The Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs has been defined by the vision and life of Dr. Richard V. Tucker whose ideas and example transcend time. Our mission is to elevate and sustain the professional character and education of operative dentists through the formation of operating study clubs to include both a clinical and didactic component; to encourage innovation and demonstrate clinical excellence during study club, mentoring, annual meetings and in every day practice;  to advance the Tucker technique of precise cast and direct gold as our preferred method of restoration and to consider other restorative materials which may provide appropriate, life long restorations; and to provide an opportunity to nurture and educate the next generation of dentists with humility and grace.

Welcome to the website of the Academy of Richard V. Tucker Study Clubs.

Hugo Ciaburro, D.M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.(c) President

This website is meant to be a source of information not only for members, but also for dentists interested in learning more about this fabulous restorative technique, as well as for patients curious to learn about some of the longest-lasting dental restorations currently available.

The use of gold to restore teeth goes back many thousands of years. For more than a century in our western society, gold dental restorations have always been considered the ultimate reference in terms of quality, longevity and comfort. More than ever, gold restorations are still one of the best restoration available today!

Dr. Richard V. Tucker dedicated his exceptional career to re-thinking the techniques used to create fine gold work, bringing it to an unmatched level. The quality of his dental work was outstanding, as is the work of dentists today who commit themselves in providing this kind of dental restoration.

 This Academy brings together several hundred dentists grouped into dozens of study clubs, primarily in the U.S.A. and Canada, but also in Europe and Japan, who are committed to providing outstanding dental restorations for their patients.

Feel free to browse this website, to find out about who we are, what we teach and what type of dental work we are proud to provide to our patients. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the Academy’s Officers or directly one of the members from your region.