In 2020, Dr. Jackson was 1 of 2 dentists to be awarded Fellowship in The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD). As of 2020, only 62 dentists have been awarded Fellowship status in the ASD’s 37-year history. The Academy was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas, as a forum for dentists, physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports' injuries. The Academy's mandate is to welcome interested colleagues from all healthcare disciplines to promote the advancement of research/development and education in this field. Activities include the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research on the prevention of dental injuries to athletes.
In order to achieve Fellowship, a member dentist must complete 400 Continuing Education hours within a 10-year span in a variety of sports dentistry categories including:
- Sports dentistry injury treatment
- Sports dentistry injury prevention (including mouthguard fabrication)
- Sports dentistry community activities
- Spit tobacco and oral cancer issues
- Sports training and eating disorders
- Sports dentistry injury epidemiology
Once inducted, a Fellow in good standing is authorized to use the letters “FASD” after his/her name.