American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Elects Six New Officers

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) has elected new officers to its Board of Directors for a one-year term. During the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in New Orleans from Nov. 5-8, 2014, six board certified Prosthodontists will be sworn in as officers of the College on Friday, Nov. 7.

Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP, will be installed as 2014-15 president; Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP, will be installed as president-elect; Susan E. Brackett, DDS, MS, FACP, will be installed as vice president; Julie A. Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP, will be installed as treasurer; and Carol A. Lefebvre, DDS, MS, FACP, will be installed as secretary. John R. Agar, DDS, MA, FACP, will continue as an officer of the College in 2014-15 as the ACP immediate past president.

Dr. Tuminelli is in private practice in Great Neck, New York. He has served as a member of the ACP Board of Directors for 10 years and is an ACP Fellow. Dr. Tuminelli is past president of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is also the graduate program director for New York Hospital Queens, a member of the Presbyterian Health System. As a member of the ACP Spokespersons Network, Dr. Tuminelli has been interviewed by three publications this year about dental implants, tooth grinding and new materials, as shown in this video.

Dr. Driscoll is a professor and director of the Prosthodontic Residency program at the University of Maryland Dental School. He is past president of the American Board of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Driscoll is chair of the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists and will join the ACP Spokespersons Network this year.

Dr. Brackett is in private practice in Oklahoma City, Okla. She previously was director of the ACP Public Relations and Communications Division and ACP secretary. Dr. Brackett is a co-author of an award-winning textbook, Fundamentals of Tooth Preparation, and the Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, third edition. Dr. Brackett is the recipient of the ACP Education Foundation's Highest Honor. Dr. Brackett is featured in ACP's cosmetic dentistry video about dental implants.

Dr. Holloway is professor and head of the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. In addition to serving as treasurer, she is immediate past president of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. She has served as editor of the ACP Board Preparation Study Guide and joins the ACP Spokespersons Network this year.

Dr. Lefebvre is the dean of Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. She also is a professor in the Oral Rehabilitation and Oral Biology departments in the College of Dental Medicine and the College of Graduate Studies. She has been an ACP member for 30 years and is the former editor-in-chief of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, Prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM solutions.

The ACP is the only Prosthodontic specialty organization whose 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 advocates for the valuable role that Prosthodontists play on the dental team to improve patient outcomes.

About the ACP

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official sponsoring organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, which is one of nine recognized specialties of the American Dental Association. Founded in 1970, ACP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and science of prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of prosthodontic education and providing professional services to its membership. For more information visit GoToAPro.org. National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is April 12-18, 2015. NPAW promotes public awareness about the critical importance of a healthy mouth and why Prosthodontists bring patients optimal oral health.

About the ACP Annual Session & Exhibition

The November 5-8, 2014, ACP Annual Session in New Orleans is the premier professional development and networking event in Prosthodontic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall showcasing Prosthodontic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers.

CONTACT: Carolyn Barth media@prosthodontics.org 312-573-8791

Source:American College of Prosthodontists

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