A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) faculty members Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MAEd, ’12, and Kim Perry, DDS, MSCS, associate vice president recently attended the American Dental Association 2018 conference. At the conference, Drs. Duong and Perry were inducted as new fellows into the American College of Dentists (ACD).
ACD was founded in 1920 by a group of dental professionals who believed the profession needs to plan for the future. The founders advocated for educational reform that set a new standard for dental education. ACD is dedicated to the highest ideals of the dental profession and service to patients, and helps professionals practice the best ethics and leadership possible.
To be considered for the ACD fellowship, candidates must have a good reputation for ethical conduct and an unquestionable professional standing. Candidates must also have good moral character that aligns with strong integrity and professional ideals.
The ACD’s fellowship is by invitation only. Candidates are nominated by current ACD Fellows and selected by a committee that considers merit, education, and professional experience of each nominee.
“Becoming of a fellow of the ACD is a huge accomplishment for me because the process was based on my merit and my contribution to the dental profession, not on my age, stage in my career, or who I know,” said Dr. Duong, “I’d like to thank Dr. Khanh Chu and Dr. Randy Snyder for believing in my commitment and passion for dentistry.”
Congratulations to Drs. Duong and Perry on this accomplishment!