Accredited AACD Members often say it’s not really about the credential - it’s about the journey. AACD Accreditation is the place where you can achieve your full potential as a dental professional. Learn more about the journey and AACD Accreditation in this short video:
Want to learn more? Watch our series "AACD Accreditation Insights: Perspectives from AACD's Accredited Alumni" to hear Accredited Members discuss their journey through the process of AACD Accreditation. In this four-part series, newly Accredited Members share what achieving AACD Accredited status has meant to them, how it has helped them find their way in the field of dentistry, and how it has transformed their practice, and in some cases, their lives.
Also in the series, you'll hear Accredited Members talk about how their philosophy of diagnosis and treatment planning has changed as a result of becoming Accredited and explain the benefits of having a mentor help you through the Accreditation process. In the final video of the series, Accredited Members offer insights and advice for anyone contemplating starting the AACD Accreditation process.
Since 1986, the AACD Accreditation process has provided an excellent opportunity for dentists and laboratory technicians to enhance their professional skills and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Accreditation is an honor - requiring a dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care. The process involves a written exam, submission of clinical cases and oral exam. Learn more about what makes AACD's Accreditation unique.
|Better understand the AACD Accreditation process by reading the Introductory Guide to AACD Accreditation.|
Why Become Accredited?
"To be honest, I wondered the same thing myself. But speaking from personal experience, Accreditation has fundamentally changed the way I look at a smile. And since I’ve achieved Accreditation, I will always judge my results against those high standards."
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"The time, commitment and dedication that's required to complete the Accreditation process is unrivaled. The sense of achievement that comes with it is indeed life changing. These newly Accredited members have completed this task and have so much to be proud of, as they have reached a level of dentistry that is desired by many and achieved by few."
-AACD Accreditation Chairman, Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD.