AACD to Continue Residency Program in 2019

Dentistry Today


After launching last August, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Residency Program will continue in 2019 with a group of nine preceptors and residents. The two-year program is designed to provide residents with experience needed to jumpstart a career in a cosmetic-oriented restorative dental practice.

Program requirements range from studying dental literature to implementing a variety of simple to complex cosmetic restorative cases. Residents also will gain knowledge and experience related to dental practice building, including effective practice management, diagnostic tools, and restorative considerations, the AACD reports.

“The AACD Residency Program is designed to expose young dentists to the clinical and business side of a fee-for-service style private practice,” said Brian LeSage, DDS, a preceptor in the 2018 program.

This year’s preceptors will include Hugh Flax, DDS; Lynn Jones, DDS; Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS; Thomas Trinkner, DDS; Adamo Notarantonio, DDS; David A. Schaefer, DMD; Tara Hardin, DDS; Prashant Hatkar, BDS, MDS; and David Eshom, DDS.

According to the AACD, students can expect to learn one on one from some of the most successful restorative dentists in the country while gaining the skill and confidence needed to enjoy the professional and financial successes that come with a responsible aesthetic dental practice. Applications will be considered through November 30, 2018.

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