CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nadim Z. Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP, has been installed as vice president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) for a one-year term. Dr. Baba was sworn in during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego Oct. 5-8, 2016.
Dr. Baba received his DMD degree from the University of Montréal. He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Master's degree in Restorative Sciences in Prosthodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Baba currently serves as a Professor and Director of the Hugh Love Center for Research and Education in Technology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Baba has been on the ACP Board of Directors, and served as the Region 5 Director (Pacific) for the last 4 years. He also served on the Private Practice Manual Task Force which, during his tenure, developed a DVD version of the private practice manual. Dr. Baba has also been a part of the ACP Nominating Committee, the National Prosthodontics Awareness Week Task Force, the Task Force Section Sponsorship ACP CPE Course, as well as the Judicial Committee.
"I am very grateful to the members of the College for the trust they put in me. I will do everything I can to be a representative for prosthodontists and prosthodontics around the nation and worldwide. The ACP is a great, strong organization comprised of a remarkable group of professionals. What a great honor to serve and be part of the ACP," said Dr. Baba.
In addition, Dr. Baba was the Vice-Chair of the ACPEF Annual Appeal for two years, which helped start a course at the 2014 ACP Annual Session on Transitioning into Private Practice. Outside of the ACP, Dr. Baba has given over 100 national and international presentations, and regularly reviews and edits industry publications the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the Journal of Dental Traumatology where he also serves as an Associate editor.
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