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About AACD

American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry†(ABCD)

There will be two†open positions in 2024 each for three-year terms as well as a special election for a one-year term. If you are interested in†serving on the ABCD, please†contact Lisa Fitch.

The application deadline is November 30, 2023.

Charge & Primary Duties

The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry shall have the following authority and responsibilities:
  • Establishing and monitoring the curriculum for credentialing
  • Establishing the protocol standards, and requirements for credentialing, provided, however, that the development of alternative standards for becoming credentialed whether of an honorary nature, or based on experience or accomplishments in the profession, shall require the concurrence of two-thirds of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and two-thirds of the Board of Directors.
  • Credentialing examination
  • Establishing and monitoring education programs and speaker training related to credentialing
  • Content and faculty for Credentialing Workshops
  • Membership, qualification, selection and monitoring of all boards of examiners for credentialing
  • Privileges of Accredited Members
  • Materials in the†Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry†and official publications of the Academy specific to credentialing
  • Approval of all general communications specific to credentialing
  • Providing to the Finance Committee in a timely manner, the proposed annual budget for credentialing activities
  • Sole authority for the actual use of funds allocated to credentialing activities
  • Approval of the annual budget and any expenditure of funds from the Academyís reserve account
Click here to view the ABCD's guidelines for board commitment

Time Requirements

  • Attend the AACD Scientific Session and actively participate in all leadership and credentialing related activities during the session.
  • Attend face-to-face meetings (Annual Session, June, October, and January Meetings)
  • Participate in six board conference calls.

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Must be Accredited, be a member in good standing for two years and have attended two AACD annual scientific sessions by the time of election.†
  • ABCD Board members need to have leadership experience and enthusiasm, a co-operative spirit, good computer skills, knowledge in photography, open communication, writing ability, a genuine desire to help the AACD and the Accreditation process continue to flourish and be enhanced.
  • ABCD board members must have the character to mentor and examine MIPís honestly and with constructive criticism, through the Accreditation journey.
  • ABCD board members need to understand that even though they will be representing the Accredited members, the AACD is a national and international academy and all members need to be considered in all policy decisions.

Length of Term

Three Years

Number of Consecutive Terms


Board Size