AACD Fellowship Accreditation

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AACD Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Dr. Montgomery received his Fellowship by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in May of 2015. This is the highest dental credential that can be attained in the AACD.

Where accreditation requires passing 5 highly complex esthetic clinical cases, Fellowship requires passing 50 highly complex esthetic clinical cases. These 50 cases need to address a variety of different problems with anterior teeth ranging from broken teeth, worn teeth to crowded and missing teeth. The end results need look completely ideal, natural and undetectable. This credential proves that all Fellowed dentists have the skill to create and perform at a high level a wide variety of challenging esthetic procedures.

He is now one of 2 in the state of Minnesota and 1 of 68 in the world that has achieved this highest level since 1984 (when this credentialing process has started). Now being Fellowed with the AACD, Dr. Montgomery joins the best of the best in the world in esthetic restorative dentistry.

AACD Accreditation

In May of 2006, Dr. Montgomery received his Accreditation by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Founded in 1984, the AACD is dedicated to continuing education in the rapidly evolving field of cosmetic dentistry. Accreditation represents the acknowledgment of a doctor’s excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

The process of gaining AACD accreditation often takes years to accomplish and requires a strong dedication to continuing education, combined with a firm resolve to produce exceptional dentistry.

Candidates are given up to five years to complete the accreditation, and must partake in a three-part process including a written examination, submission of five highly complex Clinical Cases documenting superior diagnostic and clinical excellence. These cases are projected on a large screen and a panel of examiners from the AACD scrutinizes the results and grades them on 72 different criteria’s. If more than 3 criteria’s are missed the case will not pass and the candidate will need to start over on that case. Once the five cases have passed, the candidate will qualify for the oral examination with the accreditation board and must pass this final step.

With his AACD Accreditation, Dr. Montgomery joins an elite group of only 6 other dentists in Minnesota, and 410 dentists world wide who have achieved this prestigious recognition.

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