CHICAGO – The American College of Prosthodontists will becelebrating National Prosthodontics Awareness Week™ (NPAW™) from April 7-13, 2013. Now in its fourth year, the week-long celebration seeks to raise public awareness about proper oral health.
“As a prosthodontist, I am concerned that more than 178 million Americans are missing one or more teeth and 33 million are without any teeth,” said New York City-based prosthodontist, Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS, 2013 NPAW co-chair.
“Increased awareness about proper dental care is critical for people of all ages,” said Avinash S. Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP, 2013 NPAW co-chair. “As a prosthodontist, I bring back an esthetic smile, the ability to chew and a chance to speak clearly.”
During National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, the American College of Prosthodontists is proud to be a sponsor of the Ad Council’s first oral health campaign in its 70-year history. From digital dentistry advances that reduce a patient’s time in a dental chair, as featured in the New York Times, to restorations, and treatment options for oral health issues, prosthodontists worldwide are committed to improving patient outcomes long after NPAW.
For more information, visit www.gotoapro.org.