AACD's Credentialing Class of 2018 Joins Ranks of Elite Practitioners

April 20, 2018 by AACD Executive Office

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized and honored 18 dental professionals who have demonstrated their dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care by becoming credentialed by the AACD. This year, the AACD acknowledged 14 newly Accredited Members and four newly Accredited Fellows during the 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session in Chicago.
AACD Accreditation is an honor and can only be reached by completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, oral examination, and the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed evaluation. The Accreditation process, which was developed by the AACD and is the world’s most recognized advanced credentialing program, encourages further education, interaction with like-minded colleagues, and the opportunity for professional growth. Accreditation requires dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care.

AACD’s New Accredited Members:

Margarita Aleksanyan, DDS, AAACD; Anthony Michael Gadbois, DDS, AAACD; Carole E. Landman, DDS, AAACD; Ryan S. Lim, CDT, AAACD; Marianella Marin Rivera, DDS, AAACD; Saiesha K. Mistry, BDS, MSc, AAACD; Carmen Nicholas, MDT, AAACD; James R. Predmore, DDS, AAACD; Nick Seddon, DMD, AAACD; Robert L. Strain, DDS, AAACD; Allan S. Thomas, DMD, AAACD; Priya S. Tirumalasetty, DDS, AAACD; Matthew D. Webb, DDS, AAACD and Michael A. Weiss, DDS, AAACD.

Newly Accredited Class 2018

The AACD also welcomed four new Accredited Fellows to its ranks. The purpose of Fellowship is to provide the highest level of achievement for members in accordance with the AACD's mission of education and excellence.

AACD’s New Accredited Fellows:


Marshall W. Hanson, DDS, FAACD has been a member of the AACD since 2004 and achieved Accredited Member status in 2013. He graduated with Honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2007 and currently works at Villa Dental in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Ken Hovden, DDS, FAACD has been a member of the AACD since 1998 and achieved Accredited Member status in 2008. He graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BS in Biology and BA in Political Science.  He obtained his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Hovden has practiced comprehensive, esthetic, restorative dentistry in the San Francisco Bay area for 36 years.

Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD has been a member of the AACD since 1996 and achieved Accredited Member status in 2005. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Peck teaches dental residents at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, serves on the Board of Directors of Dental Care Plus, a Cincinnati based dental insurance company, and serves on the AACD Board of Directors.

Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD has been a member of the AACD since 1996 and achieved Accredited Member status in 2012. He received his doctorate at the UCLA School of Dentistry, has trained at the F.A.C.E. institute and is a member of Catapult Education. Dr. Snyder was on the faculty at U.C.L.A. where he created and co-directed the first two-year graduate program in aesthetic and cosmetic restorative dentistry. He maintains a practice in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Left to right: Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AACD American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry Chairman; Ken Hovden, DDS, FAACD;  
Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD; Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD; Marshall W. Hanson, DDS, FAACD and Bradley Olson DDS, FAACD, AACD Fellowship Chairman

The newly credentialed dental professionals were recognized and received their awards during a special ceremony at the 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session held April 18 – 21, in Chicago.
For more information about AACD’s credentialing programs, visit www.aacd.com/accreditationfellowship.

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