The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will debut a masterpiece of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education on April 18 – 21, 2018 at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. The AACD 2018 program features an expertly curated selection of topics and speakers which have been purposefully selected to keep attendees ahead of the curve and maximize their CE dollars.
The educational program consists of four main collections of focused education:
- The Complex Case collection features some of the biggest names in dentistry discussing some of the most complicated cases in dentistry. Lee Culp, CDT; Joseph Kan, DDS, MS; Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS and Michael Sesemann, DDS, FAACD will tackle two cases: one involving six or more restorations in the upper arch including implants and natural teeth and another involving six or more indirect restorations in the upper arch where all restorations are on natural teeth. Attendees will be able to engage with these specialists as they discuss the challenges of these complex cases and solutions for treatment.
- The Accreditation collection features top Academy educators helping attendees on their way to achieving clinical excellence and professional distinction. Under the guidance of Accreditation Chairman, John Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD, and featuring J. Fred Arnold III, DMD, FAACD; Betsy Bakeman, DDS, FAACD; Scott Finlay, DDS, FAACD; Brian LeSage, DDS, FAACD; Brett Magnuson, DMD, AAACD; Frank Milnar, DDS, AAACD; Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD; Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD; Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD; John Weston, DDS, FAACD and Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD, attendees can work hands-on towards mastery of some of the most in demand and profitable cosmetic case types and get started on their journey to becoming an Accredited Member of AACD.
- The Lab Focus collection features two full days of the top dental technicians in the field presenting the latest techniques and materials. Jungo Endo, RDT; Edris Rasta, MDT; Thomas Sing, MDT; Sung Bin Im, CDT, MDC and Aram M. Torosian, CDT, MDC will touch on pink esthetics, biomimetic layering, matching a single central, and digital and esthetic considerations for creating predictable restorations respectively.
- The Dental Team collection will educate dental team members on essential skills for assisting with cosmetic dentistry patients, including courses on leadership, communication, contemporary concepts in cosmetic dentistry and esthetic dental photography. Instructors will include Leigh Ann Faight, RDH; Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD; Debra Engelhardt Nash; Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD.
Additional courses fill out the educational program; in total, attendees will be able to choose from more than 40 hands-on workshops, 70 lectures, and 80 educators.
“Dentists attend the Annual AACD Scientific Session because they want to give their patients the best results possible,” explained Sten M. Ericson, DDS and Chair of the AACD Professional Education Committee. “So, the educational program has been designed to enable attendees to return to their practices to create masterpieces of their own.”
For more information or to register for the 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session, visit www.aacdconference.com.
About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 5,800 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, 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.