Georgia Dentist Earns Recognition as Top 51 Cosmetic Dentist in the World

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Cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Oppenheim, of Thomasville, Georgia has achieved Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This Georgia dentist joins an elite group of 51 dental professionals worldwide who have earned the AACD’s prestigious designation. Dr. Oppenheim will be recognized in a ceremony at the organization's 25th Anniversary AACD Scientific Session, held in Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2009.

Georgia dentist has become just the 51st cosmetic dentist in the world to achieve Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Oppenheim attained Fellowship, the highest level of clinical achievement in the AACD, through his dedication to continuing education, careful adherence to protocol, and his demonstrated ability to produce consistently exceptional cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Oppenheim remarked, "I am honored to become an Accredited Fellow of the AACD. The challenges of the program have advanced my clinical skills and knowledge and provided my patients with credible validation of the cosmetic and restorative skills I believe each patient deserves when choosing a cosmetic dentist.”

Dr. Oppenheim, who is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in the Big Bend/Wiregrass region, received his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency in 1979. He has maintained a comprehensive restorative practice with an emphasis on esthetics for over 20 years in Thomasville, Georgia. In 1996 he achieved Accreditation in the AACD and now serves as a mentor and Accreditation Examiner. Dr. Oppenheim has written and lectured on the topic of smile design and is known among his peers for his "no-compromise" approach to excellence in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. According to Dr. Oppenheim, his passion for dentistry is fed through continually challenging himself with expansion of his skills in the rapidly changing field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

The AACD offers cosmetic dentistry's most recognized advanced credentialing programs for dentists and dental laboratory technicians. AACD members who seek to become accredited must undergo a three-part process consisting of: passing a written board examination, passing testing of their actual clinical cases in key categories of cosmetic dentistry, and passing an oral examination. Each candidate must also attend a series of workshops as part of the program. After achieving accredited status, AACD members who earn Fellowship status must submit 50 of their clinical cases for evaluation according to the rigorous standards of the AACD's Accreditation protocol. Achievement of Accredited Fellow status is considered the pinnacle of excellence in cosmetic dental artistry. Dr. Oppenheim's smile designs have been featured on seven covers of the AACD's prestigious quarterly Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has won Gold Medals in ten consecutive AACD International Smile Gallery Competitions, including "Best of Show" in Honolulu in 2002. For more information, please visit http://www.aacd.com.

About the AACD & Dr. Thomas Oppenheim
The AACD is the largest international dental organization dedicated specifically to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Founded in 1984, the AACD has nearly 8,000 members in the United States and 70 countries worldwide. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Oppenheim is located at 207 E Jackson St. in Thomasville, Georgia. He has created beautiful smiles for patients from Tallahassee, FL, throughout the Fl. panhandle, South GA, South Alabama and beyond. The Georgia dentist may be contacted by telephone at 229.226.1631 or 800-860-6124 and via e-mail at smileart(at)rose.net. His practice can be located online at http://www.signaturesmiles.com. For more information regarding the AACD, please send an e-mail to pr(at)aacd.com, or call 800.543.9220.

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