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Founded in 1970, the American College of Prosthodontists is an educational and scientific organization created to represent the needs and interests of prosthodontists within organized dentistry, and to the public, by providing a means for stimulating awareness and interest in the field of prosthodontics. The ACP’s goal is to be the global resource for all aspects of the specialty.
The American Dental Association recognizes the ACP as the organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, and the ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty association where membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.
The ACP has more than 3,400 members internationally including prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty.
Representing a unified voice for the prosthodontic specialty, the ACP regularly communicates and interacts with the ADA, especially with the Council on Dental Education and Licensure and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, as well as other dental specialty organizations to discuss, support and influence key issues impacting the specialty and the future of prosthodontic education.
Photo Description: American College of Prosthodontists President Lily Garcia and Pi Dental Center Prosthodontist Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP, proudly display the ACP’s recognition in the national health and beauty magazine: NEW BEAUTY during the College’s 42 Annual Scientific Session. Doctor Balshi also provided fellow prosthodontists with a presentation demonstrating implant prosthodontic treatment for severely resorbed upper jaws, without the need for bone grafting, referred to as the No BoneZ Solution using special Pterygomaxillary and Zygomatic implants.