The following academies are the Parent Organizations of Operative Dentistry, Inc. It is due to the unwavering professionalism, constant attention, and unparalleled excellence of the membership of these academies that we are able to produce the Journal as we do.
The American Academy of Gold Foil Operators (AAGFO) is an international dental organization dedicated to clinical excellence in dentistry through the development of technical skills via the study and manipulation of direct gold in the restoration of natural teeth. AAGFO members are encouraged to support clinical study clubs that advocate the demanding clinical attributes required by the use of direct gold to elevate visual acuity, clinical performance and attention to detail. Annual clinical meetings are held at dental schools allowing students to witness the spectrum of operative talents used to provide restorations with proven longevity in the care of patients.
URL http://aagfo.org Contact Dr. Eric Morrison, Secretary Email: [email protected]
This is an organization designed to foster excellence in restorative dentistry through a relatively uncompromising format in postgraduate education. It is a unique approach to dental learning which features discipline and perfection in operating procedures that is inspired and shared by fellow study club members. Aesthetic considerations as well as traditional value of gold restorations has been redefined by the advent of a variety of more conservative cavity preparation designs and improved indirect techniques. It is the Mission of the academy to promote and aid in the work of the study clubs which seek to learn the techniques which have been redefined to provide aesthetic and permanent dental restorations with a minimum of tooth destruction.
URL http://www.arvtsc.org Contact Dr. Geoffrey Tupper, Secretary Email: [email protected]