Welcome to the website of the American Section of the International Academy of Gnathology.
The Board of Directors and I hope you find the Academy’s website useful and informative. There are many functional features available: paying dues, joining the Academy, on-line access for members to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the Gnathology Gnews, the ability to access contact information of IAG members, etc. In addition, the “Congresses” button allows you to review and reminisce about the previous 7 Congresses. Please take time to explore our website; update your personal profile; and learn more about the Academy, continuing education opportunities in gnathology, and the upcoming Congress.
Congress XXVII will be held at the beautiful and historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California Thursday-Saturday, 17-19 September 2015. It’s not too early to save these dates in your travel calendar. Congress XXVII is a unique experiment. On a trial basis, the following changes are being implemented: 1) without reducing CE hours, the meeting will last 3 days, not 4; 2) the Table Clinics Session will be short, projected presentations (not tabletop or poster presentations) that will include question and answer periods; and 3) the Saturday night black-tie event has been changed to a semi-formal. These modifications are being tested in the hope of increasing the Congress’ value to attendees.
These small changes to Congress XXVII will only make it better. The Academy will not compromise on offering world-class continuing dental education at outstanding venues. We will continue to have a high spousal/significant other attendance rate, a direct byproduct of our commitment to top-notch social events, fellowship, and family. More information about Congress changes will be forthcoming on our website.
The International Academy of Gnathology needs to grow…grow so that more dentists can benefit from gnathological principles and techniques…grow as dental school curricula devalue or abandon the teaching of occlusion…grow so that patients can be better served. Please encourage your dental friends and associates to investigate the IAG and consider joining. We believe that once a dentist attends a Congress and learns about the Academy, he or she will become an IAG member. Membership in the Academy is easily attained: “the only requirement…is the desire to learn and share.”
I hope that you are enjoying and benefitting from your membership in the Academy. Please contact me if I may be of any service.
Best wishes, and I look forward to seeing you again in Pasadena!
Mike Mansueto, DDS, MS