San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Earns Accreditation with AACD

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Mission Trails Dentistry, a San Diego cosmetic dentistry practice, has announced that Dr. James Salazar has earned his Accredited member status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Due to the lengthy and rigorous process, the AACD accreditation highlights Dr. Salazar’s commitment to pursuing excellence in the dental profession, whether he is performing a smile makeover with porcelain veneers, composite bonding with teeth whitening, or a routine filling.

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San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Dr. James Salazar Receives AACD Accreditation

Accredited dentists and laboratory technicians are the most passionate and committed practitioners, and understand that a smile is an expression of who their patients are.

As a cosmetic dentist in San Diego at Mission Trails Dentistry, Dr. James Salazar is announcing his recent accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is one of 12 dentists in San Diego and joins 331 dental professionals worldwide who have achieved this prestigious status. The extensive credentialing process included a written examination, oral examination, and the submission of dental cases for peer-review and evaluation to ensure he is capable of providing exceptional cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers and crowns, teeth whitening, composite bonding, or anterior tooth replacement.

The accreditation process was developed by the AACD to encourage further education, provide valuable interaction with like-minded colleagues, and the opportunity for personal growth. Dr. Nils Olson, the chairperson for AACD accreditation, says the credentialing program is the most advanced of its kind worldwide, and requires dedication to continuing education, as well as responsible patient care. “We are honored to welcome Dr. James Salazar to the ranks of AACD Accredited members. Accredited dentists and laboratory technicians are the most passionate and committed practitioners, and understand that a smile is an expression of who their patients are.”

Dr. James Salazar will join 27 other newly accredited dental professionals on stage to receive their recognition and award at the 27th Annual AACD Scientific Session, which will be held May 18-21, 2011 in Boston, MA.

About the AACD

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to improve dental health, esthetics and function. With more than 6300 AACD member dentists and dental professionals in more than 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, as well as promoting and supporting the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas to the public and profession.

About Dr. James Salazar

Dr. James Salazar earned his dental degree from the University of California San Francisco Dental School. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and now the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Salazar is committed to continuing education courses in an array of specialties, including the successful completion of the cosmetic dentistry program at the prestigious Pankey Institute.

Mission Trails Dentistry is located at 6902 Navajo Rd. in San Diego, CA 92119, and can be reached at (619) 567-3894, or found online at, or the Mission Trails Dentistry Facebook page.


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