The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's mission is to promote continuing dental education by offering superior educational opportunities to dental professionals, such as our annual scientific session, virtual dental education courses, the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and various events throughout the year.
Our continuing dental education credits are highly valued in the industry. The focus of our annual scientific session is to allow practitioners to exchange new ideas and receive interdisciplinary and actionable information on a number of topics including:
materials and methods,
cosmetic dental practice development, and
In addition, dentists may earn AGD continuing dental education credits as well as credit towards achieving Accredited status in the AACD. Our Accredited dentists can earn up to three times as much as a general dentist for cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Learn more about our world-class continuing dental education:
The best dental professionals never stop learning. The AACD Virtual Campus is your one-stop-shop for AACD dental education content including over 300 hours of lectures from previous scientific sessions, articles from the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Accreditation resources, and other courses for dentists and dental professionals.
Preview this course in the AACD Virtual Campus:
It Starts With You: 8 Steps to Leadership.
"If you ever want to be a great leader of other people, you must first be a great leader of yourself."
Justin Patton dives into how to reach your highest potential as a leader and discusses the most effective communication skills to not only better your professional life, but your personal lives as well.
This is the first lesson of a 13 part course available on the AACD virtual campus. If you enjoy this first course, please consider a membership to the AACD so that you can enjoy the remaining 12 lessons, earn CE for viewing the course, and benefit from the new courses the AACD is releasing on a regular basis.
Members receive a Premium membership as part of your AACD membership. Through Dental XP, members can access continuing dental education on the go with a library of online videos, lectures, dental publications, webinars, and continuing education (CE) courses.
The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry
The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. The AACD’s flagship publication provides the latest information on current esthetic clinical treatments, techniques, clinical cases, and research. Voted AACD's #1 member benefit and one of the industry’s leading publications, members receive the jCD in both a printed and digital format.
AACD's Monthly Clinical Enewsletter | Midline
Midline features a highly visual and interactive layout to showcase the latest clinical techniques. Opt-in to receive this quick, clinical news email once a month. AACD Members also have access to the Midline Archive so they can reference past articles for tips challenging cases or practice management.
AACD White Papers
AACD produced whitepapers are available to the public and can be found on the AACD homepage, free to download. All members are sent AACD produced white papers on various dental related topics upon their publication.
The AACD Residency program, provides residents with the clinical and business experience needed to jump start a career in a cosmetic-oriented restorative dental practice. During the two-year program, residents will complete a series of requirements from studying dental literature to implementing simple to complex restorative cases.
Affiliate Courses & Events
Bring your in-person network closer to home by attending an affiliate meeting. These courses and events are the perfect place to share insights and learn from your peers!
AACD Speakers Bureau
Looking for a speaker/educator for your next event? Consider an AACD Sanctioned Credentialing Educator. Sanctioned Credentialing Educators are equipped to provide technical expertise to groups seeking Accreditation education.
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