American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), founded in December 1984 by Dr. Jack Kammer and Dr. Jeff Morley, is the world's largest organization for cosmetic dental professionals.
The AACD stated mission is as follows: offering educational opportunities; promoting and supporting an accreditation credential; serving forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas; and providing information to the public and the profession.
The AACD includes over 7000 practitioners, educators, researchers and laboratory technicians from 70 countries. This global perspective allows AACD members to gather information from the international field of cosmetic dentistry. With the formation of its Accreditation Program in 1986, the AACD began offering postgraduate certification in cosmetic dentistry to both dentists and laboratory technicians. While the American Dental Association has not recognized this accreditation credential, a landmark court case in Florida, Ducoin v Viamonte determined that AACD accreditation is a legitimate credential that can be announced by a dentist to the public.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Charitable Foundation
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) purpose is to serve the philanthropic efforts of the AACD. It maintains three programs: Give Back A Smile, The Give Back A Smile Whitening Program, and The Disaster Relief Fund.