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The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced the newest members to be elected to AACD volunteer leadershi... Read More
The AACD Connect mobile app is sure to be your newest favorite tool and will serve as your go-to source for up-to-the mi... Read More
Here’s a universal truth: No one likes to give criticism, but most people want to hear it! An AACD member recently poste... Read More
Einstein said it best: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." This new AACD CEnt... Read More
 Throughout April, AACD is excited to offer a series of online, hands-on training and lecture-demonstration courses cust... Read More
Few things help cosmetic dental practices thrive more than having an excellent reputation. Having a well-known practice ... Read More
by Pio Modi, DDS When it comes to managing implant esthetics, there is much to consider. From plannning considerations t... Read More
by David Eshom, DDS, AAACD Looking to increase revenue during the pandemic? Look no further than clear aligners! Introdu... Read More
by Rhodri Thomas, DDS Quite often we are told to follow our passion, and when we are young it may not be the most helpfu... Read More
Cosmetic treatments boost patient confidence and widen smiles, so why do patients often delay getting them scheduled? Un... Read More

AACD News 

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The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced the newest members to be elected to AACD volunteer leadershi... Read More
AACD Accredited Member, David K. Chan, DMD, AAACD, of Ridgefield, WA, was inaugurated as President of the American Acade... Read More
The AACD Connect mobile app is sure to be your newest favorite tool and will serve as your go-to source for up-to-the mi... Read More
by AACD President, Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD No doubt about it. 2020 was a tough year, for dental practices and for ... Read More
This has been a challenging year for all of us. AACD leadership and staff have been faced with many difficult decisions ... Read More
 Throughout April, AACD is excited to offer a series of online, hands-on training and lecture-demonstration courses cust... Read More
The Smile Portrait Competition is here! What is this competition, you ask? This is an opportunity for our members to sho... Read More
The AACD will continue its residency program in 2021 with four new preceptors. Each resident will be learning from an AA... Read More
By Lisa Fitch, CAE, Director of AACD Charitable Foundation October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a time to ... Read More
Cosmetic Dentistry’s​ Ultimate Authority On Creating Beautiful Smiles​ AACD CEntral is a vast learning libra... Read More
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AACD Accreditation 

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Becoming an Accredited Fellow member in the AACD is the highest honor obtainable within the Academy. In addition to meet... Read More
Becoming Accredited member in the AACD is an honor and can only be achieved by completing a rigorous credentialing proce... Read More
You’re the best in the business—at the top of your field. You’re a cosmetic dentistry superhero! When you’re at the pinn... Read More
By: Julie Gillis, DDS, AAACD   So, you have made the awesome decision to become a better cosmetic professional by pursui... Read More
Becoming Accredited or an Accredited Fellow in the AACD is an honor and can only be achieved by completing a rigorous cr... Read More
Being a successful student often requires learning how to study. As a dental student, you probably devised strategies an... Read More
By Brenda Kay Jennings, DDS, AAACD Sometimes I think to myself, how did I ever start a “practice” just out of dental sch... Read More
by Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD, AACD Fellowship Chair Fellowship is the highest level of achievement recognized by the ... Read More
by Lauren J. Shanard DDS, AAACD   Have you ever considered setting a new life goal, making a career change, or doing som... Read More
It's important to capture excellent clinical images for AACD Accreditation submissions. Photos that are poorly shot ... Read More
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Conference News 

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Dear Colleagues, The AACD Board of Directors regrets to announce that the AACD 2021 Rockies, the 37th Annual Scientific ... Read More
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Clinical Insights 

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Einstein said it best: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." This new AACD CEnt... Read More
by Pio Modi, DDS When it comes to managing implant esthetics, there is much to consider. From plannning considerations t... Read More
It's no secret that 2020 brought us many challenges to overcome. With 2021 right around the corner, it's the per... Read More
by Rhodri Thomas, DDS Quite often we are told to follow our passion, and when we are young it may not be the most helpfu... Read More
by Matthew Young, DDS Dental implants are a long-lasting way to restore a missing tooth, or missing teeth, using a titan... Read More
by John Slate, DMD As a new member of the AACD I am excited to share cases like this one with the many tremendous clinic... Read More
by Sandra Hulac, DDS, FAACD As AACD members and esthetic-oriented dentists who believe in the most beautiful solutions, ... Read More
by Jeffrey Lineberry, DDS, AAACD Want to learn more about cracked teeth and how you can diagnose and manage them?  Crack... Read More
by Dawn Wehking, DDS You're a great dentist. You spend your time and money on continuing education to make sure you ... Read More
By Hakam Mousa, DDS, MSD As we all know, porcelain veneers have been used for many years to create pleasing esthetic and... Read More
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Practice Management 

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Here’s a universal truth: No one likes to give criticism, but most people want to hear it! An AACD member recently poste... Read More
There’s a reason why John Maxwell said, “teamwork makes the dream work” and it's no surprise why that phrase resonat... Read More
Few things help cosmetic dental practices thrive more than having an excellent reputation. Having a well-known practice ... Read More
by David Eshom, DDS, AAACD Looking to increase revenue during the pandemic? Look no further than clear aligners! Introdu... Read More
by Ron Goodlin, DDS, AAACD “Photographic-Assisted Diagnosis & Treatment Planning," my newest course now available on AAC... Read More
Cosmetic treatments boost patient confidence and widen smiles, so why do patients often delay getting them scheduled? Un... Read More
by Leon Hermanides, CDT As the owner or manager of a successful dental laboratory, you'll need artistic skill, curio... Read More
by Xana Winans, Golden Proportions Marketing If you're suddenly realizing you may not be prepared for a plummet in p... Read More
By My Social Practice A great website is just as important to your cosmetic dental practice marketing efforts as your st... Read More
In the past, dentists and technicians did not truly "collaborate." Each had separate roles and responsiblities, and comm... Read More
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Practice Marketing 

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by Michael DiFrisco, CAE Here’s a universal truth: The more similar the services, the more important the differences. An... Read More
by My Social Practice Most of your marketing efforts are focused on how they will boost your practice and help you be mo... Read More
by My Social Practice Here are 6 quick post ideas for your cosmetic dental Instagram page: Run a contest! Invite your pa... Read More
Instagram and Facebook have a way to create, design, and share photos and videos for 24 hours. This feature is called In... Read More
The element of surprise is not the most comfortable for a patient in a dental setting. Getting your patients to commit t... Read More
What is Instagram? Instagram is a social network similar to Twitter and Facebook. Instagram's main focus is posting ... Read More
Wendy O’Donovan Phillips “That marketing tactic didn’t work for our practice after three months.”   “I think we should s... Read More
By Justin Bosco, President of Form + Function What is Link Building and Why Is It Important? Link building is the proces... Read More
An excellent way to boost participation and attention for your social media pages is to run an occasional contest or giv... Read More
Introducing the answer to the #1 question cosmetic dental practices have about social media: “What should I post?” and “... Read More
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