CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD, will become a lifetime honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Brown will be inducted during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP to be held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
"Dr. Brown has had a major impact by being a visionary leader and Immediate Past President of the AGD. Through the collaboration with our ACP's Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Agar, together we are carving out a path to bring landmark educational platforms to the AGD with ACP serving as educators," said ACP President Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP.
Dr. Brown has also served as a member and chair of numerous AGD and American Dental Association (ADA) committees and task forces. He is known in the industry as a national authority on access to care and dental therapists and he is highly respected in his profession.
ACP President Dr. Tuminelli added that, "A tireless advocate for providing the highest possible quality and access to care to patients, Dr. Brown has been selfless in his dedication to serving the dental community through outreach and philanthropic in his support of dental education in the institutional environment. ACP is honored to be able to work together with Dr. Brown and the AGD, and share our future vision for the profession of dentistry into the digital age. We look forward to his contribution to the ACP as an honorary member."
Dr. Brown is an adjunct faculty member for the Medical University of South Carolina in the Restorative Department and Community Based Learning. The new Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the university is named for Dr. Brown. He also is a fellow of and received the Dentist of the Year Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Additionally, Dr. Brown has supported and initiated many humanitarian activities and won the Samuel D. Harris Award for the best National Children's Dental Health Month program.
"To be selected to become an honorary member to the American College of Prosthodontists is truly one of the highlights of my career," said Dr. Brown. "I greatly value the importance of general dentists and prosthodontists working together to improve patient outcomes. The strength of the dental profession lies in collaborations and it has been a joy working with the American College of Prosthodontists over the past several years. They care deeply for their patients, each other, and the profession and I am humbled by my inclusion as an honorary member."
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.
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. To learn more, visit GoToAPro.org.
About the ACP Annual Session
The Oct. 21-24, 2015, ACP Annual Session in Orlando is the premier professional development and networking event in prosthodontic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic sessions with elite speakers from around the world discussing the latest strategies, treatment approaches, practical applications, digital workflows, alternative therapies and more.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 39,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists