March 28, 2006 Madison, WI – John F. Rink, Jr., DDS, AAACD , of Charleston, SC has achieved Accredited status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) – joining just over 250 dental professionals in the world who have earned the prestigious designation. Dr. Rink reached this status through a dedication to continuing education and careful adherence to clinical protocol.
“I am honored to become an Accredited member of the AACD. Through the challenges of the program, I have learned the keys to providing my patients with cosmetic dental services,” said Dr. Rink.
Through the AACD’s advanced credentialing program for dentists and dental laboratory technicians, AACD members who wish to become Accredited must undergo a three-part process consisting of a written examination, submission of clinical cases for evaluation and an oral examination. Each candidate must also attend a series of workshops as part of the program. While each part must be completed in sequence, candidates have up to five years to complete the program after successfully completing the written examination. They can then proceed at a pace that works best for them. For more information regarding specifics about the program, please visit www.AACD.com.
Dr. Rink graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1983. He has actively pursued higher levels of education in esthetic and restorative dentistry notably at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Baylor College of Dentistry. He is currently on staff at the Medical University of South Carolina Dental School and has lectured at the Charleston Dental Hygiene Association meetings as well as numerous local and regional dental Study Clubs. He is a newly Accredited member of the AACD, which he joined in 1997. Dr. Rink has continually focused on utilizing the latest in digital technology to enhance his cosmetic and restorative practice and has been working with the Cerec restorative system since 1998.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the largest international dental organization committed to excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Founded in 1984, the AACD has over 7,600 members in more than 60 countries worldwide. Members of the Academy include cosmetic and reconstructive dentists, dental laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants, educators, researchers and students.
Dr. Rink practices cosmetic dentistry at Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, 33 C Gamecock Ave, Charleston, SC 29407-3369, and may be contacted by telephone at (843) 628-0402, via e-mail at email@example.com or on the Internet at www.cccrdentistry.com. For more information regarding the AACD, please visit the organization’s Web site at www.AACD.com, send an e-mail to info@AACD.com or call (608) 222-8583.