Education Foundation



The mission of the ACPEF is to secure and steward resources with the aim of advancing prosthodontics. As a catalytic agent for prosthodontics, the ACPEF provides funding to support education, research and growth of the specialty and discipline of prosthodontics.

The ACP and ACP Education Foundation are aligned to expand education, research and growth opportunities in prosthodontics.

2015 John J. Sharry Research Competition

The 2015 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition will be held on Oct. 23 at the ACP Annual Session in Orlando. Sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation, the Prosthodontic Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by students.

Past Awardees

Announcing the 2014 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Awardees

The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce that two outstanding recipients have been selected to share the 2014 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award.
GSKSponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare through an unrestricted educational grant, this research award is intended to sponsor research to advance the understanding of prosthodontics-related biological and/or materials systems, human behavior, cost and care delivery, as well as economic modeling and quality of life investigations.
Dr. Negar Homayounfar is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Operative Dentistry. Her research, titled Osteoinductive Potential of Demineralized Bone Matrix Allograft Materials of Distinct Embryonic Origins, aims to improve the success rate of grafting procedures and augment clinical knowledge regarding the appropriate use of different DBMs obtained from donor bones. 
Dr. Bin Yang is a clinic assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. Her research, titled Novel Nano-ceramic Coating on Polymethyl Methacrylate Denture Base Material, seeks to lead to the establishment of a novel TiO2-ZrO2 ceramic coating technique to increase physical and mechanical surface properties, reduce the diffusion of pathogens into the acrylic base material and facilitate the easier removal of pathogenic factors, thereby, improving their impact on oral and systemic health.
Congratulations to both innovators!

Announcing the 2014 ACPEF Research Fellowships Awardees

The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce the awardees for the 2014 research fellowship grants. These grants are awarded to support meritorious research proposals that seek to advance basic scientific and applied clinic knowledge in the area of prosthodontics. 
Effect of drug-eluting nanoparticles on pulpal inflammation
Dr. Seung Kee Choi, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Dentistry
The potential of fibroblast growth factor 18 for bone regeneration
Dr. Siamak Najafi-Abrandabadi, New York University, College of Dentistry
The use of topical subgingival application of simvastatin gel in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis: a pilot study
Dr. Ahmed Mahrous, University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
Molecular Assessment of Peri-Implant Tissue at Bone vs. Tissue Level Implants
Dr. Anthony Gragg, University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry
The effect of a novel implant surface incorporated with an osteogenic peptide on gene expression and osseointegration
Dr. Loreta Geneviciute, New York University College of Dentistry
The Fabrication of an Acrylic Repositioning Stent for use during Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): a feasibility study.
Dr. Vincent Lee, University of British Columbia, Department of Oral Health Sciences

Two Ways to Give

ACPEF Partnership Initiative

Gifts to the ACPEF Partnership Initiative allow our leadership to invest in strategic efforts to advance prosthodontics. Collectively, the focused grant funding created by the Foundation assists in underwriting initiatives within our specialty.

2014 Donors

ACPEF Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal support specifically allows the Foundation to grow its endowment and underwrite some programs not covered by active major gift commitments.

AA2015 Form

2015 Donors (as of Aug. 24, 2015)

2014 Donors (as of Dec. 31, 2014)
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