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 Curriculum Structure neatly divided into learning paths that guide you to AACD-curated content that digs deeper into topics relevant to you and your career stage. We’ve made it easy with customized education that gets you where you need to go. 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 Dental Dojo Advanced Study Club

Fire up your desire for clinical excellence with our NEW mentoring program that boosts members who are interested in the Accreditation process—or simply want to advance their dental knowledge and clinical skills. This program gives you everything you need to succeed as a dental professional while obtaining top-notch education.

Esthetic Skills Studio Essentials Study Club 

Whether you’re a new dentist or just looking for a broader cosmetic perspective, this 12-month fitness masterclass puts you in touch with your peers and a coach who can guide you through the core foundational curriculum you need to be an excellent cosmetic dentist. This flexible format study club was created for anyone interested in taking their dentistry to the next level, connecting with dental peers, and gaining core strength. Enrollment is filling up for 2025, so save your seat!

Accreditation Written Examination Prep Course

Join AACD’s Written Examination Committee (WEC) as they prepare you for the first step in the Accreditation process, the written examination. The WEC will provide you with study tips and share valuable insight as you prepare to begin your very own Accreditation journey. This course includes a sample examination only available on CEntral, as a bundle with this course. The Written Exam Prep Course is not a requirement for Accreditation but will certainly be beneficial. 


AACD Publications & Resources

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 Bimonthly Midline 
Midline features a highly visual and interactive layout to showcase the latest clinical techniques. Opt-in to receive this quick, clinical news email every other 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 Bimonthly Practice Matters
Practice Matters is a quick and resourceful, practice management focused news email every other month. Practice Matters features a highly visual and interactive layout to showcase practice management tips from team building to marketing, and everything in between. Opt-in to receive this helpful email.
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. 

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.