In 2006, Dr. John F. Rink became the first dentist in Charleston, SC, to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Encouraging dentists to pursue education since 1986, the AACD Accreditation has become the world’s most recognized advanced cosmetic dentistry credentialing program. As a member of this prestigious association, Dr. Rink is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care and service to his patients.
In the history of the Academy, there have been just over 400 accredited members. The process requires extensive knowledge, studying, and commitment to reaching one’s full potential. To receive an accreditation from the AACD, doctors must complete three steps.
This examination covers a broad spectrum of topics regarding cosmetic dentistry, including:
As the first part of accreditation, this exam is designed to test applicants' foundational knowledge, with a particular emphasis on aesthetics. If the applicant passes this exam, they can proceed to the next step in the process.
During the clinical case submissions portion of the accreditation, dentists have the opportunity to demonstrate their diagnostic skills and clinical excellence. In addition to passing the written exam, applicants must also attend two workshops before this step. Once they have qualified, doctors must complete five case types that demonstrate excellence in a range of dental disciplines. The five required case types are:
Applicants who pass this portion are then invited to participate in the oral examination.
Following the completion of the written examination and the submission of the required clinical cases, the AACD administers an oral examination to verify and authenticate the dentist's casework and to evaluate their treatment abilities.
During the exam, doctors are tested on their knowledge and familiarity with diagnosis, treatment planning, materials, and various techniques. Once the dentist has successfully completed the oral examination phase, they will become an Accredited Member of the AACD.
Becoming an Accredited Member of the AACD represents a doctor's skill, knowledge, and dedication as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry. The accreditation process is held in high esteem throughout the dental community and is universally recognized as the gold standard in cosmetic dentistry. As an Accredited Member, Dr. Rink has established himself as one of the top cosmetic dentists not only in the Charleston area, but throughout the country.
Dr. Rink has dedicated has practice and career to helping his patients achieve the most beautiful, healthy smiles possible. Whether a patient requires a simple treatment plan to boost the vibrancy of their smile, or they require a more complex treatment plan that requires additional planning, Dr. Rink has prepared himself to handle all types of cases. If you would like a renewed smile, completed by an highly-skilled and proven dentist, please send us a message or give us a call at (843) 428-8734.
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