Fourteen AACD members achieve Accredited designation

May 28, 2009
Accreditation credential represents the standard of excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

MADISON, Wisconsin--Fourteen members have achieved the AACD Accredited designation and were recognized at the organization's 25th Anniversary Scientific Session April 27-May 1, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

These AACD members join 320 dental professionals who have earned this designation. The Accreditation credential represents the standard of excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

The AACD members were awarded this status through the demonstration of advanced skills and knowledge.

Newly Accredited AACD members include:

Kenneth L. Banks, DDS, of Inwood, W.Va.

Sandra M. Cook, CDT, of Idaho Falls, Idaho

Keri L. Do, DDS, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Richard P. Durkee, CDT, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Marilyn S. Gaylor, DDS, of Atlanta, Ga.

Steven A. Gorman, DDS, of North Oaks, Minn.

Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, of Eureka, Mont.

Edgar Jimenez of North Oaks, Minn.

Suzanna N. Lee, DDS, of Mountain View, Calif.

Trinh N. Lee, DDS, of Mountain View, Calif.

Stevan J. Orser, DDS, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

William K. Parks, CDT, of Anchorage, Alaska

Wayne B. Payne of San Clemente, Calif.

Bonnie J. Rothwell, DMD, of Hilton Head, S.C.

Through the AACD's Accreditation program for dentists and dental laboratory technicians, AACD members must undergo a three-part process that consists of a written examination, submission of clinical cases for evaluation, and an oral examination.

Each individual must also attend a series of workshops as part of the program. While each part must be completed in sequence, individuals pursuing Accreditation have up to five years to complete the program after successfully completing the written examination.

For more information regarding the AACD, visit the organization's Web
site at American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, send an e-mail to
Eric Nelson, or call (800) 543-9220 or (608) 222-8583.

To read more about the AACD, go to American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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