CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, will be honored with the private practice award for Rockies/Plain region 4 by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Christensen is to be honored at the Annual Awards & Presidents Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Clinicians Report Foundation (previously named CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called Clinicians Report.
Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates. Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington.
Currently, he is providing continuing education programs for many schools. Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely. He is a member of numerous professional organizations.
"I am very appreciative to receive this award from my peers as we constantly try to provide more adequate preventive care and treatment for complex oral challenges," said Dr. Christensen. "I have seen enormous growth in the specialty of prosthodontics over the past numerous years. As the life expectancy of the population has increased, the amount of oral disease and breakdown has also increased. I and my fellow prosthodontists are honored to treat those patients in need of complex and expert prosthodontic care."
Created in 2013, the Private Practice Award may be given annually to up to five individual Prosthodontists (one per ACP Region). These individuals must have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the prosthodontic specialty and the role that the Prosthodontist in private practice plays in advancing the patient's quality of life.
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, CAD/CAM, and cosmetic dentistry solutions.
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.
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 discussion the latest strategies, treatment approaches, practical applications, digital workflows, alternative therapies and more.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists