AACD Accreditation Guides
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AACD Guide to Accreditation Criteria
An invaluable reference for any dentist or technician, the AACD Guide to Accreditation Criteria serves as an aid in recognizing the clinical details that provide the basis for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Highlights of the manual include graphics and photographs of properly treated clinical cases contrasted with those that are less than ideal. This helps Accreditation candidates identify specific areas of concern. Various treatment modalities utilize AACD Accreditation exam criteria to classify each clinical topic and to demonstrate the desired and appropriate results. A unique publication in cosmetic dentistry, the AACD Guide to Accreditation Criteria is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a better understanding of the components of fine smile design and an improved ability to self-critique their clinical casework. If you are interested in what it takes to become a premier cosmetic dentist, order your copy of the AACD Guide to Accreditation Criteria today!


A Guide to Dental Photography
A Guide to Dental Photography
This photography guide was designed and produced specifically to give you guidance relating to photographic requirements for an AACD Accreditation exam presentation. Accreditation by the AACD is a challenging and rewarding goal and should be considered an incredible learning experience as well. As you refine your photographic technique, you will also be reviewing and critiquing your dentistry. The camera enables you to view cases at tremendous magnification, and this provides you with a valuable tool to improve your technique.

The photographic requirements are critical since it is primarily through a slide presentation that a candidate demonstrates their ability to achieve excellent clinical results. This guide has been limited to the views required for Accreditation. It may be helpful to have additional views for a patient's complete record to use for diagnosis, case presentation, self-critique, legal records or even marketing. The required views, however, have been carefully chosen to provide an effective overview of each case as well as ensure consistency in the examination process. For Accreditation presentation you should only present the required views, except for the case chosen to be your technique case, which will require the specific additional views as discussed in the AACD Accreditation Guidelines & Protocol for Dentists."