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Ready to take your dentistry to the next level?  What is the AACD Dental Dojo? A dojo is a place for immersive learning.... Read More
New this year and included with your tuition, AACD 2024 National Harbor is bringing the experts to you! Discover how to ... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized nine dental professionals who have demonstrated th... Read More
Marketing for your dental practice just got a new intern—and, great news, it’s free. If you’re struggling to keep up wit... Read More
by Gesica Horn, DDS, FAACD When facing complex problems, patients may find the cost of treatment, even as an entry point... Read More
Embarking on your Accreditation journey? Join AACD's Written Examination Committee (WEC) as they equip you with indi... Read More
by Hugh Flax, DDS, AAACD Want more insight about how digital dentistry can work for you? My new course on AACD CEntral o... Read More
Flexible learning is a method of learning where students are given freedom in how, what, when, and where they learn. Kee... Read More
We are thrilled to extend our exclusive invitation to the 40th Anniversary of the AACD Annual Scientific Session, to be ... Read More
In the dynamic landscape of dentistry, the value of understanding the true worth of your dental practice and planning a ... Read More

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The AACD Celebration of Excellence Award statuette has been dubbed “The Evy,” in honor of the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Eva... Read More
Flexible learning is a method of learning where students are given freedom in how, what, when, and where they learn. Kee... Read More
The AACD Celebration of Excellence Award statuette has been dubbed “The Evy,” in honor of the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Eva... Read More
The AACD is proud to congratulate the winners of our 2022 Smile Portrait Competition. Let's get to know the winners ... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced the newest members to be elected to AACD volunteer leadershi... Read More
The AACD was thrilled to finally have the chance to bestow our coveted AACD Evy Awards upon our deserving winners at AAC... Read More
AACD Accredited Member, Marilyn Calvo, DDS, AAACD, of Hidden Hills, California, was inaugurated as President of the Amer... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of the following st... Read More
The Smile Portrait Competition right around the corner! What is this competition, you ask? Every smile has a story. Some... Read More
They give back. They’re generous. They pay it forward. Most AACDers are aware of the great work being done through our C... Read More
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AACD Accreditation 

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Ready to take your dentistry to the next level?  What is the AACD Dental Dojo? A dojo is a place for immersive learning.... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized nine dental professionals who have demonstrated th... Read More
Embarking on your Accreditation journey? Join AACD's Written Examination Committee (WEC) as they equip you with indi... Read More
By Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD, AACD Accreditation Chairman Understanding the Importance of Line Angles Line angles re... Read More
Join us in welcoming these six clinicians who have achieved AACD Accredited status. The Accreditation process, which was... Read More
Becoming an Accredited Fellow member in the AACD is the highest level of achievement obtainable within the Academy. In a... Read More
by Frank Milnar, DDS, AAACD Candidates pursuing Accreditation must demonstrate clinical excellence and knowledge of the ... Read More
Did you know you have access to an entire curriculum of Accreditation courses, workshops, and lectures on AACD CEntral o... Read More
Join us in welcoming these three clinicians who have achieved AACD Accredited status. The Accreditation process, which w... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is happy to recognize the efforts that six dental professionals have d... Read More
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Conference News 

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New this year and included with your tuition, AACD 2024 National Harbor is bringing the experts to you! Discover how to ... Read More
We are thrilled to extend our exclusive invitation to the 40th Anniversary of the AACD Annual Scientific Session, to be ... Read More
by Bobbi Stanley, DDS, Chair of the Professional Education Committee How do you navigate AACD 2024 National Harbor to en... Read More
Since 1999, the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program has connected adult survivors of domestic/... Read More
Calling all rad dental professionals! Can you believe it's been four decades since the American Academy of Cosmetic ... Read More
Coming to you live at AACD 2024, William C. Strupp, Jr., DDS, FAACD and Michael W. Brumm DMD, CDT, FAACD, will present "... Read More
Whether you’re ready to get started on your Accreditation journey at AACD 2024 National Harbor, or you just want to adva... Read More
"National Harbor is an ideal destination for individuals, couples, and families. Located along the Potomac River on 350 ... Read More
When you attend the AACD Scientific Session, you are choosing to surround yourself with greatness. The AACD Annual Scien... Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is excited to welcome you to our 40th  Annual Scientific Session! Catch the w... Read More
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Clinical Insights 

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by Gesica Horn, DDS, FAACD When facing complex problems, patients may find the cost of treatment, even as an entry point... Read More
by Hugh Flax, DDS, AAACD Want more insight about how digital dentistry can work for you? My new course on AACD CEntral o... Read More
Introducing the Esthetic Skills Studio hybrid study club from AACD, a year-long program for AACD member students, dentis... Read More
by Robert Stanley, DDS, PHD, MS, FAGD, DABOI, FAAID, DICOI Immediate implant placement in anterior site offers numerous ... Read More
According to the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC)’s Twelfth Annual Future of Dentistry Survey in 2020, 26% o... Read More
by Camile Zelen, DDS, AAACD Want to better understand the different compositions of routinely used composites available ... Read More
by Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD Treatment decisions for missing maxillary laterals involve interdisciplinary diagnoses ... Read More
by Richard Miron, DDS, BMSC, MSc, PhD Facial esthetics has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As... Read More
by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD Have you ever left Facebook feeling bad about yourself? "Compare and despair" is a human tr... Read More
by Bernie B. Villadiego, DDS, AAACD When choosing a cosmetic dentist, many prospective patients review before and after ... Read More
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Practice Management 

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In the dynamic landscape of dentistry, the value of understanding the true worth of your dental practice and planning a ... Read More
Practice profitability for dentists depends on a combination of factors that contribute to revenue generation and cost m... Read More
Sponsored by Rosemont Media How much should I budget to market my dental practice online? The biggest key when developin... Read More
Sponsored by Compliancy Group Feeling overwhelmed by the sudden arrival of a HIPAA audit from the Office for Civil Right... Read More
Now available on AACD CEntral online learning platform for AACD members! Dental practice transitions are not just about ... Read More
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Ever feel stressed at work? This new course on AACD CEntral online learning platform will help you define stress, pressu... Read More
A big complaint among cosmetic dentists is not getting enough high-ticket cases and struggling to find the right patient... Read More
by Paul Miklhi, DDS Are you wondering how to transition a PPT office to a fee-for-service office? My newest course on AA... Read More
Writing a bio for your cosmetic dental website can be a bit daunting. But this is one time when it’s essential. The dent... Read More
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Practice Marketing 

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Marketing for your dental practice just got a new intern—and, great news, it’s free. If you’re struggling to keep up wit... Read More
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way businesses approach marketing strategies—including the dental i... Read More
Dentists who want to attract more patients must have a strong online presence, including an improved Google map ranking ... Read More
When we think about "marketing" in our practices, we often limit ourselves to ideas of promotion and advertising. We foc... Read More
by Bobbi Stanley, DDS Want to expand and grow your practice but not sure how? Join me, a dental practice owner and found... Read More
If you want a successful, growing dental practice, you need a solid marketing strategy. And for that, you’ll probably ne... Read More
As a cosmetic dentist, it's essential that your practice is visible online and easily accessible to potential aesthe... Read More
A dental practice in California has been ordered to pay a $23,000 fine and follow a corrective action plan after the den... Read More
Three perspectives, three CEUs, and free for AACD members! Your brand is a reflection of who you are and the way you pat... Read More
By Keith Humes, CEO, Rosemont Media In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for the succe... Read More
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