Opening Dental Students’ Eyes to a New Kind of Dentistry

Posted on October 9, 2013

Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 07, 2012

Last year’s APEX Scholarship recipients described their experience at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) Annual Scientific Session as eye-opening and life-changing, and the AACD will provide the same experience to a new group of students in 2013.

The APEX scholarship provides promising dental students with the chance to attend AACD’s annual conference at no charge. This year, students will have the opportunity to attend the 29th Annual AACD Scientific Session in Seattle April 24-27. The event offers students an interdisciplinary approach to cosmetic dentistry education, with lectures and hands-on workshops, social events, and networking opportunities.

“It was exciting to see dentistry done at a higher level than I’ve been exposed to in dental school,” said Taylor King, a 2012 APEX recipient. “It gives me a higher standard to try to achieve.”

With APEX, the AACD strives to give students learning opportunities outside the classroom.

“Attending the annual scientific session can be a life-changing experience for a dental student,” said Ron Goodlin, AACD President. “At the session, dental students are inspired and motivated by the workshops and lectures they attend, in addition to meeting many of the industry’s most respected professionals. APEX gives them a chance to learn outside a traditional classroom setting, which will help them become better-rounded in the future.”

The AACD APEX Student Scholarship includes:

  •     Registration fees to the annual scientific session ($125 undergraduate)

  •     Round-trip coach-class airfare (up to a $500 value)

  •     Hotel accommodations for the annual scientific session ($1,000 value)

  •     One year of AACD membership ($20 undergraduate)

Dental students are eligible to apply for the scholarships and will be judged on academic achievement, and their understanding of and commitment to the future of cosmetic dentistry. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2013.

To apply, students must submit:

  •     Completed scholarship application (available at

  •     Two letters of recommendation

  •     Essay (500-1000 words) on the social or scientific value of cosmetic dentistry

Applications will be accepted and reviewed by an AACD assigned review committee for consideration.

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About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,300 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

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