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All Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) are interested in continuing education in cosmetic dentistry. Some Members elect to advance their training through the AACD Accreditation process.
AACD Accredited Members and Accredited Fellow Members have completed a comprehensive credentialing program and have demonstrated a high level of clinical skill and ability to perform cosmetic dentistry procedures. These individuals are recognized as being among the top cosmetic dentists in the world.Find A Dentist
Accredited Fellow is the highest credential earned in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In addition to meeting the rigorous requirements of an Accredited Member, an Accredited Fellow has successfully completed cosmetic dentistry that meets the Accreditation standard of excellence set forth by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry for an additional 45 patients. By successfully completing this process, an Accredited Fellow demonstrates a continued ability and sustained commitment to deliver excellence in cosmetic dentistry. The status of Accredited Fellow pertains to one individual and does not necessarily denote the credentials of other individuals within their practice.
Accredited Member has successfully completed the comprehensive Accreditation process, which consists of a written examination, delivering and extensively documenting a broad range of cosmetic treatment solutions for five patients and an oral examination administered by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. By successfully completing this process, an Accredited Member demonstrates a very high level of clinical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry. The status of Accredited Member pertains to one individual and does not necessarily denote the credentials of other individuals within their practice.
Accreditation Candidate is a Member who has passed the Accreditation Written Examination, extensively documented, delivered and passed one of the five required cosmetic treatment solutions for a patient to the standard of excellence as established by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Sustaining Member is a Member who has passed the Accreditation Written Examination, as well as attended two of the most recent four Annual AACD Scientific Sessions.
Participating Member is a General Member who has attended two of the last four AACD Annual Scientific Sessions.
General Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is a dentist or a technician who is interested in continuing education in cosmetic dentistry. Credentialing is not necessary for General Membership.
By selecting an AACD Member as your preferred dentist, you know your dental professional cares enough to continue his or her education and stay in the leading edge of the cosmetic dentistry field, so you receive the best care available.
Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry involves a rigorous clinical testing process. As a patient, you can be confident knowing that your AACD Accredited dentist is a professional with improved skills, who's researched the latest materials and methods, and has mastered the latest techniques to provide the care and results you expect.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is dedicated to providing accurate and useful information about cosmetic dentistry to the public and the profession. Patients can rely on the AACD as their primary dental resource as they strive to maintain their health, function, and appearance for their lifetime.
Additionally, our Members stand for the practice of responsible esthetics. We believe that esthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient and do no harm. We strongly encourage treatment decisions based on the foundation of evidence-based protocols combined with sound clinical judgment.