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Merriman Named AACD Accredited Fellow Member

MADISON, Wis. (7/21/15)—James A. Merriman, DMD, has been named an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

The purpose of Fellowship is to provide the highest level of achievement for members in accordance with the AACD's mission of education and excellence.

Dr. Merriman graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1980. He maintains a solo general practice with an emphasis in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Marietta, Georgia. A firm believer in continuing education, Dr. Merriman is a graduate of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, the L.D. Pankey Institute, LSU Esthetic Continuums I and II, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and became an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2015. He has also studied extensively under Dr. John Kois in Seattle, the San Francisco Institute for Advanced Dental Learning, Dallas Dental Solutions, and under Dr. Newton Fahl in Curitiba, Brazil.  Over the last few years, Dr. Merriman has had four articles published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. A member of the AACD since 1999, Dr. Merriman led a study group of Atlanta area dentists interested in becoming Accredited Members of the AACD and has served eight years as a board member of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry serving as president in 2011. He also maintains Visiting Faculty status for the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Merriman's pastimes include fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and trips with his wife and three children to the North Georgia mountains.

“Dr. Merriman’s commitment to responsible esthetics and cosmetic dentistry is undeniable with his most recent achievement as an AACD Accredited Fellow,” said Dr. Bradley J. Olson, AACD Fellowship Chair. “Our Accredited Fellow members must complete one of the most rigorous, yet life-changing journeys of their career—and of their lives.”

He was honored for this achievement at AACD 2015 in San Francisco on May 9.

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About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,500 cosmetic dental professionals in 80 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.