CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Burton Langer, DMD, MScD, has been named an honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He was recognized during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Langer is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow of groups including the American Academy of Periodontics. He is in private practice in New York City.
Dr. Langer developed many modalities of therapy that have become standard treatment methods, including the re-entry procedure for bone grafts and flap procedures for implants.
"Dr. Langer is an icon in NYC he has been a pillar of clinical and didactic growth for decades, developing revolutionary procedures to optimize functional and esthetic outcomes. His commitment to the highest level of quality care has placed him in a place of reverence by his prosthodontic colleagues. Always willing to listen, and guide with his subtle and caring manner many have sought his counsel on all aspects of professional life. The ACP is deeply honored to welcome him as an Honorary Member," said Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP, the ACP Immediate Past President.
He lectures extensively worldwide and has written numerous articles and texts, many containing original concepts that have enhanced the clinical practice of periodontics and implant dentistry.
Each year, the ACP selects up to three individuals for honorary membership of the College. This membership is exclusively for individuals who do not qualify for any other membership category yet have made significant clinical or scientific contributions to the discipline and/or specialty of Prosthodontics or have provided substantial support for the educational or research programs of the College. Honorary members are nominated by three active members or Fellows. The honorary membership of the College is a lifetime status.
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, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea 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.