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South Carolina’s First Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Tom Trinkner, DDS has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) since 1994 and was awarded Accredited Member status in 1998, the first dentist from South Carolina to achieve such a status.

What is an AACD Accredited Member

AACD defines an Accredited Member as a member who has has successfully completed the comprehensive Accreditation process, which consists of a written examination, delivering and extensively documenting a broad range of cosmetic treatment solutions for five patients and an oral examination administered by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. By successfully completing this process, an Accredited member demonstrates a very high level of clinical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

About the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The AACD, founded in 1984, is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. It is the world’s largest international dental organization with over 6,000 members throughout 80 countries. The AACD holds its member to the highest standards of ethical conduct and patient care through the use of responsible esthetics.

As an AACD Accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Trinkner has the opportunity to receive training and education on the latest procedures, techniques and products in cosmetic dentistry through a variety of publications, lectures and workshops. Dr. Trinkner has contributed to the advancement of cosmetic dentistry by writing several articles, giving lectures and presentations as well as testing new products on behalf of the AACD.

The AACD Accreditation Process

Becoming an AACD Accredited dentist is a rigorous process. Dr. Trinkner was required to complete a demanding clinical testing process, which included a written examination, a peer review of five documentation clinical cases of specific types, participation in continuing education classes, and an oral examination.

Being an Accredited Member doesn’t stop with the accreditation status. Dr. Trinkner is expected to remain current with the latest industry trends and technology in cosmetic dentistry to deliver his patients with the best care.

Learn more about Dr. Trinkner at and contact us today to schedule a consultation by calling 803 – 400 – 8729.