AACD Accreditation & Fellowship

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AACD Accreditation & Fellowship


The Accreditation Process


Accredited AACD members often say it’s not really about the credential - it’s about the journey. In this video, AACD Accredited Alumni discuss their journey, sharing what achieving AACD Accredited status has meant to them, how it has helped them find their way in the field of dentistry, and how it has transformed their practice, and in some cases, their lives.

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

Introductory Guide to AACD Accreditation

Better understand the AACD Accreditaiton process by reading the Introductory Guide to AACD Accreditation.

Why Become Accredited?


"To be honest, I wondered the same thing myself. But speaking from personal experience, Accreditation has fundamentally changed the way I look at a smile. And since I’ve achieved Accreditation, I will always judge my results against those high standards."

John Weston,


Accredited Member Benefits

  • Use of AACD Accredited Member logo
  • Right to advertise Accredited member status
  • Preferred listing within the online referral directory (find a dentist or find a laboratory technician locators)
  • AACD Accredited Member pin
  • Recognition ribbon at the Annual AACD Scientific Session
  • Recognition onstage at the Annual AACD Scientific Session and your case featured in the Showcase of ExcellenceAward upon attainment
  • Accredited Member medallion
  • Exclusive reception at Annual AACD Scientific Session
  • Public relations efforts on your behalf from the AACD Executive Office
  • Eligiblity to run for one of five designated seats on the AACD Board of Directors; and the right to run for ABCD and Executive Committee positions
  • Entitlement to vote for certain positions (ABCD and NALDC)
  • Eligibility for credentialing committee service (Accreditation Committee, Written Exam Committee, Accreditation Examiner)
  • Can be part of and participate in the Facilitators Program (reaching out to and encouraging members in the process)
  • Ability to be part of and present on behalf of the University Outreach Program
  • Potential to become an AACD Sanctioned Credentialing Educators
  • Can pursue AACD Fellowship

2015 Accreditation Class


Congratulations to the Class of 2015. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry welcomes nine dental professionals to Accredited Member status and five to Accredited Fellow status. Read More

2015 Showcase of Excellence

Be inspired to take your AACD Membership to the next level. Discover the accomplishments achieved by dental professionals in the newly Accredited and newly Accredited Fellow Showcase of Excellence.
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Accreditation Starts Here

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