CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Board of Directors has bestowed honorary membership to three oral health professionals. The individuals were recognized by ACP Frank Tuminelli, DMD, FACP, and ACP Immediate Past President John R. Agar, DDS, MA, FACP, during the ACP's 45th Annual Session held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
"The ACP welcomes Dr. W. Carter Brown, Dr. Burton Langer, and Dr. Arnold Weisgold to Honorary Membership. These visionary leaders will help to further enrich the College and their wisdom and guidance through active participation has played a very important role in helping us shape the future of the ACP and the prosthodontic specialty," said Dr. Frank Tuminelli.
The ACP is proud to announce the following honorary members:
Dr. W. Carter Brown is a past president of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is known in the industry as a national authority on access to care and dental therapists. Dr. Brown is an adjunct faculty member for the Medical University of South Carolina in the Restorative Department and Community Based Learning.
Dr. Burton Langer is in private practice in New York City. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Throughout his career, he has been a pioneer in developing new modalities of therapy that have become standard treatment methods, such as the ridge augmentation procedure. He lectures worldwide and has written numerous texts, many containing original concepts that have enhanced the clinical practice of periodontics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Arnold Weisgold is an adjunct professor of periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where His accomplishments include establishing the Department of the Form and Function of the Masticatory System. Dr. Weisgold has lectured worldwide and authored papers on topics such as restorative dentistry and occlusion.
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.