The late Professor Michio Haga, Professor of Tokyo Dental College, started the workshop for the Esthetic Dentistry in Japan to seek for correct direction of esthetic dentistry together with five researchers and four clinicians on April 17, 1988, holding a general meeting and congress in Tokyo. The Congress had been held once a year.
The Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry was founded at the general meeting during the 3rd Congress of Workshop, held on November 2 and 3, 1990.
The 3rd Meeting of Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry was held together with the 5th Congress held in Kagoshima on November 5 and 6, 1994.
The 2nd Meeting of International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry was held together with the 8th Congress in Kyoto on April 4, 5, and 6, 1997.
The 8th Meeting of Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry was held together with the 15th Congress held in Nagoya on July 17, 18, and 19, 2004.
The 12th Meeting of Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry was held together with the 23th Congress held in Sapporo on July 20, 21, and 22, 2012.
Lectures open to citizens, as well as citizens' forums, are held during recent congresses for enlightenment of the nation and announcement of expertise.
The Academy has been sponsoring seminars primarily in clinical esthetic dentistry for the members of the Academy, as well as for those concerned with dentistry who are interested in esthetic dentistry, in order to raise the level of clinical esthetic dentistry.
The journal, "Esthetic Dentistry," has been issued twice a year since the inauguration of the Workshop, and the 17th volume was released in 2004.
The certification system of the Academy was established in October 1996 during the general meeting of the 7th Congress, and 139 dentists have been certified at present.
The certification system of the Academy was approved at the general meeting (in Hiroshima) during the 14th Congress in November 2003, starting the dental technician/hygienist certification system earlier than any other country in the world. 68 dental technicians and hygienists have been certified at present.
March 1st, 2013