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Special Advertising Edgerton achieves AACD accreditation Local dentist Dr. Stephen Edgerton has achieved Accredited Member Status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) after completing a challenging creden-tialing process. While the accreditation process is rigorous, it’s the ultimate display of one’s skills and commitment to the field of cosmetic dentistry, says J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AACD Accreditation Chair. The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excel-lence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, aes-thetics, and function. It fulfills its mission by offering educational opportunities, promoting and supporting the accreditation process, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession. Dr. Edgerton is one of 353 current accredited dentists worldwide. He obtained his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and Dr. Stephen Edgerton Accreditation Showcase of Excellence Malece Miller was sent to me by her father, a Utah general dentist, and her uncle, owner of Bryce Canyon Dental Studio in Salt Lake City, for a smile makeover. An aspiring dancer and actress, Malece had the appreci-ation of a beautiful smile and the importance of it in her career. Malese appeared on the TV show “The Fosters,” the movie “Teen Beach 2,” and was a contestant in season 10 of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Malece was congenitally missing her two upper lateral incisors. She had been treated with orthodontics to move her “eye-teeth” next to her central incisors. This closed up her spacing; however this left her with a smile she did not like and teeth that were the wrong shape and size. Treatment in her case was some gum contouring and six veneers. If you or a family member have a situation like this or any other dental concerns, please feel free to give my office a call and set up a consultation to discuss how I can help you with your dental needs. 6 WBM november 2015 his graduate degree in dentistry from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is in practice with Dr. David Fisher and his daughter, Dr. Taylor Edgerton Glenn. “In our practice, we have years of experience and use the latest dental technology and equipment,” Dr. Edgerton says. “My personal goal has always been to be the very best dentist. I strive to know the latest techniques and dental materials by participating in more than 100 hours of continuing education a year.” A major part of this education is through the AACD and the Pankey Institute, studying advanced technologies, cosmetic dentistry, occlusal therapy, sleep disorders and TMJ. Dr. Edgerton also participates in the Give Back a Smile program, which was launched in 1999. Since then AACD member dentists, dental laboratories, and other dental professionals have volunteered their time and expertise pro bono, to restore the damaged smiles of more than 1,400 survivors of intimate partner violence for a total dollar value of more than $14 million. Stephen Edgerton, DDS, AAACD 1426 Commonwealth Drive, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 • 910-256-9230 • www.edgertonandfisher.com


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