The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to promoting the practice of quality cosmetic dentistry and has introduced credentials to allow its members to demonstrate that they have reached an agreed level of ability. This process has been designed by UK practitioners for UK dentists and technicians and therefore will be reflective of the way in which cosmetic dentistry is practiced in the UK.
The aim of the BACD Accreditation process is to allow dentists to demonstrate that they have the ability to diagnose, plan and execute cosmetic dental treatment of the highest standard, safely, ethically, and competently.
The skill set to be demonstrated encompasses a wide range of commonly encountered clinical problems. Demonstration of competence across a broad base of clinical skills is a core value of the Accreditation process. The assessment process will include demonstration of the ability to gain valid consent for the procedures and prescribe appropriate post-treatment maintenance.
Technicians should be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to plan and produce restorations of the highest standard and be an active member of the dental team delivering cosmetic dentistry through superior communication skills, and knowledge of materials and clinical techniques. The skill set to be demonstrated encompasses a wide range of commonly encountered clinical problems Demonstration of competence across a broad base of clinical skills is a core value of the Accreditation process.
The process has been designed to allow dentists and technicians to demonstrate that they can diagnose, plan and execute cosmetic treatment of the highest standard, and that this can be done safely, ethically, and competently.
Accreditation involves the anonymous submission of clinical cases of before and after pictures, showing cases which have been prepared by the candidate working independently. When these have all been passed, there will be a Viva examination where candidates will be asked to produce a treatment plan following a diagnosis and answer questions from examiners about treatment methods chosen and materials used.
Candidates who successfully complete the exam will receive an Accreditation Plaque, allowing them to state that they are an “Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry”.
The accreditation process is administered by the BACD Central Office and examiners are drawn from Accredited BACD members.
The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry run a unique accreditation and fellowship credentialing programme based on the excellence of cosmetic dentistry that members actually deliver for their patient, anonymously judged by Britain’s best cosmetic dentists
Dr Neil Gerrard, Dr Oliver Harman and Dr Ken Harris