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National Prosthodontics Awareness Week™ is April 7-13

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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.

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