President’s Message

I am thrilled and honored to have recently been sworn in as the newest President of the Academy for Sports Dentistry.  Thank you for the opportunity and for your confidence in my leadership ability.  I’d like to thank our current Immediate Past President Dr. Hans Stasiuk for his guidance and leadership over the past year.  I’d also like to welcome Dr. Michael Salyzyn & Dr. Dan Brett to the Board of Directors.  Your Board of Directors is a superb group of individuals who are quite excited about the 2021-2022 term!  

Our organization’s second virtual Symposium was held July 16-17 with great success!  Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a phenomenal event including attendees and speakers from around the globe.  Extra special thanks to Dr. Jared Mosley – 2021 Symposium Chair, Ms. Jan Aument - ASD Symposium & Event Planner, Ms. Sandi Steil – ASD Executive Secretary for their incredible efforts and dedication to this year’s event.  Please be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Symposium: July 15-16, 2022 in Portland Oregon!  2022 Symposium Chair & Portland resident, Dr. David Dowsett is designing a truly wonderful event to be enjoyed by all! 

If my estimations are correct, as you read this the Summer Olympics should be in full swing.  What an excellent opportunity to discuss and promote sports dentistry within both your practice and community!  Share some of the stellar information garnered at our recent symposium with your world!  The importance of custom fabricated mouthguards with regards to injury prevention or sports performance, the recently updated IADT guidelines and the steps to take in a dental trauma, and the role of dentistry within sports nutrition were just a few of the fantastic Symposium lectures that could easily translate to effective messaging.  How?  Consider using your practice’s social media or office newsletters.  Don’t underestimate a good of fashioned discussion with your sports-minded patients.  The more we ASD members promote awareness of these topics, the more our patients and the public in general learns and benefits. 

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your 2021-2022 ASD President.  I wish you all the best!

Eric G. Jackson, DDS, FASD