CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John R. Agar, D.D.S., M.A., F.A.C.P., was confirmed President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) on Oct. 11 at the ACP Annual Awards & President's Dinner during its 43rd Annual Session in Las Vegas.
"As a Prosthodontist, it makes me very proud to serve as ACP President. Prosthodontists are taking dentistry to a whole new level to improve patient outcomes," said Dr. Agar.
Much like medicine, dentistry is highly specialized. To become a prosthodontist, dental students must graduate at the top of their class. Prosthodontists receive 3-4 years of advanced training beyond traditional dental school in new materials, digital dentistry technology and precision diagnosis. Prosthodontists are deans of dental schools, are faculty and in private practice. Many are board certified.
As a board certified prosthodontist, respected academic and well-loved professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dentistry Department of Reconstructive Sciences in Farmington, Conn., Dr. Agar has begun his new role as ACP's President for a one-year term. Next year during the 44th Annual Session, Dr. Agar will be inducted as the Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Agar recruits and mentors many dentists and prosthodontists in training as the next generation treat oral health issues.
Like medicine, dentistry has taken incredible leaps forward in the past decade. Prosthodontists are at the forefront of this innovation by applying their advanced training and commitment to life-long learning of new materials, using state of the art digital dentistry tools to help patients save time, visits and expenses and applying advanced training to help improve patient outcomes for beautiful specialized dentistry, optimal oral health and improved patient outcomes. Patients are opting to go to a prosthodontist.
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.
The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training dedicated to optimal oral health both in function and appearance including dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and teeth whitening. For more information or to find a prosthodontist near you, visit GoToAPro.org.The ACP is a proud sponsor of the Ad Council's first oral health campaign in its 71-year history, the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives. The ACP is committed to educating the public about preventative, proactive simple habits honed early in life.