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AACD 2015 in San Francisco: May 6 - May 9, 2015

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AACD 2015 Conference Guidebook Digital Edition Now Available

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AACD Power Sessions on Esthetic Topics

Power Sessions

At AACD 2015 in San Francisco, May 6-9, attendees will have access to hard-hitting, topical, and timely courses that will transform the way you think about continuing dental education—and your dental practice.

Here are some Power Sessions you can expect at the 31st Annual AACD Scientific Session.


Gala Tickets Now on Sale!


You won't want to miss out on the formal social event of the conference: the elegant Celebration of Excellence Gala is always a memorable evening of great food, wonderful friends, stellar entertainment, Evy Awards ceremony, and the inauguration of AACD's next president.

This year's Gala will be held on Friday (a change from the traditional Saturday evening event) at Moscone West.

This event sells out quickly and tickets are limited, so grab yours today!

To inquire about tickets please email



"Slide" On In To the GBAS

Event in San Francisco!

Join us at the Annual AACD Scientific Session as we party with a purpose on Thursday, May 7 from 8:00Slide p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The venue, Slide, is also known as the prohibition playground and is a modern day speakeasy. You can enter by slide or stairs! Your $40 ticket includes one drink, hors d'oeuvres and musical entertainment. Proceeds support survivors of domestic and sexual violence to receive life-changing smile restorations through the AACD Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program. If you're already registered for AACD 2015, click here to secure your tickets. 

Must be 21 or older to attend.  Tickets are limited! 

Welcome Reception Location Announced

The Annual AACD Scientific Session is renowned for its entertaining and memorable welcome receptionsCalifornia Academy of Sciences and San Francisco 2015 will be no exception. Wednesday evening, May 6, after the annual membership meeting (a change in day from previous years), the AACD 2015 Welcome Reception will take place at the California Academy of Sciences from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. The Academy has been called one of the most spectacular and unforgettable venues on Earth. A bold statement, to be sure, but it’s definitely not your average venue. Home to an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, the Academy offers a universe of possibilities under one living roof. Don’t miss this kick-off social event in the City by the Bay, included with your registration.

New Learning Opportunities at AACD 2015!

AACD is proud to offer two new learning opportunities:

Young Dentist Symposium
AACD will offer "Cosmetic Dentistry: The Next Generation" featuring five up-and-coming dental professionals

Blended Education
Receive six FREE courses online and a chance to earn 9 CE through a blended education opportunity that combines online learning with one in-person course at AACD 2015 in San Francisco in composite dentistry.
Dr. Drew to Open AACD 2015!
Loveline's Dr. Drew Pinsky will speak at the opening general session of AACD 2015 on Wednesday, May 6. 

Dr. Pinsky is a practicing physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and a member of the staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine. He starred in the reality series "Celebrity Rehab," which chronicled celebrity addictions.

He is the host of HLN’s "Dr. Drew on Call," and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "Loveline," where he has taken calls from listeners about love, sex, and relationships since 1984. He also hosts the Dr. Drew Podcast, and the Adam and Dr. Drew Podcast with Adam Carolla, his former "Loveline" co-host. In addition, he has authored several New York Times bestselling books. 


AACD 2015 Educators Announced!

The top lineup for this year's event has just been released.* Educators for this year's event include:
Dr. Christian Coachman
Dr. Eric Van Dooren
Dr. Didier Dietschi
Dr. Galip Gurel
Dr. Dwayne Karateew
And, as part of an extended lab program...
Mr. Peter Pizzi
Mr. Nondas Vlachopoulos
Mr. Michel Magne
Course selection opens Friday, Dec. 5. Reminder: You must be registered to begin choosing courses.
*Program subject to change

Why Attend AACD 2015? 

Join AACD for the 31st Annual Scientific Session, which will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone West Convention Center. Members will have access to hands-on workshops and lectures, stellar social events, and so much more. Course selection opens Friday, Dec. 5 (you must be registered before you can choose courses).

Read a special message from AACD President Dr. Jim Hastings on why you should join AACD in San Francisco.

Reasons to Come to San Francisco:
  • Education. The AACD's focus on comprehensive cosmetic dentistry is second to none.
  • Networking. Meet some of the world's brightest and most progressive dental professionals!
  • The AACD Exhibit Hall. See all of the latest and greatest dental technologies the world's most innovative vendors have to offer. 
  • Social Events. AACD knows how to throw a fantastic party. 
  • All-Inclusive Conference Experience. You'll receive breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, an Opening Welcome Reception with entertainment, and access to nightly cocktail receptions with fellow attendees.
Mark your calendar and plan to join your Academy for what will be another incredible meeting on the West Coast! In addition to some great education, you'll have the chance to spend some time in one of America's most beautiful cities.
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"AACD’s annual scientific session is a MUST for anyone who is looking to ignite their passion for dentistry! Not only does the AACD conference provide educational opportunities that are second to none from world’s leading clinicians, their general session speakers will uplift your spirit and inspire you!"
--Jerome Cha, DDS, AAACD



AACD Virtual Campus: Orlando Courses Added!

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AACD 2014 in Orlando courses are now available!

Take control of your own learning. When you become an AACD Virtual Campus student, you’ll receive 24-7 access to the robust AACD Virtual Campus Media Library at an unbeatable price.

All of the available education in the virtual campus library is taken directly from AACD Annual Scientific Sessions, cosmetic dentistry's premier educational event. Earn up to 72 CE for as little as $5.50 per credit!

Access the campus anywhere you have an Internet connection, when it’s convenient for you. 

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