which will be provided to future annual meeting program chairs for consideration. If you’re interested in achieving Fellow status and believe that you’ve already met the minimum requirements as outlined in Article III, Section 2 of the Academy Bylaws, please submit your official letter of request and current CV to Joe Jackson at AAED headquarters by May 1, 2020.


I wish you a safe and fulfilling holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


Cary E. Goldstein, DMD
AAED President

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