CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John D. Ball, DDS, FACP, has been installed as regional membership director for the Central Region 3 to the board of directors of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Ball was sworn in during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Ball retired in January 2013 after serving 37 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Dentistry. He had most recently been the Director of both VA Central Dental Laboratory (CDL) locations (Dallas and Washington). He also maintained a clinical practice as a prosthodontist in the Dallas VA Dental Service. Dr. Ball was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the Baylor College of Dentistry, working in the pre-doctoral Removable Prosthodontic Clinic.
Prior to relocating to Dallas, Dr. Ball was Director of the Prosthodontic Residency Program at the Houston VA Medical Center. Also, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Dental Branch. Dr. Ball is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences at the UMKC School of Dentistry; Removable Prosthodontics Section Head; and course director for both the Advanced Prosthodontics course and the Complete Removable Prosthodontics lecture and laboratory.
"Prosthodontics continues to be an important part of my life both professionally and personally. I want to make a positive contribution to the future of my specialty with my fellow members in a dynamic organization. I want the ACP to be relevant to us members on a daily basis! I want to listen, learn, and serve," said Dr. Ball.
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