Continuing Education

Great Dentists Are Always Learning
Continuing Education

Excellence Through 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 Annual Scientific Sessions

Every year the AACD hosts a conference where dental professionals from all around the globe come together to participate in hands-on workshops, lectures, general session events, social networking events, and learning about the latest tech and trends in an exhibit hall full of industry-leading dental companies. This event gives dental professionals an opportunity to build on what they know, master the latest techniques, and learn about the benefits and resources the AACD has to offer dental professionals of all experience levels. 

Click here, to learn more about our upcoming conference.

Online Education

AACD CEntral Online Learning Platform

Explore CEntral's unique Learning Paths to access AACD-curated content that digs deeper into topics relevant to you. We've made it easy with customized education that gets you where you need to go. Start with any path, and mix and match to create your own personalized learning journey. CEntral includes videos, lectures, continuing education from elite educators, and exclusive access to scientific session content. 

AACD Happy Hours
AACD Happy Hours are fun and interactive events that allow members to network with their fellow peers for 30 minutes and then attend an educational segment for 60 minutes. AACD Happy Hours are brought to you by the Member Relations Committee.
AACD Hands-On @Home
AACD is excited to offer a series of online, hands-on training and lecture-demonstration courses, custom-created for top-class dentists. Learn the latest tips, tools, and techniques in esthetic dentistry with this series of live workshops and trainings designed to give you maximum interaction with instructors. Each course in AACD Hands-on @Home is unique and some may include materials that will be mailed to you several days before the start of your course.

AACD Publications

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's Monthly Practice Management Enewsletter | Practice Matters
Practice Matters is a quick and resourceful, practice management focused news email once a month. Practice Matters features a highly visual and interactive layout to showcase practice management tips from team building to marketing, and everything in between.
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. 

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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