Wendy and I just returned from Boston for the annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – AACD – meeting. It’s my favorite meeting of the year, as cosmetic dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental office staff from around the world meet for continuing education, exchange of ideas, and an exhibit hall full of new dental products. Seminars are taught by people like ABC’s Extreme Makeover dentist Bill Dorfman and nationally known educators Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gordon Christiansen. Through the AACD, I have met a number of my mentors in dentistry, including the late Dr. Bob Nixon, who not only was responsible for the innovations behind porcelain veneers but also taught me the procedures and techniques behind them in a hands-on course.
Next May, the AACD meeting will be held in Washington, D.C.