Just returned from the AACD annual meeting in Dallas Texas. The meeting was well attended and the program was well done. As an Accredited Member it was great to see some new members join our ranks.
What is an Accredited Member?
Of the entire member ship of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry of over 5000 dentists there are about 200 Accredited Members world wide. Being accredited means you have passed a written exam, submitted and passed for clinical excellence 5 clinical cases you have completed on your patients, and finally passed an oral exam. The clinical cases involve implants, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and resin bondning. Becoming accredited means you have proven you have the skills to create beautiful functional dentistry.
I received my accredited status two years ago, along with my ceramist (dental lab technician). Still I am one of only a handful of accredited dentists in the Bay Area and the only one in all of San Mateo County.