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AACD SCIENTIFIC SESSION To Promote Collaboration Among Dental Teams


November 15, 2010
by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD)

Collaboration is the key to success for the modern cosmetic dental team. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 27th Annual Scientific Session, themed, “The Rise of Collaboration,” will provide an opportunity for dental teams to develop and refine their skills together so they can provide their patients with the best oral health care.

The conference, May 18-21, 2011, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, will feature more than 48 hands-on workshops, 85 lectures, and 90 speakers. The event is geared toward dentists, lab technicians, hygienists, and dental team members to help them achieve success through collaboration while learning from the cosmetic dentistry profession’s greatest educators.

“Boston will be an amazing meeting,” said AACD President Hugh Flax, DDS, “because we truly focus on how the best restorative dentists-as well as specialists and ceramists-collaborate to create masterful results in very challenging and simple situations.” 

Gary Radz, DDS, Professional Education Committee co-chair, added, “Emerging technologies, new clinical techniques, team-based courses, and practice management strategies are the basis for the world’s premier cosmetic dental continuing education event.” 

Featured educators include: 

  • Giuseppe Allais 
  • Stephen Chu, DMD 
  • Willi Geller, MDT 
  • Harald Heymann, DDS, Med 
  • Frank Spear, DDS, MSD 
  • Dennis Tarnow, DDS
  • Dennis Wells, DDS 

One highlight of the conference will be opening general session speaker and author Peter Sheahan. He authored the bestseller “Fl!p,” which focuses on finding opportunities in a down market through leadership, innovation, and change. Sheahan is scheduled to speak May 18. 

Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 certified Continuing Education credits. AACD Accreditation workshops are scheduled for May 18, and a written Accreditation exam will take place May 19. 

Course selection for the conference begins Dec. 3. For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.aacdconference.com, where you can also view a digital edition of the conference guide. 

For photos, please click here: http://www.aacd.com/media

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 6,300 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.

To arrange an interview with a leading cosmetic dental professional or to obtain media credentials for the 27th Annual AACD Scientific Session, e-mail pr@aacd.com.  


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