Dedicated to Advancing Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
Pricing | Membership Types
ACCREDITED Dentist & ACCREDITED Lab Technician
1 Year Membership | $995 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
2 Year Membership (Savings of $145) | $1,845 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
3 Year Membership (Savings of $275) | $2,710 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
Has successfully completed the comprehensive Accreditation process, demonstrating a very high level of clinical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry. Obtaining this status consists of a written examination, delivering and extensively documenting a broad range of cosmetic treatment solutions for five patients and an oral examination.
ACCREDITED Lab Technician:
Has successfully completed the comprehensive Accreditation process, demonstrating a very high level of clinical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry. Obtaining this status consists of a written examination, delivering and extensively documenting a broad range of cosmetic treatment solutions for three patients and an oral examination.
Dentist and Lab Technician
1 Year Membership | $695 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
2 Year Membership (Savings of $145) | $1,245 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
3 Year Membership (Savings of $275) | $1,810 6 Month Installment Plan Option Available
An individual who has graduated from a four-year dental program through an accredited dental school and holds a dental license.
An individual who manufactures dental prosthetics, crowns, and dentures according to the specification sent by the dentist or owns a company that performs this type of work.
1 Year Membership | $695
A full-time member of the teaching staff at a recognized college or university.
Recent Graduate, Resident/Post Graduate programs, Active Military, Office Staff and Retired Dentists & Lab Technicians:
1 Year Membership | $345
An individual who has graduated within the last 2 years from a four-year dental program through an accredited dental school in the United States or internationally. (Documentation required with graduation date)
Resident/Post Graduate programs:
An individual who is in a General Practice Residency (GPR) program or full-time post-doctoral program. This includes any U.S. dental programs for international dentists seeking a U.S. dental degree. (Documentation required with completion date)
An individual who is actively serving in the U.S. Military while practicing dentistry. (Documentation required)
Hygienist, Dental assistance, Office Staff
Retired Dentists & Lab Technicians:
A retired dentist or lab technician who wants to stay connected with the Academy, but no longer practices, does business, or earns income in the dental industry.
1 Year Membership | $200
An individual who is registered as a full-time dental student in a World Health Organization Professional School leading to a dental doctorate degree (DDS, DMD, BDSc, etc. or a CDT degree). Please note: this rate is only available to students working toward their above stated dental degree (Documentation required with projected completion date)
The Academy has not raised dues since pre-pandemic. We remain dedicated to serving our members effectively while providing cutting edge esthetic education, setting the standard for clinical excellence, and building connected communities of practice. This increase allows AACD to continue improving upon our ability to serve members effectively while offering world-class benefits and making membership a savvy investment in your future and professional development.
What You Get as an AACD Member
Inspiration to push yourself to be your best, always
Esthetic excellence through comprehensive education
A way to stand out from generalists and wannabees
Personal and professional growth and earning potential
Meaningful relationships with your likeminded, passionate AACD family
The opportunity to achieve clinical confidence, personal honor, and professional credibility through AACD Accreditation, the only advanced credential in esthetic dentistry
Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry: Your membership includes a subscription (print and digital) to the profession’s premier clinical, peer-reviewed publication with CE in every issue
AACD CEntral Online Learning Platform: Instant access to dozens of easy-to-navigate learning paths that allow you to learn on your own schedule. Take your skills up a notch and earn CEU’s with online courses, scientific session records, jCD archives, whitepapers and more complete with new CEU opportunities added monthly.
Exclusive Access to the AACD Esthetic Skills Studio Study Club: This hybrid study club is a unique space to learn from the experts, practice with your peers, and gain muscle as a cosmetic dentist. Includes three types of coaching: Live workouts, on-demand workouts, and access to an AACD Accredited Coach.
Preferred Member Pricing on Conference Tuition: Don’t miss the career-enhancing power of attending the AACD Annual Scientific Session! The flagship conference of the AACD offers lectures, hands-on education, networking with talented peers, and takeaways to start implementing right away.
Online Events Year-Round: The AACD webinar series is packed with clinical and practice management topics you can access online. AACD earn CEUs for attending. Webinars are typically on Thursdays at 7:00 pm CT, but keep up with the event calendar here.
My AACD Network:This is your private, online community, connecting you with over 3,900 peers to call on for insight and knowledge. One of the best ways to receive member updates, you’ll want to be sure to stay in touch using this platform.
New Member Mixer: Are you feeling connected with member peers yet? Need a little help navigating member benefits? Each quarter, be sure to jump on a quick 45-minute virtual Zoom call with both new and longtime members. We'll have a brief agenda prepared, but always time for Q&A. Keep an eye out for your personal invitation via email or pre-register here.
Find-a-Dentist Locator: Your member profile page helps patients find you and view your credentials in this online search tool. www.aacd.com/profiles
Use of the AACD Logo:Show your affiliation with the largest cosmetic dentistry-focused organization in the world in your marketing, promotions, and on your website.
Have your cases featured on AACD's social media platforms and website on #MemberPostMondays
AACD Accreditation: Take your dentistry to a whole new level requiring dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care. The accreditation process involves a written exam, submission of clinical cases, and oral examination; it’s a big deal! www.aacd.com/accreditation
FREE DPG Membership:AACD members can receive discounts up to 60% on the dental products and professional services you are already buying with free access to Dental Purchasing Group
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