CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) recently honored David Felton, DDS, MSD, FACP, with the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is named after Dr. Daniel F. Gordon, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later went on to be a private practitioner and educator in the field of prosthodontics.
"Dr. Felton has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of prosthodontic research and understanding," said Dr. Susan Brackett, past president of the ACP and Chair of the Nominating Committee. "Perhaps most renowned among Dr. Felton's research is his examination of the relationship between tooth loss and other simultaneously existing conditions, which is often quoted to support the important relationship between oral health and overall health."
Dr. Felton has been a leader in prosthodontic research for many years, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Prosthodontics, the official journal of the ACP, for over a decade. Under his leadership, the Journal grew in size and prominence within the research community. Dr. Felton is a Fellow and past president of the ACP, and is a Diplomate and the current president of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
"Few in prosthodontics have achieved this honor, I am blessed and humbled to be selected for the 2018 Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award," said Dr. Felton. "It is truly a highlight of my career in prosthodontics."
Dr. Felton currently serves as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He previously held positions at West Virginia University School of Dentistry and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (UNC). Dr. Felton received his DDS degree and MS degree in prosthodontics from UNC.
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and other oral or facial issues. Prosthodontists specialize in helping patients with implants, dentures and veneers, all the way to full mouth and jaw reconstructions.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists is the only ADA recognized organization for the specialty of prosthodontics. Founded in 1970, the ACP is dedicated to advancing the art and science of prosthodontics and promoting the specialty to the public and dental professionals. For more information, consumers can visit GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists