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AACD Welcomes Newest Accredited Members to the Ranks of Elite Practitioners

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently recognized nine dental professionals who have demonstrated their dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care by becoming credentialed by the AACD. This year, the AACD will honor eight newly Accredited Members and one newly Accredited Fellow Member during the 40th Annual AACD Scientific Session in National Harbor, MD.

AACD Accreditation is an honor and can only be achieved by completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, submitting clinical cases for peer-reviewed examination, and an oral examination. The Accreditation process, developed by the AACD and is the world’s most recognized advanced credentialing program, encourages further education, interaction with like-minded colleagues, and the opportunity for professional growth. Accreditation requires dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care.

The newly Accredited Members include:

Richard I. Coates, BDS, AAACD

Errin DePalma, DDS, AAACD

Nazila Doroodian, DMD, AAACD

Paul Mundl, DDS, AAACD

Raymond W. Ribitch, Jr., DDS, AAACD

Pavlo Ryabokon, MDC, AAACD

Megan A. Shelton, DMD, AAACD

Marek Vlna, MD, AAACD

In addition to the eight Accredited Members, AACD recently announced its newest Accredited Fellow, Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, FAACD. Fellowship is the highest level of achievement available to members, in accordance with AACD’s mission.

For more information about AACD’s credentialing programs, visit

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care, combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 3,700 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.


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