SOURCE: Magnuson Dental Design

May 01, 2012 06:08 ET

Cosmetic Dentist in Michigan Gives Back to Dental Community Through AACD Participation

KALAMAZOO, MI--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is hosting its 28th Annual Scientific Session from May 2-5, 2012 at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC. In anticipation of the upcoming event, Dr. Brett Magnuson, a cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo, has announced he will be lecturing at the conference and says he is looking forward to further engagement with the dental community. The annual meeting will feature a diverse itinerary of lectures, course workshops, live demonstrations, and educational activities to help attendees hone their skills and stay up-to-date in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Magnuson will be delivering a lecture on "Digital Photography for Dentists" as well as teaching two half-day "Hands-on Workshops" at the event. Dr. Magnuson, who also volunteers regularly in the AACD-sponsored Give Back a Smile program for helping restore the smiles of domestic violence survivors, says his commitments to the AACD are both rewarding and essential for his pursuit of the highest quality care for his patients.

At his Kalamazoo cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Magnuson focuses on a wide variety of procedures ranging from teeth whitening to dental implant restorations. Through opportunities like the AACD annual meeting and the Give Back a Smile program, he says his practice is able to not only stay on top of the latest advancements in techniques and technology, but also play an active role in bettering the community. Whether it be teaching a course on a cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers or giving back to the community through restorative treatments such as dental implants, Dr. Magnuson says he is honored to be a part of the AACD's efforts and hopes to continue to interact with the educational opportunities and the outreach efforts.

Launched in 1999, the Give Back a Smile foundation is designed to offer cosmetic restorations to the victims of domestic violence at no charge. Volunteer AACD dentists perform procedures such as porcelain veneers to help survivors re-establish normalcy and healing to their lives and their appearance. Dr. Magnuson says his practice's ability to participate in the treatment of patients such as these is an experience he is most humbled and thankful to be a part of:

"Through the Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program, AACD members assist survivors by treating their dental injuries that were sustained from domestic violence, so that they may reclaim their smiles, their self-esteem, and, ultimately, their lives. Because more than 5 million people are affected by domestic violence every year in the United States and Canada, there is clearly a need for a program like GBAS to help survivors rejuvenate their lives through the caring hands of a local dentist."

Regardless of their motives for coming to his practice, Dr. Magnuson says his goal is to treat each patient with the utmost respect and personalized treatment. He says involvement in the AACD and their subsidiary programs has equipped him with a multitude of tools for enhancing his patient care and helping patients feel confident in the appearance of their smile.

About Brett Magnuson, DMD

Dr. Brett Magnuson earned his dental degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for which he has also served as an Accreditation Examiner. Dr. Magnuson is a member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been named one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer's Research Council. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Implantologists, the Chicago Dental Society, and several other professional organizations. In addition to the Give Back a Smile program, Dr. Magnuson also volunteers with the AACD Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, helping those affected by hurricanes, tsunamis, and wildfires.

Located at 2901 S Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, MI, Magnuson Dental Design can be reached at (269) 290-7275. It can also be contacted online via the website michiganbeautifulsmiles.com or the Magnuson Dental Design Facebook page.

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