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- August 2014
Improve your own health while restoring the smile of someone in need: Join the Virtual Race for Smiles, which benefits the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program.
GBAS restores the smiles and lives of those who have suffered dental injuries from intimate partner, family, or sexual violence through the help of volunteer dental teams and donations. Upon receiving their new smiles, survivors report a significant increase in self-esteem, more employment opportunities and often a sense of closure.
The race, which will be held Oct. 11, offers participants a chance to get active while supporting a great cause. Each registrant will receive a 2014 Race for smiles t-shirt to wear during a physical activity of their choice at any location of their choice. Participants can post photos of themselves wearing the shirt while running or walking on Oct. 11 from anywhere in the world. If they use the hashtag #RaceForSmiles2014...
- May 2014
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
The Smile Story Contest launched April 30 at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the Academy’s 30th anniversary scientific session. Entrants will submit their smile story telling why they deserve a new smile, plus a photo, at www.yoursmilebecomesyou.com. A public voting period, June 11-June 30, will allow entrants to ask their friends, family, and social networks to vote for them. The top 20 will meet with a participating AACD dentist for a treatment consultation, and then a panel of dental professionals will select up to five winners, who will be announced in September through AACD’s Facebook page. The winners will have a chance to show off their smile makeovers onstage at AACD 2015 in San Francisco, the Academy’s 31st annual scientific session,...
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- December 2013
Course selection for AACD 2014 is now open. The event will take place April 30-May 3 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla. Dental professionals must be registered before they select courses. Those who register between now and April 11 will receive a $150 discount on their tuition. Non-members receive a one-year membership to AACD included in their tuition price.
The AACD will celebrate its 30th anniversary while in Orlando, and the evolution of cosmetic dentistry excellence. Numerous anniversary activities are planned to honor past Academy leaders, including the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, a past president.
For more information about the conference, visit www.aacdconference.com.
- October 2013
For the first time ever, live dentistry will be offered at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the annual scientific session of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In a partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA), the AACD will present "Education in the Round," a live dentistry experience located in the AACD Exhibit Hall and open to all attendees of the conference. The goal of live dentistry is to provide attendees with a real-life demonstration of the procedures for which AACD dentists are highly recognized. The live dentistry exhibit is expected to draw large numbers of dental professionals to the conference, and is of interest to dentists and all members of the dental team.
"Live dentistry will be a huge draw for our attendees to visit the AACD Exhibit Hall," said Jeff Roach, AACD Director of Strategic Partnerships. "Education in the Round will inspire our attendees, and motivate them to take their own work up a notch. Also, the debut of live dentistry at our 30th anniversary...
- August 2013
The AACD Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) is offering dental professionals the chance to support domestic violence survivors by becoming virtual participants in the second annual Race For Smiles 5K Run/Walk.
Race For Smiles will take place Oct. 6, 2013, at Vilas Park in Madison, WI. The event benefits the AACDCF's Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program, which restores the damaged smiles of survivors of intimate partner violence.
Individuals who would like to participate in Race For Smiles but cannot make the trip to Wisconsin are encouraged to participate virtually. To become a virtual race participant, individuals can register at www.gbasraceforsmiles.com. Participants will be mailed a long-sleeved race shirt, and are encouraged to run or walk a 5K on Oct. 6. If they submit their 5K times or a photo of themselves wearing the shirt to GBAS, they will be entered into a contest to win a prize.
"We decided to offer the virtual Race For Smiles because we received lots of interest from dental professionals...
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) remembers the accomplishments and contributions of Past President and Accredited Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, who died Aug. 1.
Dr. Golub-Evan's contributions to the AACD were plentiful. In addition to serving as president, Dr. Golub-Evans was a fine artist and created the AACD's Celebration of Excellence Award Statuette.
He practiced at the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in New York, NY, and was the founding president of the New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Golub-Evans became an AACD Accredited Fellow in 1992. Fellowship is the highest level of achievement available to AACD members.
Dr. Golub-Evans was also heavily involved with dental education, as he was also an Associate Clinical Professor at New York University, Department of Dental Materials Science and Restorative Dentistry and the Director of Cosmetic and Esthetic Programs at New York University's Center for Continuing Dental Education. He attended Hamilton College...
- May 2013
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