About AMED

The Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry is an International Association of General and Restorative Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Oral Surgeons and Associated Disciplines.

Since 2001, AMED has worked to encourage, inspire, and educate the dental profession and the public by being a source of scientific, evidence-based information and advocate the advantages of the operating stereomicroscope.

All disciplines of dentistry benefit from the use of the microscope. AMED is an arch that connects all of the specialties. For the last 18 years, world leaders covering the latest techniques from implant surgery to direct composite restorations have shared their knowledge with AMED members.

AMED Membership Levels:

AMED Member

Membership is open to Dentists, Dental Students, Hygienists and Laboratory Technicians. You do not have to have a microscope to join.

Basic memberships receives:

  • Reduced fee at AMED’s Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AMED’s Newsletter
  • Access to AMED’s Free Continuing Education Webinars
  • Earn points towards a AMED Fellowship & Mastership
Advanced Membership Designations- Distinguish Yourself Today

Distinguish yourself professionally by pursuing AMED’s Advanced Membership Designations. AMED Certified Users, Fellows and Masters get listed on AMED’s webpage.

AMED Certified Microscope User

AMED Members who have shown a level of proficiency using the Dental Operating Microscope and have passed all three levels of AMED’s Microscope Skills Tests.

AMED Fellow (F.A.M.E.D.)

An AMED member who has attained the designation of Certified Microscope User and who has maintained AMED membership for a minimum of three continuous years and has earned a minimum of five points from the AMED Awards Point System.

AMED Master (M.A.M.E.D.)

An AMED member who has maintained AMED membership for a minimum of five continuous years and has earned a minimum of 10 points from the AMED Awards Point System.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Academy is to serve the dental profession and the public by being a source of scientific, evidence-based information (as evidenced by microscope magnification), and an advocate on the advantages of the operating stereomicroscope and associated operative techniques in microdentistry.

The academy is an organization to encourage, inspire, and educate the dentist and the public as to the benefits of microscopic dentistry and to grow from our combined wealth of experiences by sharing both failures as well as successes.

Microscope magnification will continue to shed new light to challenge the established legacy concepts, theories and techniques in dental practice and education. The Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) will play an important role in creating and encouraging the sharing of ideas and advancement of techniques among professionals dedicated and committed to quality treatment for the benefit of the patient.

Microscope centered practices may continue to compose a small minority in dentistry. The Academy will be a stand-alone multidisciplinary organization representing microscope-centered practices.

The microscope is an arch that connects all of the specialties. The Academy will help to bring the specialties together and reverse a natural tendency for specialties to drift apart.

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