More than 2,000 dental professionals and the dental industry gathered in Seattle last week for AACD 2013, the annual scientific session of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
The conference, April 24-27, offered attendees live learning through hands-on workshops and lectures. New dental products and services also debuted in this year’s exhibit hall affording attending a look at dentistry’s latest innovations.
“What sets AACD’s meetings apart from other dental meetings is the high level of learning,” said AACD President Jack Ringer. “Our members are among the most progressive and the most committed to esthetic excellence, so we offer them courses that challenge their thinking about dentistry, encouraging them to be even better at what they do.”
Ringer, from Anaheim Hills, CA, officially took the helm as president of the AACD with Jim Hastings, DDS, serving as President-Elect and Joyce Bassett, DDS, as vice president. In addition, Barb Kachelski, CAE, the AACD’s new executive director, was recognized in Seattle.
Also during the session, several fundraisers for the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile program, which helps survivors of domestic violence, generated an estimated $20,000. Attendees participated in the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Silent Auction and the Celebration of Smiles Fundraiser to support survivors.
The AACD is currently ramping up for its 30th Anniversary event, AACD 2014 in Orlando, April 30 to May 3. For more information about the Orlando meeting, visit www.aacd.com/orlando.
About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, function, and esthetics. Comprised of more than 6,500 cosmetic dental professionals in more than 70 countries around the globe, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected 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.