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AACD unveils new logo

May 21, 2010
Organization releases new approach to dental continuing education.
MADISON, Wisconsin--The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry unveiled the Big Idea--a new approach to dental continuing education--at its 26th Annual Scientific Session April 27-May 1, 2010, in Grapevine, Texas. Approximately 2,000 dental professionals from around the world gathered for the world's largest cosmetic dental CE event. "The Big Idea embodied the AACD's platform of progressive dental continuing education," said new AACD President Hugh Flax, DDS, Atlanta, Ga. "Through collaborative team learning, integrating social media, and embracing new technologies, the AACD continues to lead our profession into the future." After more than a year in the making, the AACD released a new logo to academy members. The new AACD brand is the culmination of a comprehensive organizational assessment in order to solidify the academy as the preeminent resource in cosmetic dental education and information through responsible esthetics. The brand represents a combination of the scientific foundation of the organization with an eye toward the future of cosmetic dentistry. Newly Elected AACD Officers President Hugh D. Flax, DDS President-Elect John K. Sullivan, DDS Vice President Ronald M. Goodlin, DDS 2010 AACD Award of Excellence Winners Lifetime Achievement Award John C. Kois, DDS AACD Hall of Fame Inductee Lawrence M. Addleson, DDS AACD Humanitarian Award James D. Elias, DDS Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry Award Uri Yarovesky, CDT Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award Thomas W. Nabors, II, DDS Outstanding Service Award Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award Corky Willhite, DDS President's Award Bradley J. Olson, DDS Elizabeth M. Bakeman, DDS Sandra R. Roth New AACD Accredited FellowsScott W. Finlay, DDS Bradley L. Jones Charles Moreno, MDT Gregory B. Wright, DDS New AACD Accredited Members Nicolo A. Addario, DDS Richard A. Caron, DMD Michael P. Delmont, DDS Steve D. Hoofard, CDT Jeffry S. Kerbs, DDS Andrew T. McCormick, DDS Christopher D. Ramsey, DMD William J. Rowe, Jr., DDS David A. Schaefer, DMD Michael P. Sharp, DDS For more information regarding the AACD, visit

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