Continuing Education

Great Dentists Are Always Learning
Continuing Education

Excellence Through Education

AACD Dental Continuing Education


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:

  • clinical procedures,
  • materials and methods,
  • cosmetic dental practice development, and
  • self-enrichment.
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:
AACD 2020 Orlando
AACD Con•tin•u•um
Learn from top AACD dental educators on topics that have a direct influence on your journey to AACD Accreditation and clinical performance goals. In partnership with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, the AACD Con•tin•u•um dental education courses offer a hands-on workshop environment with a low student to instructor ratio. 
Online Education
AACD Virtual Campus
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.

NEW RELEASE! Preview this course that has just been added to 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.
Dental XP
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. 
Restorative Nation
AACD members receive Gold Charter Membership to Restorative Nation as part of their membership. Members can access in-depth clinical collection videos, live webinars and recorded webinars and interative treatment planning challenges.
Residency Program
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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