Accredited and General Members


Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry belong to the world’s largest international cosmetic dental organization. The AACD and its members are dedicated to advancing excellence in the science and art of cosmetic dentistry. The AACD and its membership demonstrate the highest standards of ethical conduct and patient care by always practicing responsible esthetics.

Through AACD publications, scientific sessions, lectures, and workshops, these dental professionals are constantly apprised of the newest techniques and materials used to advance cosmetic dentistry, and stay on the cutting edge of ever-improving technology. AACD member professionals care enough to research this information and bring it to their patients.


Dental professionals wanting to advance their level of cosmetic dentistry education to bring their patients the best care available seek to further their connection with the AACD through Accreditation. These individuals internationally recognized as being among the top cosmetic dentists in the world. Accreditation requires a demonstrably high level of proficiency in cosmetic dentistry and an unwavering dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care.

Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry involves a rigorous clinical testing process. Candidates begin with a written examination and then progress to a series of clinical cases that cover a number of different situations and feature differing levels of complexity. Finally, Accreditation is achieved after passing an oral examination. This entire process typically takes years to complete, but is worth the additional effort for the dentists and laboratory technicians who achieve AACD Accreditation, since it encourages further education, interaction with colleagues, and the opportunity for professional growth.

As a patient, you can be confident knowing that through your AACD Accredited dentist you have one of the best cosmetic dentists in the field. Accredited dentists are professionals with improved skills, ones who have researched the latest materials and methods, and have mastered the latest techniques to provide the care and results you expect.

Your AACD Accredited dentist is special: There are fewer than 350 AACD Accredited members in the world. Your dentist wants you to be happy with your smile, and will work with you to develop the best treatment solution possible.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the world’s largest international dental organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and patient care through responsible esthetics. Founded in 1984, the AACD has more than 6,300 members in more than 80 countries around the globe. Members of the Academy include cosmetic and reconstructive dentists, dental laboratory technicians, educators, researchers, students, hygienists, and dental assistants. AACD members pursue continuing education through the AACD’s Accreditation process, lectures, workshops, and publications to keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in cosmetic dental techniques, materials, and technology.