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AACD Meets Academia in New Edition Textbook

A number of AACD members and leaders were involved in the latest update of the Elsevier Publishing text, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol 55 #2 entitled, “Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for Modern Dental Practice: Update 2011.” Guest editors include AACD members John Calamia, DMD, Director of Esthetics at the New York University College of Dentistry, and Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD; along with Richard D. Trushkowsky, DDS.

Other AACD luminaries contributing to this edition include, AACD Immediate Past President Dr. Hugh Flax, Incoming President Dr. Ron Goodlin, Accredited Fellow Dr. John Weston, Dr. Gary Radz; and AACD Members Dr. So Ran Kwon, Dr. Joe C. Ontiveros, Mr. Eric Haupt CDT, and Dr. Anabella Oquendo.

“As AACD evolves into a more evidence-based, teaching organization,” explained Calamia, “we’re bringing the Academy closer to academia and making our brand of education more relevant to current dental students, the core of our future membership.”

The team of editors and contributors has developed a text that will provide students of esthetic dentistry (whether they be generalists, specialists, seasoned practitioners, or recent graduates) with foundational knowledge in a clear and concise text to help them provide to their patients those often elective procedures requested in the modern-day practice of dentistry.

Dr. Calamia’s previous edition of DCNA April 2007 Vol. 51 # 2 entitled, “Successful Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for the Modern Dental Practice,” which includes articles by AACD Past President Nicholas Davis, ABCD Fellowship Chairman Brian LeSage, and past and present AACD educators: Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Vince Kokich, Dr. Galip Gurel, Dr. Stephen Chu, and Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti is sold out. However, it may be viewed through ScienceDirect (, an information source for scientific, technical, and medical research. Subscription required for some sections.

Of particular interest in the original text is research funded by AACD asking the question: “Can a New Smile make you look more intelligent and successful?” by Anne E. Beall.

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