CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) has installed Kenneth S. Kurtz, DDS, FACP, as its Maxillofacial Prosthodontist representative on the ACP Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP). Dr. Kurtz was sworn in during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Kurtz, based at Academic Prosthodontics of Long Island in New Hyde Park, N.Y., is a board- certified Prosthodontist specializing in implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. His practice, Academic Prosthodontics is located at 700 Hillside Avenue, Suite 3, in New Hyde Park, N.Y. It is a group specialty practice, which includes the founder, Dr. Joel T. Gluck and two of Dr. Kurtz's former students at NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD), Dr. Terry Lin, DDS, MS, FACP, and Dr. Dana Marzocco, DMD. Both Drs. Kurtz and Lin are board-certified in prosthodontics, and have additional fellowship training in the maxillofacial prosthetics sub-specialty.
Dr. Kurtz is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Division of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Section, Graduate Prosthodontics-New York Hospital-Queens, and Director of Prosthodontic Research at the Graduate Prosthodontic program at Montefiore Medical Center/AECOM. Dr. Kurtz also serves as an attending Maxillofacial Prosthodontist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and is appointed as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Dental Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
"Being elected to serve on the ACP Council for the ABP is an honor and a responsibility to serve the ACP Membership with regards to the future of the specialty," said Dr. Kurtz.
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, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea 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 only 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.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists