AACD launches 'Smile Story' Contest to award makeovers, raise cosmetic dentistry awareness

May 2, 2014
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry launched "The Smile Story Contest," this week during AACD 2014 in Orlando, which will help five lucky individuals receive smile makeovers from AACD member dentists and laboratory technicians. Contestants are asked to submit a photo and a "smile story" to the contest website, and AACD member dentists and laboratory technicians are invited to indicate their interest in helping with the makeovers by completing an application form.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. The Smile Story Contest launched April 30 at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the Academy’s 30th anniversary scientific session. Entrants will submit their smile story telling why they deserve a new smile, plus a photo, at www.yoursmilebecomesyou.com. A public voting period, June 11 through June 30, will allow entrants to ask their friends, family, and social networks to vote for them. The top 20 will meet with a participating AACD dentist for a treatment consultation, and then a panel of dental professionals will select up to five winners, who will be announced in September through AACD’s Facebook page. The winners will have a chance to show off their smile makeovers onstage at AACD 2015 in San Francisco, the Academy’s 31st annual scientific session, for the big reveal.ADDITIONAL READING |Creating ideal cosmetic results for smile reconstruction: A tribute to Dr. Harvey F. Perlow
All AACD member dentists and laboratory technicians are invited to participate. For more information about becoming an AACD makeover smile designer, visit www.aacd.com/contest. Dentists and laboratory technicians have until June 27 to indicate their interest. “Recent AACD research has shown that a smile can help make a great first impression,” said Dr. Bill Dorfman, AACD Accredited Fellow and celebrity dentist who announced the launch of The Smile Story Contest in Orlando. “But sometimes that smile isn’t telling the whole story. Through this contest, AACD Member dentists and laboratory technicians will help our winners write new smile stories, while giving them the smiles of their dreams. AACD helps change lives, while spreading awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and responsible esthetics.”ADDITIONAL READING |Fabricating IPS e.max veneers step-by-step The Smile Story Contest is part of AACD’s Your Smile Becomes You campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and working with an AACD dentist. The contest’s host website also offers a Smile Analyzer, information about cosmetic dentistry procedures, patient education videos, a Smile IQ Quiz, a Smile Gallery, and much more.ADDITIONAL READING |The power of preparation: How to ensure proper gingival zenith position for a single dental implant restoration The contest is supported by Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max, Ivoclar’s all-ceramic system for crowns, inlays, onlays, thin veneers, abutments, and bridges. The product has been used in more than 75 million restorations in 6,000 North American labs.
For more information about the AACD, please visit their website.ADDITIONAL READING |Dental implant therapy in the future