Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD, FACP, was elected as Secretary for the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the national organization representing the dental specialty of prosthodontics.
The Secretary of the ACP Board of Directors ensures that the records of the ACP are maintained properly and made available when required. The Secretary also serves as Chair of the Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics, which selects examiners for the board certification assessment.
“Since first joining the College in 1993, the specialty of prosthodontics has evolved with many positive and exciting changes,” said Dr. Givan. “The need for a strong, vital, and responsive organization representing our specialty continues to be essential. I would like to contribute to help advance the ACP as we face the current the challenges and opportunities in prosthodontics.”
Dr. Givan is a professor of restorative sciences at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he also serves as Associate Chair for the Department, Division Head of Prosthodontics and as the Assistant Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency. He also maintains an active faculty practice limited to prosthodontics and is involved in clinical research and applications of technology to dentistry.
Within the ACP, Dr. Givan is a Fellow and has served on several committees. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a member of numerous other professional organizations.
Dr. Givan received his dental degree from the University of Mississippi and completed his prosthodontics training at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He also earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in dental materials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.