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AACD 2016 Toronto


Your Team on the Big Screen at Real Sports

We want you to join us for an evening of catching up with colleagues and making new friends at Real Sports, the #1 sports bar in North America according to ESPN. This #1 sports bar is the venue for AACD 2016's opening Welcome Reception, the first social event of this #1 comprehensive cosmetic dentistry meeting, and we'd like to thank you and your team for being AACD's biggest fans.
Send a photo of you and your team to, and we’ll include your group in the slideshow which will display on the televisions at Real Sports during the Welcome Reception. Show your dental team spirit by submitting a picture. If your dental team roots for a specific TEAM, you can show that spirit as well by wearing the sport team’s apparel in the photo!

Email pictures to by March 15, 2016 to see you and your team up on the big screens!
Real Sports venue for AACD 2016 Welcome Reception
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AACD 2016 Triple Plays Reinvent Your Conference Experience

The Professional Education Committee has developed a completely reimagined structure for delivering the world-class education you have come to expect at the Annual AACD Scientific Session – and we’re calling it the AACD Triple Play. This innovative conference concept is a whole new ball game and brings big hitters up to the plate every morning and afternoon to present on the day’s theme sequentially in the same room.


Here are the daily Triple Play lineups:

Thursday’s Design Triple Plays – Treatment Planning


Friday’s Implementation Triple Plays – Orthodontic and Surgical Options

Saturday’s Realization Triple Play – Restorative Implementation


These AACD Triple Plays are going to be nothing short of legendary, but there’s also so much more! No one rides the bench at AACD 2016. In addition to these rapid fire sessions, attendees can also choose from a three day team track, a Friday laboratory technician focus track, and a laser course. And for anyone looking to take their game to the major leagues, there are the AACD Accreditation track courses and hands-on workshops.

The cutting-edge education in this completely reimagined structure will take you and your team to the pinnacle of excellence in cosmetic dentistry. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t wait! Secure your spot to see all of the Triple Play action! 

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Your Tutition Now Includes Your Ticket to the Celebration of Excellence Gala!

Celebration of Excellence Gala

When you attend an annual AACD scientific session, your tuition always includes: all lectures and applicable hands-on workshops, continental breakfasts and exhibit hall networking lunches and social hours, thrilling general sessions, exhibit hall access and the opening Welcome Reception. This year, we’re giving you even more bang for your buck – your ticket* to the Celebration of Excellence Gala is now ALSO INCLUDED!

If you’ve never attended a Gala, this is your year to experience the ultimate AACD social event that includes great food, dancing, recognition of the newly Accredited members and Accredited Fellows, Evy awards presentations, and the inauguration of our new President.

The Celebration of Excellence Gala will be held at the Fairmont Royal York on Saturday evening, April 30th. Attire is black-tie optional.

*Gala tickets will be available when course selection opens on December 4th for most registrants (November 30 for those who registered for AACD 2016 while in San Francisco).

AACD Excellence Gala
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Online Now: Preliminary Guide to AACD 2016 in Toronto!

Preliminary Guide to AACD 2016 in Toronto

The preliminary conference guidebook to the 32nd Annual AACD Scientific Session in Toronto is now available to view online. Here's just some of what you'll find inside:

  • Courses -- start planning your continuing education curriculum! You may notice course offerings are organized according to the conference’s three themes: Design, Implementation, and Realization, but you can also browse course offerings by day, educator, or topic.

  • General Session Speakers -- Read up on our general session speakers. Set your alarm because you won’t want to oversleep and miss out on these motivating and inspiring presentations.

  • ​Special Events -- Preview the AACD 2016 social events that will have you mingling with your friends and colleagues well into the night.

  • ​Great, Eat, and Meet Activities (GEM) -- Plan activities for your spouse and/or guests to enjoy while you are busy learning.

  • Toronto Highlights -- Learn about all this amazing city has to offer. You many decide you need to extend your trip to make sure you have plenty of time to explore Toronto and the surrounding area.​

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AACD 2016 General Session Speakers Announced!


Wednesday, April 27
The Second City Works

We’re not going to just kick off this year’s Scientific Session, we’re going to fall over – laughing! Second City Works, the business solutions arm of the world famous Second City comedy theater and school of improvisation, will be entertaining conference attendees with a customized comedy performance.
The Second City Works

Thursday, April 28
Walter Bond

Walter Bond is going to share with us his game plan for reaching peak performance. Bond has curated his 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance over the course of his careers in basketball and speaking. During Thursday’s general session, Bond will call us all up off the bench and impart his wisdom to us in a talk entitled “Think! Execute! Dominate!”
Walter Bond

Friday, April 29
Dr. Nido R. Qubein

What do you do when faced with adversity? Dr. Nido Qubein turned adversity into abundance, and he’s coming to AACD 2016 to share his story with us. During Friday’s general session, Dr. Qubein will share with you his ideas and strategies for succeeding through even turbulent times. His authentic message will not just entertain you, it will motivate you to be innovative in the face of adversity.

Dr. Nido R. Qubein

Saturday, April 30
Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey will round out your AACD 2016 experience with a motivational message on creating and maintaining the “customer love” mindset. In a program entitled “Customer Love: Realign Heads, Hearts, and Hands to Drive Results,” Bailey will instruct you on how to build relationships and earn your customers’ love.

Simon T. Bailey
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Get Your Picture with the Stanley Cup at the Give Back a Smile Event at AACD 2016!

Stanley Cup at the Give Back a Smile Event at AACD 2016

Join us at the Hockey Hall of Fame, home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, for the 2016 Give Back a Smile event!  Enjoy some ice time with the many interactive hockey games and activities while visiting with friends and colleagues over a drink and light hors d’oeuvres.  The display of hockey memorabilia is not to be missed and be sure to capture a photo with the Stanley Cup!

Your entire registration fee for this event goes towards the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile program. This year, party and play with a purpose!

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September is National Passport Awareness Month

One aspect of AACD 2016 that may be new to some attendees is the need to use a passport to travel. Conference goers will want to apply for or renew their passport well in advance to ensure smooth travels to Toronto. 

Here are some helpful tips from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs:


  • Save $60 per application by choosing routine service (4-6 weeks processing time) instead of expedited service (3 weeks processing time).  

  • Apply during the off-peak season from September through December to help ensure timely processing of your passport. The busiest months are January through August when passport demand is extremely high and when applications may take longer to process.


  • Adults may conveniently renew passports by mail at any time if they meet certain criteria. 

  • ​Many countries require U.S. passports to have at least 6 months of validity and some require two blank pages for entry.  Review the entry/exit requirements for your destination now.  

  • Look out for passport expiration dates because they can differ.  Many parents forget or don't realize that a child's passport is valid for 5 years unlike adult passports which are valid for 10 years.

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An Innovative Conference Concept in a State of the Art City

This year, the Professional Education Committee has developed a completely reimagined structure for delivering the world-class education you have come to expect from the Annual AACD Scientific Session. 

The conference’s three daily themes: Design, Implementation, and Realization are more than just catch phrases – they are a scaffolding on which the entire conference is structured, and they represent a process that is sequential and cumulative. Each day will build on the knowledge gained the previous day. 

Annual AACD Scientific Session

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All of the courses offered at AACD 2016 are intended to elevate the clinical skills of all conference attendees—the entire dental team—but the AACD will also offer the Accreditation track courses for those attendees who seek to differentiate themselves at a level of excellence only achieved by the most dedicated and passionate dental professionals.

This innovative conference concept couldn’t have a more fitting background than the city of Toronto. Home to more than 4.7 million people, Toronto is the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of Canada. 

Recently awarded the Best in Travel 2015 epithet by Lonely Planet and selected as a Hot Destination for 2015 by Orbitz, Toronto boasts truly world class shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

Between the world class education, industry related shopping in the exhibit hall, and AACD social events, attendees may want to plan on extending their visit to Toronto to ensure plenty of time to explore this buzzing metropolis.

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AACD 2016 Educators Announced!

AACD 2016 boasts a completely reimagined structure for delivering the comprehensive world-class education you’ve come to expect from the AACD. The conference’s daily themes of Design, Implementation, and Realization will guide you through the process of framing a patient for a new smile, and these top educators will be there to guide you along that path.

The featured educators for AACD 2016 will include: AACD 2016, Toronto
Bill Robbins David Sarver Michael Pikos Andrea Ricci
Bill Robbins, DDS David Sarver, DMD Michael Pikos, DDS Andrea Ricci, DMD
Markus Blatz Gerard Chiche John Kois  
Markus Blatz, DMD Gerard Chiche, DDS John Kois, DMD  
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