The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual meeting in Texas takes place this week.  Stamford, Connecticut seems far away from Texas but these courses and colleagues bring my education to the very cutting edge level that I have always aspired. Great program that involves all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.  Invisalign, Sedation Dentistry, Occlusal Analysis, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Cosmetic Reconstruction, Lasers in Dentistry and the newest in dental materials.  I earnestly enjoy learning and taking continuing education because I know how much this benefits my staff and our patients.  I have totally enjoyed practicing general dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry.  Each has its place in our office depending on what our patient needs.  Although there are some patients that fear going to the dentist, I have found that most of the patients that have known me for ten, twenty, or even thirty years do not understand the fear of the dentist.  Although that makes me feel old. it also makes me happy.