Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) now have unlimited access to the association’s most valuable resource—its members—through the MyAACD Network. The MyAACD Network is an online community and discussion forum exclusively for AACD members.
The new member benefit launched in August and has quickly become the place for members to network with each other virtually. Members can share clinical images and receive feedback from more than 5,000 members worldwide, ask for practice management advice, share timely articles, and learn more about their peers.
“One of the most rewarding outcomes since the launch of the MyAACD Network has been seeing newer members and less experienced clinicians post cases to the forum with questions and get responses from AACD Accredited Members and Accredited Fellows and even Past Presidents,” said Dana Murn, AACD Membership Manager. “With the MyAACD Network, our members don’t have to wait for an annual scientific session to interact with each other. The online community removes all of the barriers between members, so they can benefit from each other’s experience and expertise daily.” The conversations taking place range from asking for recommendations for equipment such as microscopes, questions about specific materials and techniques, and questions about how to treatment plan specific cases. Members can share photos of cases within their posts and, when responding, can respond to the group or to the individual.
The MyAACD Network is powered by Higher Logic, an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring people all together, by giving their community a home where they can interact, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected. The MyAACD Network consists of discussion spaces to collaborate and discuss hot topics, ask questions and provide answers and a resource library, where members can upload documents others would find useful such as sample contracts and forms.
The addition of the MyAACD Network to its member benefits is in line with the AACD’s mission to serve as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas. To see what’s being discussed in the MyAACD Network, visit https://network.aacd.com/home or visit www.aacd.com/join to become an AACD member and start your own conversation thread in the MyAACD Network.