Open Accreditation

Open Accreditation Reference Materials
Research shows that while most credentialing efforts are developed to meet the needs of members, the most effective ones are not tied to membership criteria for participation. [1] After long and careful deliberation, the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® (ABCD), the credentialing authority of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), opened Accreditation to any dentist and laboratory technician in the dental profession willing to accept the challenge to pursue the highest standards, thus underscoring AACD’s dedication to inclusiveness and standards of excellence. Review the reference materials below to gain a deeper understanding of this visionary and historic change.

Why Open Accreditation?

Membership Level vs. Credential

Practice Management Article Supporting Open Accreditation

Open Accreditation FAQs

Open Accreditation Expert Comments