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Chicago Prosthodontist Dr. Mark C. Hutten is Treasurer of the American College of Prosthodontists

CHICAGO, March 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS, FACP, has become an officer of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Prior to being the ACP Treasurer, Dr. Hutten served as the ACP Prosthodontic Forum Director on the Board of Directors. He has had a long line of leadership within the ACP, serving as the Illinois Section President before joining the Board. Dr. Hutten has had an incredibly positive influence on the College, and is expected to excel in his new role as ACP Treasurer.

"I highly support Dr. Hutten for this position as Treasurer. Dr. Hutten is an individual of the highest caliber whose attention to detail and focus on efficiency will serve the College's financial interests superbly. The College is indeed fortunate to have someone like Mark as an Officer and a member of the Board of Directors," said Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP, current ACP President.

A Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dr. Hutten's experience and knowledge extend far beyond the core dental disciplines. After receiving both a Master's degree in Prosthodontics and his DDS from Northwestern University Dental School, his postgraduate education included a fellowship in Oral Oncology and a General-Practice Residency, both at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) and a Fellow of the ACP.

Dr. Hutten is a member of the ACP Spokespersons Network, which was launched in 2013 and now has 60 ACP members who are charged to proactively engage consumers, media, and other key stakeholders in educating the public about when to seek the care of a prosthodontist. Dr. Hutten can be seen featured in this ACP video, and is featured in the Cancer Care and the Prosthodontist video.

"Dr Hutten's commitment to advancing the mission of the college, coupled with his outstanding communication skills, and attention to detail will enable to fulfill the duties of the our treasurer," said Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP, the chair of the nominating committee. "As the ACP Treasurer Dr Hutten will provide the strong leadership and diligence needed in this key leadership role."

The ACP is a non-profit and volunteer organization that employs a Central Office staff, which includes an Executive Director and other key employees. The ACP Treasurer is the chief fiduciary officer of the organization; and as such, serves as the official custodian of all funds and securities of the College and represents the College in all financial matters.

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, professionals may visit Prosthodontics.org, and consumers can learn more at GoToAPro.org.

About National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW)

During NPAW, April 3-9, prosthodontists nationwide will be hosting free events including oral health screenings, lectures, community service outreach and other activities to raise the public's awareness about the importance of a healthy mouth and the benefits of seeing a prosthodontist. As a way of giving back to the oral health community to celebrate National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW), the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is offering FREE access to selected scientific research published in ACP's peer-reviewed Journal of Prosthodontics. Free access to research helps dental professionals improve patient outcomes.



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CONTACT: Carolyn Barth 312-573-8791 media@prosthodontics.org

Source:American College of Prosthodontists