18th Annual AACD Scientific Session is #1 in Continuing Education for Dental

Oct. 30, 2001
2002 meeting slated for Honolulu, HI, May 7-12

PRNewswire/ -- From the art and craft of the dental laboratory technician to the important roles of the dental hygienist,

cosmetic dentistry requires the expertise of multiple skilled professionals.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the largest organization of cosmetic dental professionals in the world, recognizes the future and will take cosmetic dentistry From Solo to Symphony in 2002.

Next year, the AACD will offer the world's largest Scientific Session

dedicated specifically to cosmetic dentistry. The organization's 18th Annual Scientific Session in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii from May 7-12, 2002 will prove to be the number one meeting for all dental professionals interested in continuing education, advancing their skills, and leading their practice into the future. Simply put, cosmetic dentistry holds the brightest future in all of dentistry, making the AACD Scientific Session an absolute must for all dental professionals.

In 2002, the AACD will acknowledge the increasingly important role of the dental hygienist in the modern cosmetic dental practice. No longer does the hygienist simply clean patients' teeth. Today, the dental hygienist is responsible for detecting early signs of oral cancer, finding cracked or broken crowns, and promoting the overall benefits of cosmetic dentistry long before the dentist even sees the patient.

"Dental hygienists play a vital part on the cosmetic dental team,"

commented AACD President Dr. Arthur Chal of Phoenix, Ariz. "They are specifically trained to look for particular problems and provide insight into the overall smile design."

In Hawaii, the AACD will provide increased advanced training for dental hygienists. All hygienists are invited to attend the Dental Hygienists Luncheon on Friday, May 10 from 12 pm to 1 pm. The AACD wants to show you just how valuable you are by offering this special opportunity to network with the leaders of the Academy.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the largest international dental organization dedicated specifically to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Founded in 1984, the AACD has over 5000 members in the United States and more than 40 countries around the globe. Members of the Academy include cosmetic and reconstructive dentists, dental laboratory technicians,educators, researchers, students, hygienists, and dental assistants.

For more information regarding the AACD's 18th Annual Scientific Session in Honolulu, Hawaii from May 7-12, 2002, please visit the official Web site at http://www.aacdhawaii.com . This site features all of the important information about the session, including updated listings of speakers scheduled to present, registration materials, travel tips, and current updates.

The AACD is dedicated to excellence in cosmetic dentistry and continues to change lives -- one smile at a time. For more information regarding cosmetic dentistry, visit the AACD on-line at http://www.aacd.com , contact the organization via e-mail at info@aacd.com , or call the AACD Executive Office at 1-800-543-9220.

SOURCE American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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