CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prosthodontist Stephen D. Campbell, DDS, MMSc, FACP, received special recognition from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Campbell was awarded a presidential citation due to his outstanding efforts as a member of the Commission on Dental Accreditation's (CODA) Review Committee at the 2015 Annual Session of the ACP in Orlando.
"A presidential citation recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals and honors those who have brought great distinction to the college and helped it achieve its mission," said ACP President Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP.
Dr. Campbell is a Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists. He serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, as well as Director of the Implant and Innovations Center and Director of the Center for Digital Excellence.
He has been very active in issues pertaining to diagnostic coding for practice and dental accreditation, including a variety of Site Visitor roles for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). As a member of CODA's Predoctoral Review Committee, he helped craft a total rewrite of the predoctoral accreditation standards from 2008-2012. He has also served on the Commission's Prosthodontic Review Committee and is presently serving as Prosthodontic Commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
"In August, Dr. Campbell was instrumental in securing passage of revised Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics, which now require that all graduates be competent in the surgical placement of dental implants. These new standards will be implemented in July 2016," said ACP Immediate Past President Dr. Tuminelli, who presented the award to Dr. Campbell during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP.
"You do not for these things for the recognition. You do it because of the impact it has on oral health, every graduating student and ultimately every patient. Nonetheless, I was deeply honored receiving this recognition for 20 years of effort with accreditation and the Commission," said Dr. Campbell.
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. Dr. Campbell can be seen in several of these videos, including this ACP Digital Dentistry Minute.
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 (consumers/patients) or Prosthodontics.org (oral health specialists).
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists