Dr. Leonard B. Kobren Honored with the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation's Founders Society Award

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leonard B. Kobren, DDS, was honored with the Founders Society Award by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Education Foundation. This award is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and future of the ACP Education Foundation (ACPEF).

Dr. Kobren has played a significant role in the development of the Foundation for over 15 years serving as one of the first Chairs of the Annual Appeal, an active supporter, and a member of the Foundation Board for nine years. Dr. Kobren was recognized during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego from Oct. 5-8, 2016.

Dr. Kobren is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and earned his DDS degree from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. He then went on to serve as a rotating dental resident at the Westchester County Medical Center.

Dr. Kobren received his certificate in prosthodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry. Currently he teaches and serves on the Advisory Board of the New York City College of Technology. He also maintains a private group practice in White Plains, New York founded by his late father, Abraham, a past president of the American Dental Association.

He is the chair of the ACP Task Force for Graduate Medical Education Funding, the former chair of the ACP Educational Foundation and is a fellow and past president of the Northeastern Gnathological Society. He is a Fellow and serves on the Council of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and chairs the Ninth District Dental Association's Annual Restorative Conference.

A Digital Dentistry Minute video of Dr. Kobren appears on the College's YouTube Channel, which also has two short yet powerful ACPEF news videos about how an unrestricted grant from Colgate-Palmolive funded ACP's Clinical Practice Guidelines on Restored Teeth Care to Avoid Do-It-Again Dentistry as well as a $1.25 million grant from Henry Schein to the ACPEF for Prosthodontists to Develop Digital Dentistry Curriculum for Dental Schools.

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.

About the ACPEF

The American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (ACPEF) seeks to secure and steward resources with the aim of advancing prosthodontics. The ACPEF provides funding to support education, research, and other opportunities for growth. The ACPEF is aligned with the ACP to advance the specialty and discipline of prosthodontics through education reform and innovative technological solutions.

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Source:American College of Prosthodontists