CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harold Litvak, DMD, MSD, FACP, was honored with the Founders Society Award by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Education Foundation. Dr. Litvak was recognized during the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists held in New Orleans from Nov. 5-8, 2014. His son, board certified Prosthodontist Michael D. Litvak, DDS, FACP, accepted the award on his father's behalf along with the medallion presented in his father's name.
Dr. Litvak was chosen by the Foundation's Board of Directors based on his legacy of vision, leadership, service, and dedication to the ACP Education Foundation and the specialty of Prosthodontics. Dr. Litvak is an active life member of the ACP, a life Fellow and a Past-President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. A clinical professor with 40 years of service, Dr. Litvak is the former director of the Occlusion Section in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). The NYUCD Harold and Sheila Litvak Prosthodontics Wing fosters interaction and synergy across specialties. Dr. Litvak is beloved by his peers, many friends and his warm family.
"The name Harold Litvak is synonymous with excellence in Prosthodontics and giving back," adds Dr. Lily T. Garcia, chair of the ACP Education Foundation. "He is committed to advancing Prosthodontics education, research, and patient care. He has all the professional attributes that people respect but with Harold, he is ALL Heart, which is why we are all inspired by him."
"Though his clinical expertise is unparalleled and his passion for teaching unbridled, what most distinguishes Harold are the relationships he formed with his patients and his devotion to family and friends. Harold has mentored and counseled countless prosthodontic residents and colleagues. He inspires by example, his leadership and support of virtually every aspect of the prosthodontic community has created an enduring gift and remarkable personal legacy," Dr. Leonard B. Kobren, vice chair of the ACP Education Foundation, said.
A patient shares "Dr. Litvak is the greatest dentist (Prosthodontist) I ever went to. He did some early work on me, and every dentist I go to says that Dr. Litvak's work is the best part of my chart. He has a wonderful chair-side manner."
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 Education Foundation honors individuals who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the Foundation and demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to the specialty. The ACP and ACP Education Foundation are aligned to expand education, research and growth opportunities in prosthodontics.
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. Visit GoToAPro.org to learn more.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists