AACD Accreditation & Fellowship

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AACD Accreditation & Fellowship

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,


The Accreditation Process


Accredited AACD members often say it’s not really about the credential - it’s about the journey. 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 Accreditaion

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

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



2014 Accreditation Class

Congratulations to the Class of 2014. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry welcomes 17 dental professionals to Accredited Member status and three to Accredited Fellow status. Read More

2014 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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