CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Steven J Sadowsky, DDS, FACP, will be honored by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) with a Presidential Citation for meritorious service to the specialty of prosthodontics. Dr. Sadowsky will be honored at the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego Oct. 5-8, 2016.
Dr. Sadowsky received his DDS degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Certificate in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics from University of Southern California School of Dentistry before opening his own private prosthodontic practice for 35 years. Currently, Dr. Sadowsky is a professor and director of implant education at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in California.
He has directed the ACP Annual Review Course for the last 6 years. Previously, Dr. Sadowsky served as the first ACP Board of Director overseeing the Private Practice and Patient Care Division.
"I am honored to be one of the 2016 recipients of a Presidential Citation for meritorious service to prosthodontics. It is my firm belief that the ACP has immeasurably enhanced my professional development and ability to make a contribution by allowing me to serve on the ACP Board of Directors and direct the ACP Annual Review Course," Dr. Sadowsky said.
Dr. Sadowsky has been invited to sit on the editorial review boards of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the topic of implant dentistry. He has edited a book titled, Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols which will be published by the end of the 2016.
Dr. Sadowsky has been featured in an article by U.S. News and World Report documenting that a career in prosthodontics was ranked #11 in best paying jobs and will grow by 18% by 2024. He noted that beyond the remuneration benefits, the field offers diverse opportunities in clinical practice, original writing and research, teaching, as well as leadership roles in professional societies.
In addition to his leadership roles with ACP, Dr. Sadowsky is a past president of the American Prosthodontic Society (APS) and president-elect of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics. Dr. Sadowsky is a fellow of both the ACP and APS. Dr. Sadowsky became a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists in 1987.
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.
About the ACP Annual Session
The Oct. 5-8, 2016, ACP Annual Session in San Diego is the premier professional development and networking event in prosthodontics dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic sessions with elite speakers from around the world discussing the latest strategies, treatment approaches, practical applications, digital workflows, alternative therapies, and more.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists