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Lawrence Addleson, DDS, FAACD

Lawrence Addleson, DDS, FAACDLawrence Addleson, DDS, FAACD, of San Diego, California, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of esthetic cosmetic dentistry. He is highly respected by dental professionals worldwide as a general and cosmetic dentist, a mentor, an instructor and an advisor. Dr. Addleson is the founder of his practice, The Art of Dentistry, located in San Diego.

Dr. Addleson graduated in 1969 from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. In 1993 he earned accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and is one of only 42 dentists worldwide to complete the rigorous criteria for both accreditation and fellowship, the most prestigious level of clinical excellence achievable within the AACD.

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Dr. Addleson has held many top positions within the AACD, including president, member of the Board of Directors and twice chairman of the Board of Governors. He has been chairman of the Educational Task Force Committee and the Education and Credentials Committee, as well as a board examiner for both accreditation and fellowship.

He is on the Editorial Review Board of The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, a founder of the Southwest chapter of the AACD and a director and cosmetic dental advisor for the San Diego Advanced Study Group, a Seattle Study Club.

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Dr. Addleson's clinical instruction and advisory work are widely requested, and he has presented to dentists worldwide. Some of the topics he has covered in lectures and hands-on demonstrations are adhesive dentistry, porcelain, dental materials and philosophy of patient care.

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