The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the largest dental cosmetic academy in the world with over 8,000 members in 70 countries around the globe. The AACD is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry.
The AACD Mission: The AACD is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care. 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.
Accreditation has become the gold standard in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Finlay was Accredited by the AACD in 2007. He was awarded his Fellowship in 2010. There are currently less than 50 dentists in the United States that achieve the status of an Accredited Fellow. Dr. Finlay is the only dentist to have been bestowed this honor in the Greater Annapolis Area.
The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry is the credentialing authority of the AACD. The purpose of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry is the testing, analyzing, and evaluation of the services of dentists and laboratory technicians for the purpose of awarding AACD Accreditation in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Finlay was elected to this seven-member board in 2010. Dr. Finlay continues to serve as an Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry.
For more information about AACD and cosmetic dentistry please visit AACD.com.