The AACD Residency program, which launched in August 2018, will provide residents with the clinical and business experience needed to jump start a career in a cosmetic-oriented restorative dental practice. During the two-year program, residents will complete a series of requirements from studying dental literature to implementing simple to complex restorative cases. Under their preceptor’s guidance, they will also gain knowledge and experience relating to all facets of an esthetic restorative dental practice including effective practice management, diagnostic tools, and restorative considerations.
The Residency Application Period Has Closed for 2021.
Meet the 2021 Preceptors
John Weston, DDS, FAACD
La Jolla, California FILLED
David Eshom, DDS, AAACD
San Diego, California FILLED
John K. Sullivan, DDS, AAACD
Springfield, Oregon FILLED
Susan Hollar, DDS, FAACD
Arlington, Texas FILLED
What You Can Expect
Learn one-on-one from some of the most successful restorative dentists in the country.
Observe, document, and execute a variety of cosmetic restorative solutions.
Gain knowledge and experience relating to all facets of an esthetic restorative dental practice including effective practice management, diagnostic tools, and restorative considerations.
Get the skills and confidence you need to enjoy the professional and financial successes that comes with a responsible, esthetic dental practice.
“The AACD Residency program is designed to expose young dentists to the clinical and business side of a fee-for-service style private practice.”
Brian LeSage, DDS, FAACD
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the location and time commitment of the program?
The program is a two-year program where the resident works in the office of the preceptor each day, side by side.
Is there a curriculum that residents and preceptors follow?
Yes, residents will learn key cosmetic dentistry skills in clinical, restorative techniques, esthetics, occlusion, implant, orthodontics and practice management. Potential residents and preceptors can view the clinical requirements, here.
Is there a cost associated with the program?
Yes, those interested in applying will submit a $395 payment with their application.
Is there a stipend associated with the program?
Yes, residents will receive a salary each year of the program that is dependent upon the location of the preceptor.
Who is this program meant for?
Individuals who are considering submitting an application would ideally have completed a GPR or have been graduated from dental school within the last two (2) to five (5) years.
Do I need to be a member of the AACD to apply?
Membership is not required to apply to the AACD Residency Program. If selected however, it is required that you join the Academy.
Where is the residency located and how many positions are there?
The residency positions are dependent upon the number of preceptors we receive in a given year. The location of the residency is dependent upon the location of the preceptor and their practice.
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