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Nominate a Colleague for a Celebration of Excellence Award!

The Awards and Recognition Committee is announcing a call for nominations.
Note: The deadline has been extended to Jan. 24!
Please direct nomination forms and question to Becky Kalin in the Executive Office via email at or by phone 608.237.8806. 

AACD members are eligible for nomination of:
  • Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Award, given to a cosmetic dentistry professional who, through efforts as an educator, has advanced the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Educational contributions include traditional educational institutions, lectures or seminars.
  • Outstanding Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry Award, given to a group or individual who has had an exceptional impact, improvement or advancement in the fields of cosmetic or restorative dentistry.
  • AACD Humanitarian Award, given to an AACD Member for outstanding contributions in charitable and philanthropic causes. All types of humanitarian actions, both inside and outside of the dental industry, will be considered.
  • AACD Rising Star Award, given to an AACD member who shows the greatest leadership potential for the AACD or in the cosmetic dentistry industry in general, regardless of age or length of time within the profession.
  • jCD Award, given to the author(s) of an exclusive jCD article published within the established year (Fall to Fall) that is determined the best of the year.
  • Outstanding Service to the Academy Award, given to an AACD Member who has shown outstanding service to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, given to an AACD member who has made lifetime contributions to the profession, particularly in the area of cosmetic dentistry.

Click here to nominate someone now!

For a list of past years' winners, click here.