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Dr. H.R. Makarita, D.D.S., of Clifton has won four Gold Awards in the 8th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) National Smile Gallery competition, for exhibiting outstanding skill in cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Makarita won the Gold Medals for his work in the Indirect Ceramic Restoration category. His cases were selected at the organization's International 18th Annual Scientific Session in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“I am happy to carry on the AACD’s tradition of superior smile design and changing people’s lives through cosmetic dentistry,” Dr. Markarita said.

The Annual AACD Smile Gallery Competition awards winners in four categories based on technical skill in cosmetic dentistry including: Indirect Restorations, Missing Anterior Tooth Restorations, Single Unit Anterior of Posterior Esthetics and Special Effects. Additional awards of “Best of Show” and the “People’s Choice Award” are presented to those cases that particularly stand out as premier casework in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Makarita is one of less than 250 dentists worldwide that is Accredited by the AACD.

Dr. Makarita has been in practice in Oakton since 1988.