Learn About GNYACD

The Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (GNYACD) was originally founded in 2007 by Dr. Peter Auster. His vision for bringing the education and passion from the national American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) meeting to us was brought to fruition as The Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he served as president for 5 years. Then, Dr. Auster assembled the founding Board of Directors: Dr. Michael Teitelbaum, Dr. Lawrence Gilbert, Dr. Jay Neuhaus, Dr. Fedele Vero, Dr. Ira Handschuh, Dr. Barbara Ollech, and Dr. Robert Rioseco to serve their dental community with presentations from the finest dental educators.

As the group expanded and evolved, the GNYACD was established as the sole local affiliate for the Greater New York and New Jersey region. We strive to provide opportunities to advance our knowledge, provide peer support, and establish a vital link between our members, laboratories, and the general public of our valuable services. We strive to advance the mission of the AACD in New Jersey, New York, Southern Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GNYACD philosophy?
The GNYACD recognizes that our members support various dental philosophies, and we welcome all viewpoints. We support the ideals of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Why should I join the GNYACD?
Benefits of joining the GNYACD include:

  • Affiliate of the AACD
  • Online membership directory for patients to find an GNYACD cosmetic dentist in their area
  • Online membership directory for referrals by other GNYACD dentists seeking a cosmetic dentist in your area
  • Prestige of membership
  • Networking opportunities

Do I need to be a member of any other organization to be a member of the GNYACD?
You don’t need any specific memberships to join the GNYACD. In fact, you don’t have to belong to the AACD to join.

Do annual dues include the cover continuing education courses?
Members who register for the Cranham seminar will receive a complimentary one-year GNYACD membership.

Can I bring my team to the seminars?
We encourage team attendance. The GNYACD believes that a well-educated team promotes practice success.

Can I invite my specialists to the seminars?
The information presented at our conferences is valuable to many specialties, so feel free to bring them with you.

Can my lab technician attend seminars?
Yes, not only are the conferences educational to lab technicians, but GNYACD has developed a lab membership and provides a laboratory directory on this website. Studying together allows us to grow together!

If I don’t renew my membership, do I have to reapply when it expires?
You will have to reapply, pay the reapplication fee, and follow the other steps to membership if you let yours lapse. It is preferable to keep your membership active.