AACD credentialing opened to non-members

March 21, 2012
Issue 8

August 20, 2010-The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry’s most recognized advanced credentialing program for dentists and dental laboratory technicians.

August 20, 2010-The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry’s most recognized advanced credentialing program for dentists and dental laboratory technicians.

The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, the credentialing authority of the AACD, has announced that dentists and dental laboratory technicians are eligible to pursue AACD Accreditation regardless of their membership status within the AACD.

This change underscores AACD’s dedication to inclusiveness and standards of excellence, and should provide patients greater access to Accredited dental professionals who have demonstrated a high level of clinical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

“Everyone wins when standards are held high and support and training is made available to many," said AACD Accredited Fellow member and ABCD board member Bradley J. Olson, DDS. “The Accreditation process is an opportunity for dentists and dental laboratory technicians to truly gauge their skill set and expand their skills to a higher level.”

Accreditation in the AACD serves to set standards for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Accreditation is a three-part process, consisting of a written examination, submission of clinical case examinations for evaluation, and an oral examination.

Requirements for Accreditation candidates will be identical for members and nonmembers. Nonmembers will be required to follow the AACD advertising guidelines, and will be subject to a different fee structure than AACD members.

For more information regarding the AACD, visit www.aacd.com, send an and e-mail to pr@aacd.com, or call (800) 543-9220.