Dental Student Resources
Interested in learning how you can start learning valuable skills to begin a career in cosmetic dentistry after dental school? The AACD has assembled a roadmap of tools to help you get started!
The AACD is here to help you achieve your goals, whether that's creating a commitment to life-long learning or networking with the brightest minds in cosmetic dentistry.
- NEW MyAACD Network: a private, online community that connects you with over 5,000 peers to call on for insight and knowledge.
- Affiliate meetings: brings your in-person network, closer to home. The perfect place for sharing insights and learning from peers.
- Leadership & volunteer opportunities: gain personal growth and recognition by taking your involvement with the AACD to the next level.
Student Study Clubs
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Interested in having an Accredited Fellow or Accredited Member of the AACD visit your campus? These volunteers speak on responsible esthetic dentistry, the importance of continuing education, the career options beyond graduation.
The AACD Poster Competition creates an outlet for undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior dental faculty, along with clinicians and researchers, to share their scientific findings and to promote greater interaction within the dental community.
Resources after Dental School
This newly lanched program 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.
Accredited AACD Members often say it’s not really about the credential - it’s about the journey. AACD Accreditation is the place where you can achieve your full potential as a dental professional. Learn more about the journey and AACD Accreditation in this short video: AACD Accreditation: Be Better For It.
Since 1986, the AACD Accreditation process has provided an excellent opportunity for dentists and laboratory technicians to enhance their professional skills and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Accreditation is an honor - requiring a dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care. The process involves a written exam, submission of clinical cases and oral exam . . . Read More