Congratulations to the Newest Class of 2020!December 2, 2020 by AACD Executive Office
Becoming Accredited member in the AACD is an honor and can only be achieved by completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed examination, and an oral examination. 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.
Becoming an Accredited Fellow member in the AACD is the highest honor obtainable within the academy. In addition to meeting the rigorous requirements of an Accredited Member, an Accredited Fellow has successfully completed cosmetic dentistry that meets the Accreditation standard of excellence set forth by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry for an additional 45 patients. By successfully completing this process, an Accredited Fellow demonstrates a continued ability and sustained commitment to deliver excellence in cosmetic dentistry.
AACD's Newest Accredited Fellow Member
Aparna Sadineni, DDS, FAACD
Dr. Aparna Sadineni earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of California, San Francisco in 2005. She continues to develop her skills and artistry through numerous continuing education courses. In 2017, Dr. Sadineni became an Accredited Member of the AACD. Dr. Sadineni’s favorite aspect of dentistry is the opportunity to serve others because she truly values the relationships she builds with her patients, staff, and community. She also gives back by participating in the Give Back A Smile program. Dr. Sadineni is a big believer in advocacy on behalf of the profession, which has led her to involvement with the Academy of General Dentistry. In her free time, Dr.Sadineni travels and spends time with her husband Kishore. Dr. Sadineni is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Meghana and Srighana.
Michael W. Brumm, DMD, CDT, FAACD
Dr. Michael Brumm received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville in 2006 and his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Kentucky in 2001. In 2017, Dr. Brumm became an Accredited Member of the AACD. Dr. Brumm lectures nationally and internationally and is one of only a few dentists in the United States to have obtained additional qualifications as a Certified Dental Technician. He is an active member and lecturer for the Seattle Study Club, the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, and is the Past-President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Brumm is married and has five beautiful children: Mabry, Makayla, Mila, Michael Jr., and Monica. His interests outside of the dental profession include golf, travel, and fitness.
AACD's Newest Accredited Members
Amos Duncan, AAACD
Mr. Amos Duncan owns and operates Hi Art Dental Studio, a boutique crown and bridge laboratory in St George, Utah. He is an industry veteran with 24 years at the bench. As a technician, he has earned a reputation for both artistry and an unyielding commitment to precision. In his spare time, he enjoys playing pickleball and cooking gourmet meals for family and friends.
Chris Givens, DMD, AAACD
Dr. Chris Givens studied biology and chemistry at Western Kentucky University. After this, Dr. Givens attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1988. Upon graduating, he started a solo practice twenty miles north of Nashville in White House, Tennessee. Dr. Givens has recently formed a partnership called Horizon Dental Partners. The practice now includes implants and laser dentistry in a comprehensive dental philosophy. Dr. Givens’s wife has been his biggest supporter throughout his dental career. Together they have raised two wonderful daughters. He has been a member of the AACD since 2005.
Manu D. Kacker, DDS, AAACD
Dr. Manu Dave Kacker earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University-Chicago College of Dental Surgery. He currently practices outside of Los Angeles in Westlake Village, California. Dr. Kacker maintains a solo dental practice with an emphasis on complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is actively involved in many local and international dental societies. He has taken extensive post-doctoral training in complex restorative dentistry, occlusion, TMJ, cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep disorder treatment and was a faculty member in clinical and restorative dentistry at USC. In his spare time he loves to play tennis, hike and spend time with his wife Mini, his daughter Shaya and son Aishton.
Darin S. Malcolm, CDT, AAACD
Mr. Darin Malcolm earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with an emphasis in medical microbiology and chemistry, from Brigham Young University. Darin has been in the field of Dental Technology since 1998 and has received his certification from the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology in 2014. After working in labs in Utah, Colorado, and Oregon, he now works in Washington with MicroDental as production manager and lead technician. Recently, Darin completed the NADL University for Professional Management. He and his wife, Jennifer, are raising a family of four children. In his personal time, he enjoys Crossfit, learning the bagpipes, and road biking. He has been a member of the AACD since 2017.
Zachary S. Sisler, DDS, AAACD
Dr. Zachary Sisler received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Since graduation, he has immersed himself in over 1000 hours of continuing education covering all facets of dentistry and has been published in numerous dental publications. In 2018, he became Associate Faculty in The Dawson Academy where he attends seminars and hands-on courses to mentor current students on their path to becoming a comprehensive dentist. Dr. Sisler lectures nationally on functional esthetic dentistry and dental photography. He currently maintains a private practice in Shippensburg, PA that focuses on cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. Aside from his practice, Dr. Sisler can be found spending time with his amazing wife, Delilah, and four energetic children, Brady, Rosalie, Vivian and Maxwell.
For more information about AACD’s credentialing programs or to start your AACD Accreditation or Fellowship journey today, visit www.aacd.com/accreditationfellowship.