Apply for and take the written examination at the Annual AACD Scientific Session or at a Scantron/Meazure Testing Center.
Written Examination Application
Sample Examinations (Online Only)
After all clinical cases have passed, candidate receives invitation to oral examination
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Accreditation Protocol for Dentists (PDF)
Accreditation Protocol for Lab Techs (PDF)
The Accreditation Oral Examination is an opportunity for the dentist/ lab technician to verify and authenticate passed casework and treatment planning abilities. The candidate may be asked questions about case selection, diagnosis and treatment planning, or materials and techniques on any of their passed clinical case submissions. Knowledge should clearly demonstrate a familiarity and understanding of these cases. The candidate will also be presented with information regarding a pre-selected case. Adequate time will be allowed for the individual to formulate a treatment plan, which will then be shared and discussed. Additional questions may be asked that cover related topics considered relevant by the examiners.
Eligibility for Appearance at the Oral Examination
To take the oral examination at the next given date, the following requirements must be met:
Guidelines for Appearance at the Oral Examination
Dress professionally and be on time. You should be completely familiar with the clinical cases.
Clinical Cases and Documentation
Pass: With the successful completion of the oral examination, a dentist/lab technician becomes an Accredited Member of the AACD.
Fail: A dentist/lab technician may retake the oral examination one time immediately following the expiration of their five-year time period and must successfully pass the next time the oral examination is administered. A second failure at the oral examination terminates the Accreditation process. Submission of a new written examination application is required to begin the Accreditation process again.
Receive your award at next Annual AACD Scientific Session.