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The AACD Receives a 4.9 out of 5 Satisfaction Rating

February 17, 2020 by AACD Executive Office

AACD Annual Conference, Education, and Membership Process All Gain Top Scores in an Independent Evaluation

“Being a member has improved the quality of my dentistry and the enjoyment of my career.” ~Brian Gilbert, DDS, AAACD

While membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is so much more than any one event, one of the often-cited most-enjoyed benefits of AACD membership is the Scientific Session, held annually in April. The annual conference is so well-loved in fact, that the AACD Annual Scientific Session recently received a 4.9 out of 5 rating for overall experience and was awarded “Best Product” by Dental Product Shopper.

What is the AACD Annual Session and why should I go?

The AACD Annual Scientific Session, held this year in Orlando, April 22-25, features leading educators and stellar social events, and provides dental professionals with maximized CE opportunities, time to network, have fun, and build relationships. Not to mention, there is a plethora of hands-on workshops designed to take your cosmetic dentistry to the next level. Here are a few of the reasons evaluators cited for attending the AACD scientific session:

  • The best and brightest world-renowned educators
  • Inspiring headline speakers
  • High-energy and motivated practitioners from all over the world
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth
  •  A community of like-minded dentists in a collegial environment

“Cutting-edge education with the best headline speakers, all in one place.” ~Nathaniel Hill, DDS 

Learn more about AACD 2020 Orlando.

Why should I join the AACD?

Evaluators had much to say about the scientific session and did not hold back on why they become involved and why they stay involved as members of the AACD, either. The theme that carries through many of their comments is that they value the education, the camaraderie, and the networking. AACD members love the accessibility to cutting-edge education, not only at the Scientific Sessions, but in the AACD Virtual Campus as well, an online repository of digital courses, whitepapers, and on-demand lectures. The educational opportunities offered by membership in the AACD scored a 5 out of 5 in the Dental Product Shopper survey, while the value of professional affiliation with the AACD scored 4.9 out of 5. When asked why they became AACD members, dentists said they joined:

  • To provide the best quality esthetic dentistry
  • For the camaraderie and networking
  • To pursue Accreditation through the most highly recognized and respected cosmetic dentistry credentialing programs
  • To enhance professional development
  • To be associated with highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care
  • For the access to cutting-edge education
  • To surround themselves with inspiring and like-minded dentists

Being a part of the AACD is a “great opportunity to get to know others who share a passion for beautiful, quality dentistry,” ~ W. Johnston Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD

What are the specific benefits of becoming an AACD member?

There’s a reason the overall satisfaction ratings of AACD members hover at a steady 4.9 out of 5. As members see it, there are several distinct benefits they receive through AACD membership. These include education, networking, marketing/practice management resources, along with the prestigious honor of achieving AACD Accredited member status. Click here for a listing of member benefits you’ll enjoy when you sign up to join the AACD. But don’t take it from us—take it from our members:


“The learning opportunities provided by the AACD are plenty to meet today’s demands,” said Dr. Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, an Accredited Member who named the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and the AACD Virtual Campus as some of his favorite member benefits.

"When I read the AACD journal and go to the annual meetings, I am always rejuvenated with creativity and energy." ~Angela Ferrari, DDS


"Achieving AACD Accreditation is one of the most valuable educational experiences in my career. It was very difficult, but extremely rewarding.” ~ W. Johnston Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD


 “The AACD has made my career fun, meaningful, artistic, fulfilling, and lifelong.” ~Alexandra Arnold, DMD

“I appreciate the group’s high standard for responsible esthetics and like-minded, passionate peers.” ~ Marshall Hanson, DDS, FAACD

To read the AACD Experience Evaluation by Dental Product Shopper and get the full scoop on our 4.9 out of 5 overall experience rating, click here.

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