CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Susan E. Brackett, DDS, MS, FACP, has been installed as the 2016-2017 President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Brackett was sworn in during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP, which drew more than 1,000 attendees to San Diego on Oct. 5-8.
Dr. Brackett has been a dedicated leader to the ACP throughout her career. For six years, she led the ACP Public Relations (PR) and Communication Division on the ACP Board of Directors. She has championed National Prosthodontics Awareness Week and the ACP Spokespersons Network, now 75 prosthodontists strong. Her leadership has resulted in annual scholarships for new practitioners and educators to develop proactive PR skills as prosthodontists.
Moreover, Dr. Brackett has led a task force for the ACP to review its strategic plan to align with the mission of the College and member needs assessment to make recommendations for 2016-2018 strategic directions for the ACP.
Dr. Brackett has served as ACP Secretary, Vice President, and President-Elect, before ascending to ACP President for a one-year term. Dr. Brackett returns to the ACP Education Foundation (ACPEF) Board of Directors, of which she served for nearly 10 years. During her tenure, Dr. Brackett won the highest honor as the 2013 ACPEF Founder's Society Award for her role as a prosthodontist and a philanthropist. Dr. Brackett's dedication to patients, peers, and the public is steadfast.
Dr. Brackett has consistently shown her expertise and dedication to the prosthodontic specialty treating patients in her private practice in Oklahoma City as well as publishing essential literature. She is a co-author of an award-winning textbook, Fundaments of Tooth Preparation, as well as the Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, third edition.
Dr. Brackett and her patients have been featured in ACP's cosmetic dentistry video, a health segment minute about digital dentistry, and b-roll footage that Fox 45 Baltimore, First Coast Living, NBC5 Chicago, and CNN Accent Health have aired during news segments and in physician offices respectively.
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 consumer information visit GoToAPro.org, professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
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Source:American College of Prosthodontists