Accreditation process serves to set the standard for excellence in cosmetic dentistry.
For example, in 1984, AACD
changed the rule requiring new AACD
members to also join a division.
He tells of a woman who got help from the "Give Back a Smile" program through the AACD
Charitable Foundation (for more information about this program, see the AACD
sidebar on page 26).
maintains resin is often more wear-resistant than traditional silver and gold fillings.
President Arthur Chal says that the program, under which AACD
members donate their time and expertise to restore survivors' smiles, allows doctors and technicians "to give back to their local communities.
diagnosis is related to 'age-associated memory impairment' (AAMI), a condition characterized in the criteria proposed by a working group of the National Institute of Mental Health .
The standard is likely to be set by the AACD
, which has proposed model licensure laws and has also developed accreditation standards for counselor education programs.
Shannon is the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD
In 1990, the AACD
Governing Council articulated standards for counseling supervisors.
A historical perspective of the AACD
has almost 60,000 individual members, including many different types of counselors and human development professionals.
survey found that while the cosmetic dentistry industry has declined overall, then flattened since a 2007 benchmarking industry survey, respondents strongly believe that they will continue to see increasing revenues from specific cosmetic procedures into 2012.