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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 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. Showcase of Excellence This patient came to me unhappy with the appearance of her teeth. She stated that the color and the alignment of her smile bothered her, especially the black space between her teeth. Upon examination, I found that her old dentistry was failing and much of it had to be replaced. Also, because of her desire to have much whiter teeth, we replaced all but the lower back teeth. She was extremely pleased with her new smile and stated: “My new smile makes me feel ten years younger!” 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. Stephen Edgerton, DDS, AAACD Dr. Stephen Edgerton 1426 Commonwealth Drive, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 • 910-256-9230 • www.edgertonandfisher.com


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