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About Us

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry takes pride in our ability to advance the art and science of comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry, but beyond that, we have some amazingly creative dentists and laboratory technicians in our midst and this is their opportunity to showcase some of their dental art and portrait photography.

Every smile has a story. Some take hours and some take months. Every smile takes dedication inspired by nature and nurtured by skill. The AACD presents your opportunity to showcase your clinical and artistic talents. Be one of the AACD’s top dental artists. Showcase your accomplishments to your patients. Your masterpieces deserve to be recognized. Join the excitement and enter the AACD Smile Portrait Competition. Show the world your stunning portraits. Show the world your dental art. Show us what you’re made of!

Competition Timeline

  • April 27th, 2022 - Accepting Submissions
    The contest submission site will be announced on our social media platforms the week of our annual conference April 27th-30th.
  • June 24th, 2022 - Submission Deadline
  • July 1st, 2022 - Voting Begins!
  • July 31st, 2022 - Voting Ends
  • August, 2022 - Winners Announced and Awarded
Credit: Gordon Chee, DDS

How To Submit

Competition entries will require submission of high-resolution quality portraits or artistic smile images with a selective focus on the smile to showcase the clinical work. At least 4 anterior restorations are required to be eligible for the portrait competition.

This unique competition portal will allow participants to share their entries on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram. Members are encouraged to email their friends, family, and patients to encourage viewing, voting, and discussions about their submissions. 


Note: You must be a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to enter.

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