CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dennis Tarnow, DDS, of New York City is to be awarded the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Distinguished Lecturer Award during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Dennis Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine and has a private practice in New York City. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from New York University and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over one hundred articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has coauthored three textbooks including one titled Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over thirty countries.
"It is a great honor to be the recipient of this coveted award. The American College of Prosthodontists is an outstanding organization made up of the premier restorative dentists in the world. It is so very humbling to be recognized in this manner by one's peers. I thank everyone involved for allowing me to be this year's recipient," said Dr. Tarnow.
The distinguished lecturer award is presented to individuals (ACP members, non-ACP member dentists or non-dentists) who have made significant contributions to the welfare and advancement of the College or Prosthodontics; provided outstanding service to the College; and/or made significant contributions to the sciences or health professions. The winner of this award has presented high-quality original research representing a major contribution to Prosthodontics, or significant contributions to the literature, teaching or clinical applications.
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, CAD/CAM, and cosmetic dentistry 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.