MADISON, Wis. (4/24/17)-The 33rd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session concluded its educational program on April 21 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 1,600 people attended the four days of educational programming which included 100 speakers, 60 lectures, 35 hands-on workshops, three entertaining and motivating general sessions, and some high energy social events.
AACD 2017's winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education featured three unique groups of educators: the Legends, the Illusionists, and the High Rollers, who imparted their wisdom, revealed their techniques, and shared their expertise. The program brought the biggest names in cosmetic dentistry education to the podium. In addition to the staple AACD Accreditation courses, the AACD 2017 program included a three-day team program, a two-day lab technician program, and expanded offerings on implants and lasers.
William J. Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD, lectures during the Advanced Accreditation Workshop at AACD 2017
In addition to rich educational opportunities, the scientific session is a chance for the Academy to recognize and honor its members who have demonstrated their dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care by becoming an Accredited Member or Accredited Fellow. This year, the AACD acknowledged fifteen newly Accredited Members and six newly Accredited Fellows. Other exemplary members of the Academy and of the profession were also recognized and honored with Celebration of Excellence Awards, known as the Evy.
Attendees of the conference also enjoyed opportunities to unwind and catch up with friends and colleagues. The social events began Tuesday night with the Welcome Reception at the Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace. On Wednesday night, attendees were entertained by the show Human Nature Jukebox, an event that raised funds for the AACD Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program. The scientific session concluded with the Celebration of Excellence closing reception, which delighted guests with Cirque entertainers, an illusionists, delicious food, and lively music by the L.A. Allstars. The wow-factors of this year's social events have attendees looking ahead to AACD 2018 in Chicago.
AACD 2017 was luxurious and extravagant, truly befitting Las Vegas, but there's plenty more where that came from. The 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session will take place Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21, 2018 at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL. Come see what new heights the AACD has in store for cosmetic dentistry education in the windy city!
Registration for AACD 2018 in Chicago is already open. Visit www.aacd.com/chicago for more information.