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AACD General Session Speaker Dr. Brène Brown Interviewed by Oprah

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

MADISON, Wis.—Attendees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) annual meeting, AACD 2013, will be inspired and empowered by Dr. Brène Brown, a general session speaker who was interviewed by Oprah about her new book, “Daring Greatly.”

Dr. Brown, published author and professor, was interviewed by Oprah for Super Soul Sunday, as a part of Oprah’s OWN Network. “Daring Greatly” addresses the concept of vulnerability—specifically, that vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings.

“The perception that vulnerability is weakness is the most widely accepted myth about vulnerability and the most dangerous,” Dr. Brown writes in her book. “When we spend our lives pushing away and protecting ourselves from feeling vulnerable or from being perceived as too emotional, we feel contempt when others are less capable or willing to mask feelings, suck it up, and soldier on.”

Dr. Brown is just one of several amazing educators who will be speaking at AACD 2013. Part of AACD’s mission is to “inspire, educate, and motivate” its attendees, so that they return to their dental practices with renewed perspectives on more than just their dental careers.

“One of our goals at this year’s meeting is to give attendees more than just dental education,” said AACD President Dr. Ron Goodlin. “We realize that our attendees have many interests outside of dentistry—and this helps to blend their passion for dentistry with their passion for living life.”

For more information about AACD 2013, or this year’s educational lineup, please visit

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,300 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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