Use of the abbreviation for Fellow of the American College of Dentists has been historically limited. Consistent with the ADA Code of Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, the College restricts the use of the initials so patients and the public will not confuse the abbreviation “FACD” with an academic degree. In 2007 the entire Fellowship voted on the guidelines for use of “FACD.”
When to Use “FACD”
When to Refrain from Using “FACD”
Fellows are encouraged to wear their Fellowship pin or the rosette and to use “Fellow of the American College of Dentists” (unabbreviated) on professional letterhead, biographical summaries, and other appropriate information-only locations that match the dignity and professionalism of the College.