CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD, will become a lifetime honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Brown will be inducted during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP to be held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
"Dr. Brown has had a major impact by being a visionary leader and Immediate Past President of the AGD. Through the collaboration with our ACP's Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Agar, together we are carving out a path to bring landmark educational platforms to the AGD with ACP serving as educators," said ACP President Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP.
Dr. Brown has also served as a member and chair of numerous AGD and American Dental Association (ADA) committees and task forces. He is known in the industry as a national authority on access to care and dental therapists and he is highly respected in his profession.
ACP President Dr. Tuminelli added that, "A tireless advocate for providing the highest possible quality and access to care to patients, Dr. Brown has been selfless in his dedication to serving the dental community through outreach and philanthropic in his support of dental education in the institutional environment. ACP is honored to be able to work together with Dr. Brown and the AGD, and share our future vision for the profession of dentistry into the digital age. We look forward to his contribution to the ACP as an honorary member."
Dr. Brown is an adjunct faculty member for the Medical University of South Carolina in the Restorative Department and Community Based Learning. The new Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the university is named for Dr. Brown. He also is a fellow of and received the Dentist of the Year Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Additionally, Dr. Brown has supported and initiated many humanitarian activities and won the Samuel D. Harris Award for the best National Children's Dental Health Month program.
"To be selected to become an honorary member to the American College of Prosthodontists is truly one of the highlights of my career," said Dr. Brown. "I greatly value the importance of general dentists and prosthodontists working together to improve patient outcomes. The strength of the dental profession lies in collaborations and it has been a joy working with the American College of Prosthodontists over the past several years. They care deeply for their patients, each other, and the profession and I am humbled by my inclusion as an honorary member."
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 and CAD/CAM 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.