We will demonstrate that the Academy unequivocally stands for the practice of responsible esthetics…we will be the primary dental resource for patients as they strive to maintain their health, function and appearance for their lifetime…we will clearly state and acknowledge that esthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient, and do no harm…we will strongly encourage that treatment decisions are based on the foundation of evidence-based protocols combined with sound clinical judgment…we will strongly encourage that cosmetic dentistry integrates interdisciplinary medical and dental treatment to enhance outcomes and minimize the loss of healthy human tissue…we will champion and provide minimally invasive treatment protocols, when and where appropriate, that are consistent with the long-term health and needs of the patient…we will encourage the utilization of innovation in technology and materials to deliver dentistry that is predictable and long lasting. Do you like this statement? Let us know what you think.
Posted by Anna Svensson · 2/8/10 3:53pm · 3 years 3 months ago · 3 Views
This is a great mission statement, and speaks to the potential abuse of cosmetic dentistry that results in harm to the patient. This year's annual session clearly reflected the core values described in this mission statement, and its core principles were referred to by several lecturers. The use of the term "esthetic dentistry" speaks to dentistry that is percieved as beautiful, but also involves therapy and cure. The term "cosmetic dentistry" speaks to dentistry that is primarily for the purpose of adornment. Because of this difference, I am pleased that esthetics, health, and function are central to this mission statement. I think that the continuing use of these core values in the AACD's activities will significantly impact dentistry's application of esthetic and cosmetic dentistry in a positive manner.
I really do like the Statement; and I do like even more the timing of the Responsible Esthetics Mission Statement. This because the Statement for me is the dental translation of the the "GREEN TREND" that will flow over the whole world in the next decades. This "GREEN TREND" is not only about flowers & trees, nor is it only about CO2's or Solar Energie. It really is about stop waisting & detoriating natural (also human, dental) resources for present wants & wishes at the expense of future generations (or health, dental health). The author of "The World is Flat" explains this real good is his new book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America ". Thank You AACD!