About the International Association of Dental Traumatology
MissionThe International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) is a non-profit, public benefit professional organization whose mission is to promote optimal prevention, research, and treatment service in the field of traumatic dental injuries through interaction with dental and medical colleagues, the public, and interested parties in education, sports, industry and appropriate governmental agencies.
ObjectivesIn order to fulfill the Mission of the IADT, the following objectives are adopted:
MembersIADT currently has over 800 members, of which 200 are NEW members in the past year.
AdministrationIADT is governed by an international board of directors. It is incorporated in the United States and administered by RES Inc. Administrative and Planning, San Diego, California.
Web siteThe IADT has a well-designed web page which can be accessed on www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org
GuidelinesFor many years the IADT has produced guidelines for the treatment of dental trauma, which are regarded as the gold standard by many dental societies. The guidelines have been adopted by the AAE and the AAPD. They have been translated into 22 languages and are available on the website free of charge.
FellowshipIn 2015 IADT introduced a fellowship program whereby members can gain a Fellowship in Dental Traumatology by fulfilling certain prerequisites and sitting an online examination. Details are available on Fellowship tab on the IADT website www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org
Educational material for membersEducational material is available for members in the member's only section on the website. This material includes PowerPoint lectures and many illustrations that are all available free for downloading.
Social MediaIn February 2014, the IADT developed a Facebook discussion group which in its first month 15 months has grew to over 6,500 members from around the world, confirming the international interest in dental traumatology. https://www.facebook.com/groups/IADT.education/
Dental Traumatology JournalIADT publishes the journal Dental Traumatology, the only journal in the world solely dedicated to the publication of the science of dental traumatology. The current impact factor is 1.6.
Dental Traumatology APPIADT supports and endorses the Dental Trauma App which is available for download through the App store. The App is designed by Ulf Glendor and is sold in 61 countries.
Partnership with Dental TraumaThe IADT works closely with the administrators of the Dental Trauma Guide, a non-profit website dedicated to optimizing the worldwide treatment of dental trauma. www.dentaltraumaguide.org
World CongressesThe Association currently holds an International World Congress on Dental Traumatology every two years. Recent congresses have been in Japan, Italy, Brazil and Turkey.
19th World CongressThe next world congress will be help in in Brisbane, Australia in August 2016, held jointly with the 5th Trans-Tasman Endodontic Congress, and in conjunction with the Australian Society of Endodontology and the New Zealand Society of Endodontology. www.wcdt2016.com
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