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Bakeman Inaugurated as Next AACD President

May 15, 2019 by AACD Executive Office
AACD President and Accredited Fellow, Elizabeth M. Bakeman, DDS, FAACD, of Grand Rapids, MI, was inaugurated as President of the AACD on April 27th during the AACD’s Annual Scientific Session in San Diego, CA.

Bakeman is an Accredited Fellow of the AACD, an international professional association comprised of more than 5,000 dental professionals dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.

Elizabeth M. Bakeman, DDS, FAACD, graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1983. Since then, she has completed hundreds of hours of extensive continuing education. After joining the AACD in 1995, Dr. Bakeman became an Accredited Member in 2000 and went on to achieve Accredited Fellow status in 2006. She has written articles for countless industry publications and has presented worldwide to aspiring dentists. One of her most recent educational presentations was in San Diego for the 35th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session where she taught Accreditation Case Type 3: Replacing a Missing Tooth in the Esthetic Zone. She is teaching on the same subject in October in an intensive, 16-CE, hands-on workshop environment for AACD’s Continuum. Her philosophy is, “the best way to learn is to teach others.” 

"The best way to learn is to teach others."
— Elizabeth M. Bakeman, DDS, FAACD

Dr. Bakeman has served in the following capacities: member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, past Chair of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry®, is current Chair of the Academy’s Accreditation Committee and the Residency Task Force, immediate past president of the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry, member of the Academy’s Budget and Finance Committee, the Executive Committee, the Fellowship Committee, and the Professional Education Committee, is currently an Accreditation and Fellowship Examiner and has served on the Board of Directors for the past three years. She has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member of the Kois Center, served as a Section Editor for Compendium and presently serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.  

Bakeman’s presidential term with the AACD will continue to April 25, 2020, at AACD 2020 in Orlando
 


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