Americans Vote on Their Favorite Hollywood Smiles

Survey Shows an Award-Winning Smile Is Not Just for the Stars

Mar 18, 2003, 00:00 ET from American College of Prosthodontists

    CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The nominations are in, and Americans
 have cast their vote on the most brilliant Hollywood smile.  In a recent
 survey that asked respondents to rate the smiles of the Best Actress nominees,
 one-third of Americans chose Nicole Kidman's smile as the best of those that
 will grace the red carpet in March.  The survey was conducted by Harris
 Interactive(R) on behalf of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), an
 association of dental specialists who are experts in esthetic and restorative
 dentistry.  Renee Zellweger and Salma Hayek took second and third place
     Respondents didn't think that great smiles were just important for the
 stars. An overwhelming majority of poll respondents, 93 percent, thought it
 was important for us non-stars to have a great smile as well.
     "It's not just the stars -- when you like your smile, you immediately feel
 more confident," said Dr. David Eggleston, a Prosthodontist who practices in
 the Los Angeles area.  "With the advanced techniques available now, anyone can
 have a beautiful smile -- but it's important to seek out a specialist, like a
 Prosthodontist, who has undergone advanced training.  We know how to create
 the perfect shape, color and placement for each and every tooth, so they look
 identical to natural teeth, whether you're on the job or in the spotlight."
     According to the ACP, Prosthodontists receive three years of rigorous
 training following dental school and have the capabilities to provide
 excellent results with crowns, bridges, implants, dentures and other cosmetic
 and restorative procedures.  The survey shows that much of the American
 population would consider these professional dental services to get that smile
 they've always wanted.  As many as 61 percent would consider professional
 teeth whitening, and 41 percent would consider other procedures including
 caps, crowns or bridges to improve the look of their teeth.
     This study was conducted by Harris Interactive using telephone interviews
 with a nationally representative sample of 1,037 Americans ages 18 or older.
 The margin of error for the total sample is plus or minus 3.0 percent.
     The ACP is dedicated to improving the quality of patient's lives through
 the advancement of Prosthodontics.  With a diverse membership across the
 United States, Prosthodontists provide the highest level of dental care,
 creating generations of beautiful, healthy smiles.  To locate a Prosthodontist
 in your area, please visit .
     The American College of Prosthodontists
     The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official
 organization, recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), for
 specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth.  Founded in 1970, the
 ACP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care,
 advancing the art and science of Prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of
 Prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare
 professionals, ensuring the quality of Prosthodontic education and providing
 professional services to its membership.
     About Harris Interactive(R)
     Harris Interactive ( ) is a worldwide market
 research and consulting firm best known for The Harris Poll(R), and for
 pioneering the Internet method to conduct scientifically accurate market
 research. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, U.S.A., Harris Interactive
 combines proprietary methodologies and technology with expertise in
 predictive, custom and strategic research. The Company conducts international
 research through wholly owned subsidiaries-London-based HI Europe
 ( ) and Tokyo-based Harris Interactive Japan -- as well as
 through the Harris Interactive Global Network of local market- and opinion-
 research firms, and various U.S. offices.

SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists