BALTIMORE, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Frank J. Tuminelli, D.M.D., F.A.C.P, was confirmed Vice President of the American College of Prosthodontists on Friday, Nov. 2, at the ACP Annual Awards & President's Dinner during the College's 42nd Annual Session held in Baltimore on Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.
A private practice prosthodontist in Great Neck, New York, whose clients include the New York Islanders National Hockey League team, Dr. Tuminelli dedicates time to mentor the next generation of prosthodontists in his role as Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at New York Hospital Queens. Highly respected, regarded, and well-loved by students, patients and peers, Dr. Tuminelli is the Immediate Past President, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
"As a prosthodontist, I am committed to helping gifted and talented dental students enter the specialty," Dr. Tuminelli said. "It's inspiring to have top-tier talent who are so dedicated to optimal oral health advance our specialty for future generations."
Dr. Tuminelli joined more than 1,000 ACP members registered to attend this year's conference. Dr. Tuminelli will serve a one-year term as Vice President of the ACP. Upon completion of his term as Vice President, Dr. Tuminelli will continue as an officer for the ACP in consecutive terms as President-Elect in 2013-14 and as ACP's President in 2014-15.
Prosthodontists, dental technicians other dental professionals and guests engaged in sessions that focused on: new developments in CAD/CAM technology and high-strength ceramics; creating affordable dental health opportunities; understanding the shift toward precision medicine in dentistry; the use of digital imaging; sleep apnea management; recreating nature: the harmony of function and esthetics with digital technology; and a proactive team approach to avoid pitfalls with the cost-effective All-on-4 Concept.
Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient results. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, prosthodontists are specialists in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM solutions.
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.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists