CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, has been named an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He was recognized during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego from Oct. 5-8, 2016.
Dr. Bedrossian received his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Residency at Alameda Medical Center in Seattle. He is currently a professor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he teaches as the Director of Implant Surgical Training, while also maintaining a private practice.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Brånemark Institute. Dr. Bedrossian also serves as the treasurer for the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and is the current president of the Brånemark Foundation, North America. He is a world renowned Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, who practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants to corrective jaw surgery.
"It is truly an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious group. I have devoted my carrier to teaching the importance of planning surgical cases with the 'end in mind'. The involvement of different disciplines of dentistry in providing implant dentistry to the public has never been as popular as it is today," said Dr. Bedrossian. "Therefore, the importance of emphasizing the continued dialogue between the surgical and prosthetic specialties in planning and executing simple to complex treatment plans cannot be more relevant and timely. It is important to emphasis this collaboration now more than ever and I hope I can play a constructive role as a liaison between our two great specialties."
Dr. Bedrossian has authored multiple articles and chapters on uses of the Zygomatic implant, bone grafting and treatment planning implant dentistry, and has collaborated with Professor Brånemark on attaining FDA approval for the use of endosseous implants in maxillofacial defects. Dr Bedrossian has been very involved and instrumental in bridging the gap in treatment planning and executing surgical procedures highlighting the importance of "Prosthtetically driven", multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with severe alveolar resorption including patients with maxillofacial defect.
Each year, the ACP selects up to three individuals for honorary membership of the College. This membership is exclusively for individuals who do not qualify for any other membership category yet have made significant clinical or scientific contributions to the discipline and/or specialty of prosthodontics or have provided substantial support for the educational or research programs of the College. Honorary members are nominated by three active members or Fellows. The honorary membership of the College is a lifetime status.
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