American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The AACD Mission
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.
The AACD fulfills its mission by: offering superior educational opportunities; promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential; serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas; and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.
Dedicated to Cosmetic Dentistry
In December of 1984, 60 dentists answered the call of AACD founder, Dr. Jack Kammer and co-founder Dr. Jeff Morley. This visionary group met in Las Vegas to create an organization devoted to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. From this small gathering of dedicated individuals, the AACD has matured into the world’s largest organization for cosmetic dental professionals. Over the years, hundreds of professionals have selflessly served the Academy as officers, board members and on.
The AACD continues to grow and now includes nearly 8,000 practitioners, educators, researchers and laboratory technicians from 70 countries worldwide. This global perspective allows AACD members to gather information from the international field of cosmetic dentistry.
With the formation of the Accreditation and Fellowship Programs, the AACD began offering the most stringent and respected postgraduate certification in cosmetic dentistry to both dentists and laboratory technicians. Accreditation, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and AACD’s cutting-edge Annual Scientific Session have solidified the Academy’s position as the leading cosmetic dental organization in the world. AACD members are recognized as professionals dedicated to constant improvement of their skills and knowledge, and to making the life-changing benefits of cosmetic dentistry available to more people every year.