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This achievement of becoming an Accredited Member in the AACD is a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, oral examination and the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed evaluation. To complete this process, Dr. Bruce Crispin and Dr. Kristi Crispin were required to submit five required case types that demonstrated cosmetic excellence in a range of disciplines including implants, veneers, tooth replacement, and direct resin composite restorations.
In addition to this achievement, Drs. Bruce and Kristi Crispin continue to instruct other dentists who seek continuing dental education in their world class teaching facility at Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Los Angeles, California. Through all of their commitments, it truly shows their love and passion about their profession.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do dentists strive to achieve becoming an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry?
By achieving the Accredited member status through the AACD it proves that you have the knowledge and clinical abilities to perform cosmetic dentistry at the highest level. Many dentists only state they are cosmetic dentists without recognized credentials, Dr. Bruce and Kristi Crispin wanted to prove they are. They knew it was necessary to have the only recognized credential to show they are truly are at the top of their field when evaluated by their peers when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. This father daughter team is truly dedicated to their craft and giving their patients the best cosmetic smile.
What is the AACD?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was founded in 1984 and is the world’s largest international dental organization. With more than 6,300 members in more than 80 countries, it is dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. The AACD encourages and expects the highest standards of ethical conduct and patient care through the use of responsible esthetics.
Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry include a variety of dental professionals: cosmetic and reconstructive dentists, dental laboratory technicians, educators, researchers, students, hygienists, and dental assistants. These professionals have displayed an interest in furthering their education to bring their patients the latest advancements in cosmetic dental techniques, materials, and technology. This is more important today than ever because the field of cosmetic dentistry is on the cutting edge of technology. Visit AACD.com to learn more.
How many Accredited dentists are there in the world?
It is important that you know the credential of the doctors and dentists you trust to perform diagnosis and treatment on you as a patient. There are currently only 350 dentists that have achieved this status in the world. The Accreditation process, which was 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.