The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced that a 2013 survey of its members found that they typically see greater practice production from comprehensive cosmetic, functional, and restorative treatments, leading to higher earnings than stated in a recent ADA report
While many professionals join the AACD to raise the bar on clinical skills related to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, being associated with the academy can lead to increased financial success and stability, according to the organization. The AACD is an investment in the member dentist, which translates to a benefit for both patients and practice, the academy added.
Data depicted in the chart below is from a representative sampling of respondents (members and nonmembers) from the AACD 2013 Cosmetic Dentistry State of the Industry Survey.
Data for the survey was collected between October 17 and November 18, 2013, with a total of 659 responses. The invitation to participate in the survey was emailed to the AACD membership and distributed to non-AACD member dental professionals vial social media. The complete survey findings are available on the AACD website.