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 honors. 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 www.findaprosthodontist.com . 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 ( www.harrisinteractive.com ) 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 ( www.hieurope.com ) 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