The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) inaugurated its officers for the 2021-2022 term during its second ever virtual annual membership meeting on April 21.
AACD accredited member David K. Chan, DMD, of Ridgefield, Washington, was inaugurated as president. Earning his DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1989, he maintains a full-time practice focused on comprehensive cosmetic dentistry in Ridgefield.
Also, Chan serves as president of the Northwest Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an AACD affiliate, as director at the Center for Dental Artistry, and as a mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle. He has been published and has lectured widely as well, the AACD said.
Chan’s term will run through AACD 2022 in Orlando next April. Marilyn Calvo, DDS, is the current president-elect and will succeed him. Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, is the immediate past president.
The AACD also inaugurated other members to volunteer leadership positions during the meeting. Candidates completed an application and interview process including questions about how they approach fulfilling obligations, how they plan on relating to membership, and how their interests and expertise align with the AACD’s core purpose.
The AACD Board of Directors now includes:
- Gregory Wright, DDS, vice president
- Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS, accredited member
- Keerti S. Sahasrabudhe, DDS, accredited member
- J. Quint Whipple, CDT, laboratory member
- Thomas T. Doan, DMD, general member
The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry now includes John F. Weston, DDS, and Laura L. Justice, DMD. Also, Lauren J. Shanard, DDS, was named to the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.