The ACD was founded by dental leaders to elevate the standards of dentistry

Our members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and contributions to dentistry and society.
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The mission of the ACD is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry

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Membership in the American College of Dentists is by invitation only.
There are over 7,000 Fellows – all selected based on their exceptional contributions to organized dentistry, oral health care, dental research, dental education, the profession, and society.

Welcome our new Executive Director, Michael Graham.

The ACD is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Graham as its new Executive Director. Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated a passion for the dental profession, a dedication to motivating volunteer leaders and members, and a commitment to achieving substantial gains for the profession. Welcome, Mike!

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The American Society for Dental Ethics is an Affiliate of the College. ASDE and the College work together to fulfill their parallel missions. More information about ASDE can be found on their website.

The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry is a national, student-driven association that was established to promote and support students’ lifelong commitment to ethical behavior in order to benefit the patients they serve and to further the dental profession.
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On April 8, 2021, the Board of Regents voted to integrate the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists as a non-geographic section of the College.
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Fall/Winter 2023 Vol. 52 | No. 3

Contribute to Our Ongoing Mission

“Philanthropy—investments in project and process design is to improve the quality of life for generations yet to come. The impact is often difficult to understand and often impossible to judge. Philanthropy is speculation. The drive is fueled by a desire to move humanity forward.”

Steven D. Chan, Past President of the ACD and of the ACD Foundation