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Onsite Registration Opens April 24 in Seattle

AACD 2013 is quickly approaching! Remember, if you didn't register for this event already, you can sign up onsite starting at 7 a.m. on April 24. We guarantee this is an event you won't want to miss! Many lectures and courses are still available!

Your tuition includes access to the AACD Exhibit Hall, valuable networking and social events such as the Opening Welcome Reception at the EMP in downtown Seattle, and an opening clinical powersession with Drs. David Garber and Maurice Salama. Brene Brown, a published author who studies vulnerability, courage, and shame, will speak on Thursday morning's general session. Brown recently appeared on Oprah's OWN Network about her book, "Daring Greatly."

While in Seattle, you'll also have the chance to support the AACD Charitable Foundation through participation in the Silent Auction and the Celebration of Smiles event. Celebration of Smiles will be at the Seattle Tap House Grill on Thursday evening. Your ticket includes two drinks, heavy appetizers, music, and much more!

Make the commitment to join us! Visit for more information.

The AACD 2013 Seattle Pre-conference Guidebook is here!

Take a moment to flip through this digital guide and make YOUR wish list for the courses you'd like to take. Course selection opens Dec. 7 for registered attendees.

Read it now:

Register to attend here:

The Seattle Seven

The top 7 reasons to join us for AACD 2013 Seattle:

1. Learn new skills and techniques you can put into practice the following Monday

2.  An all-inclusive educational experience. You never pay extra for any courses, workshops, or general sessions. Plus, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday  and a grand Welcome Reception to kick things off.

3. Networking opportunities galore. In Seattle, you’ll have your pick of the professions' best.

4. The chance to see the latest dental technologies and products displayed in the exhibit hall.

5. The opportunity to give back by participating in the Celebration of Smiles Fundraiser and the Give Back a Smile (GBAS) Silent Auction.

6. Five-star treatment by AACD Staff

7. A unique, fresh perspective on cosmetic dentistry

More reasons here:

Researchers identify 7 parameters to assess dentofacial aesthetics

A team of German researchers has identified seven quantifiable parameters that can be used for the assessment of dentofacial aesthetics, according to a recent article in Dr.Bicuspid.

Through their review, the authors identified seven parameters that are sufficiently and reasonably quantifiable: the smile line, lip line, incisal offset, location of dental and facial midline, incisor angulations and width-to-height ratios of the maxillary anterior teeth, gingival contour, and root coverage and papilla height.

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AACD Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile Program Teams with Heraeus' Venus White® Brand as Official Whitening Challenge Fundraising Partner!

The number one whitening brand sold through dealers joins the effort to restore smiles to victims of intimate partner violence. More info here:

What's the Buzz in DC?

There's a lot going on at the annual scientific session this year! Even if you're not registered for this year's event, feel free to check out the DC Buzz archive for all of the latest conference news!

Transitioning to the Presidency: Ron Goodlin

Dr. Ron Goodlin will take the helm as AACD President during the 28th Annual Scientific Session in DC. Read some of Ron's thoughts about his new leadership position here.

See Beautiful Smiles in the AACD Showcase of Excellence!

Want to see some beautiful smiles crafted by the AACD Accreditation Class of 2012? Click here:

Effectively Managing Patient Perceptions and Expectations

AACDers Pinhas Adar, CDT, MDT, and AACD past president Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD, are featured in the April issue of Inside Dentistry on Enhancing Communication Skills for Optimal Esthetic Transformations. Read it here:

Dr. Kemp's Guide to Digital Photography

AACD Accredited Member, Dr. Philip Kemp, offers a “Photography Tutorial: A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera” via Contemporary Product Solutions.

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Madison, WI 53703
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