MADISON, Wis., January 23rd, 2015—The American Dental Association recently* reported dentists' earnings are not rebounding as anticipated despite several years of economic recovery. The study found a stagnation in dental spending combined with an increased number of dentists resulting in stagnant professional earnings,.
However, the financial picture looks brighter for American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Members. Data suggests that AACD Members, and particularly AACD Accredited Members, typically see more revenues and greater practice production from comprehensive cosmetic, functional, and restorative treatments, leading to higher earnings.
AACD Members, it would seem obvious, see more patients searching for cosmetically-focused solutions per year, which drives up production for elective procedures and paints a rosier picture of total practice production.
While many professionals join the AACD to raise the bar on clinical skills related to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, this eye-opening data demonstrates that being associated with the AACD—and taking advantage of the exchange of new ideas, interdisciplinary information on the latest in clinical procedures, materials and methods, and cosmetic practice development—can lead to increased financial success and stability. Taking the step from general to Accredited Member can be the next step in growing a practice that is determined to keep existing patients that may otherwise seek cosmetic treatment elsewhere, as well as attracted new patients. AACD is an investment in the member dentist, which translates to a benefit for both patients and practice.
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 6,400 cosmetic dental professionals in 80 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.