CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreign policy. Homeland security. Economic policy. The best smile? In a recent survey conducted by Impulse Research Corporation on behalf of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Americans voted in the ultimate face-off: which presidential candidate has the best smile. In a close race, 62 percent of the survey participants choose George W. Bush as having the better smile. For the vice-presidential race, John Edwards beat Dick Cheney in winning over 74 percent of Americans with his boyish grin. Come November 2nd, will President Bush remain the incumbent of the pearly white house for another four years? Prosthodontists, dental specialists who are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth, don't discount the importance of a healthy smile. "When you feel self-assured about your smile that confidence comes through," said Dr. Daryl Roy, a prosthodontist in the Boston area. "Whether or not the smile is a factor in predicting the election winner, it's one of the first things people do notice about you." The survey, which polled more than 1,500 people nationwide, revealed a number of personality characteristics that Americans can detect from a smile. For example, nearly half of Americans thought that a smile indicated a person's approachability, and more than a quarter of respondents said that a smile could reveal whether or not a person was honest. Overall, 82 percent said that a smile was key in judging someone's character and personality. And, 94 percent of respondents said that the caliber of a smile plays an important role in being successful in life. Prosthodontists are experts in implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. To locate a prosthodontist in a particular area or learn more about esthetic procedures, please visit http://www.findaprosthodontist.com . 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 specialist dental care, creating generations of beautiful, healthy smiles. The American College of Prosthodontists is the national professional association representing one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. 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 health benefits of Prosthodontics to the public and other healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of Prosthodontic education and providing professional services to its membership.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists