AACD Seeking Preceptors for Its Residency Program

Dentistry Today


The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Residency program is seeking preceptors who will work one-on-one with dental residents and provide experience relating to aesthetic restorative dental practices, including effective practice management, diagnostic tools, and restorative considerations.

Preceptors also will teach residents the clinical and business skills they need for a career in a cosmetic-oriented restorative dental practice through a series of requirements including studying dental literature and implementing simple through complex restorative cases, the AACD said.

“The AACD Residency program is a unique opportunity to give back and share your personal and invaluable experience as a private practitioners. You will learn as you teach and be making a commitment to our generation of young dentists,” said Residency Task Force chair Brian LeSage, DDS.

Preceptors will teach and learn with some of the most promising dentists in the country, the AACD said. Residents will observe, document, and execute a variety of cosmetic restorative solutions at the preceptors’ direction. They also will gain the skills and confidence they need to enjoy the success of a responsible aesthetic practice, the AACD said.

The program is a two-year commitment where residents work in the preceptor’s office each day, side by side. Resident applications cost $395, and residents will receive a salary for each year of the program depending on the preceptor’s location. Preceptor applications must be received by October 20.

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