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Flax inaugurated as AACD president

May 6, 2010
Dr. Hugh Flax named president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Hugh Flax of Atlanta, Ga., has been inaugurated as president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Flax was inauguratef May 1, 2010, at the 26th Annual AACD Scientific Session in Grapevine, Texas.

"The AACD is the world's premier organization for advancing excellence in cosmetic dentistry," said Dr. Flax. "I am thrilled to have the privilege and honor of leading this prestigious organization into the future:"

Dr. Flax received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors. While doing a residency, he did posterior composites research at LSU Dental School from 1984-85.

He has been a member of the AAACD, the world's largest cosmetic dental organization, since 1994 and became Accredited in 1997. He was president of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-98) and Local Chapters Chairperson (1998-99). Dr. Flax served two years as co-chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for the 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando, Fla.

In May 2005, he became the chairman of the 2008 meeting in New Orleans, La. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Furthermore, he has chaired the Private Education Advisory Council and the Disaster Relief Committee, and is an active member of the AACD Board of Directors and the Marketing, Leadership Development, and Finance committees. Recently, he is the founding president of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and remains on its board.

Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, focusing on functional appearance-related conditions and advanced laser dentistry, as well as writing and lecturing on how to help others do the same for their practices.

While helping his wife, Robyn, raise two girls, he focuses on charitable causes including Give Back A Smile, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity's Musicians' Village in New Orleans.

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