The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is Celebrating a Milestone Anniversary

With 2024 marking the 40th anniversary of the AACD, members are gathering at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on April 3-6, 2024 for the Annual AACD Scientific Session to celebrate this momentous milestone together to “Explore. Dream. Discover.” Since forming in 1984, the AACD has matured into the world’s largest organization for cosmetic dental professionals and has focused on the dedication and advancement of excellence in the art and science of comprehensive dentistry while upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.

Their members include an exclusive group of dedicated dental professionals, laboratory technicians, educators, and researchers from 58 countries worldwide. Members are nationally recognized for their professionalism, constant improvement, and advanced skills and knowledge, making them respected experts in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

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Ed Lowe, DMD, AAACD with Brian Allen, President of Clinician’s Choice and Peter Jordan, CEO of Clinician’s Choice.

The AACD offers exceptional educational opportunities and a superior Accreditation program, one of the most stringent and respected post-graduate credentials in cosmetic dentistry. Since the formation of the Accreditation and Fellowship Programs, the AACD has been positioned as the leading cosmetic dental organization in the world. Recent graduates of the Accreditation Program have expressed their appreciation, exclaiming that it has not only improved their standard of care but also their self-esteem. Graduates mention that working with a mentor throughout is a must, as they help you stay patient and motivated. Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD, FICOI, President-Elect says, “The AACD is one of the things that changed my life in dentistry, without question. If you want to get good at cosmetics, there is no better CE than the AACD and its Accreditation process, especially if you want to learn responsible esthetics. Yes, I consider it CE because it’s a constant learning curve as you continue on the journey. I learned more from sending my cases back and forth to my mentor during my Accreditation than I did from all the CE courses I have taken in my life. The last time I had any of my cases critiqued was in dental school and if you allow yourself to humbly accept this feedback, you’ll train your esthetic eye to a level you never thought possible. I believe Accreditation is the best process on the planet, and I wanted to help other dentists the way that others helped me. I became an examiner, then the Accreditation Chairman, and today I am the Fellowship Chairman. I do this because I love my profession and what I do, and I want to give back.”

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Brian Allen, President of Clinician’s Choice with Sara Kuckhoff, DMD, AACD Resident, President-Elect Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD, FICOI, and Chris Nicolson, Key Account Executive, Clinician’s Choice.

Every year, the AACD chooses a new, exciting location to host their annual scientific session where dental professionals from around the globe come together to participate in hands-on workshops, lectures, and social networking events. This year is no exception as attendees will come together April 3-6, 2024 in National Harbor, MD to learn about the latest dental technology and trends from industry-leading manufacturers who exhibit during the three-day event. Dental professionals won’t want to miss this opportunity to build on their skills, master the latest techniques, and learn about the resources the AACD has to offer to dental professionals of all experience levels.

“Our partnership with The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry unlocks a world of opportunity for Clinician’s Choice,” says Brian Allen, President of Clinician’s Choice. “Sponsoring events and working alongside their members allows us to further our reach, foster lasting connections, and improve our innovation potential.”

Clinician’s Choice is thrilled to co-sponsor two hands-on workshops during this event. Join Dimple Desai, DDS, AAACD for “Pearls of Perfection: Unleashing the Magic of Functional & Esthetic Peg Lateral Resin Technique,” on Thursday, April 4th, 2024 from 8:30-11:30 am. Following, join Dennis Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD from 1:30-4:00 pm for “Class IV Composites: Layering Techniques for Predictability and Success.” We encourage those interested in these courses to register quickly as spaces are limited. Visit to register and browse a full list of courses offered during this year’s session.

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