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Prosthodontic Forum

The purpose of the Prosthodontic Forum is to provide a unified voice in the representation of the discipline of prosthodontics and to provide a means of exchanging ideas, incentives and information between prosthodontically oriented organizations.

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Member Organizations

The American College of Prosthodontists
The Academy of Osseointegration
The Academy of Prosthodontics
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
The American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
The American Equilibration Society
The American Prosthodontic Society
The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
The International Academy of Gnathology - American Section
The International Team for Implantology
The National Association of Dental Laboratories
The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology
The Northeastern Gnathological Society
The Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics
The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry
The Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics

The American College of Prosthodontists is:
An educational and scientific association established to represent the needs and interests of prosthodontists within organized dentistry and to the public by providing a means for stimulating awareness and interest in the field. The College’s goal is to be the global resource for all aspects of the specialty. It is the only prosthodontic specialty association where membership—inclusive of prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty—is based solely on education credentials. The College provides a unified voice for Prosthodontics internationally.

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-573-1260
Fax: 312-573-1257

President: Dr. John Agar

Executive Director: Nancy Deal Chandler


The Academy of Osseointegration is:
An international dental implant organization established to provide a focus for the rapidly advancing biotechnology involving the natural bond between bone and certain alloplastic reconstructive materials. The Academy fosters the highest standards of research and education of practitioners. Practitioners use this research and education to enrich their patient's lives and enhance their students' knowledge and skills. Membership consists of more than 5,200 individuals in 70 countries representing the most highly trained professionals providing craniofacial implant treatment. 

85 West Algonquin Rd., Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847-439-1919
Fax: 847-439-1569

President: Dr. John E. Gian-Grasso

Executive Director: Kevin P. Smith


The Academy of Prosthodontics is:
An organization that promotes the art and science, encourages study and investigation, and disseminates knowledge of prosthodontics. It is the oldest specialty organization in prosthetic dentistry. The Academy's mission is to promote the art and science of prosthodontics to the specialty and the public, to disseminate knowledge concerning prosthodontics throughout the profession, to encourage study and investigation of the various phases of prosthodontics and related subjects and to provide or conduct outreach services to the community of need. The Academy remains dedicated to maintaining and improving recognition for its scientific program, facilitating and nurturing leadership and providing the opportunity for the introduction of innovative technology.

President: Dr. Hans-Peter Weber


The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is:
An organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care by offering superior educational opportunities; promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential; serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas; and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

402 W. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-222-8583
Fax: 608-222-9540

President (2013-2014): Dr. Jack Ringer
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Executive Director: Barbara Kachelski


The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry is:
An association dedicated to promoting the integration of dental esthetics into the total spectrum of oral health care and providing a leadership role for the profession by defining the highest interdisciplinary clinical, scientific, artistic and ethical standards through research, publications and educational presentations. Academy members are truly the elite professionals of this field and are internationally-known for their work. Membership is offered by invitation only, and the Bylaws restrict the growth of the Academy's membership in order to maintain the highest levels of excellence.

303 W. Madison St., Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-981-6770
Fax: 312-265-2908

President: Dr. Linda C. Niessen

Executive Director: Joseph M. Jackson


The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics is:
An organization dedicated to fostering excellence in the field of prosthodontics, implants and esthetic dentistry through mutual study, participation and cooperation. Membership includes the most respected dentists, prosthodontists, educators and scholars in the field. The Academy seeks to promote camaraderie and fellowship among the members of the Academy, as well as to represent the discipline of fixed prosthodontics at all levels of the dental profession. It holds firm as a leading national voice for the discipline of Fixed Prosthodontics.

President: Dr. Jack Lipkin


The American Academy of Implant Dentistry is:
The oldest professional organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry. Its membership includes general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and others interested in the field of implant dentistry. As a membership organization, we currently represent more than 3,000 dentists worldwide. The Academy’s mission is to advance the science and practice of implant dentistry through education, research and support and to serve as the credentialing standard for implant dentistry for the benefit of mankind.

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-335-1550
Fax: 312-335-9090

President: Dr. John Minichetti

Executive Director: Sharon Bennett


The American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics is:
An association of prosthodontists who are engaged in the art and science of maxillofacial prosthetics. The Academy’s mission is to accumulate and disseminate knowledge and experience, as well as to promote and maintain research programs involving methods, techniques and devices used in maxillofacial prosthetics. It is devoted to the study and practice of methods used to habilitate esthetics and function of patients with acquired, congenital and developmental defects of the head and neck. The organization also focuses on methods used to maintain the oral health of patients exposed to cancer-cidal doses of radiation or cytotoxic drugs.

President: Dr. Betsy Davis

Executive Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Jeffery C. Markt


The American Equilibration Society is:
The largest organization in the world that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dental occlusion (bite problems) and disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated muscles. The Society is international in scope, utilizing a multi-specialty approach encompassing general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, orthodontists and allied health care professionals. Membership is composed of academicians and clinicians. The organization is dedicated to promoting better knowledge, understanding, and awareness by members of the healing arts and general public of the nature and treatment of occlusal and temporomandibular joint disease. 

President: Dr. Kenneth Peters


The American Prosthodontic Society is:
An organization established in 1928 to promote the advancement of the discipline of prosthodontics by integrating the generalist, specialist and dental laboratory technician in a manner that will continuously seek improvement of patient treatment accomplished through education and research. The Society is a singular organization with unrestricted membership where all that is required is an interest in prosthodontics. The Society encourages its members to enjoy the specialty, expand their intellect and stay on the cutting edge of the latest technology.

President: Dr. Antonio Bello


The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics is:
An organization whose mission is to benefit dental patients by advancing the art, science and practice of prosthodontics, encouraging the highest ethical standards and professional involvement, while promoting a better relationship among the other disciplines of dentistry and related professions. The Academy is committed to a leadership role in dentistry by providing a forum for prosthodontics in scientific sessions, supporting research, guiding young prosthodontists in a dedication to excellence, promoting professional fellowship and encouraging community service. The Academy features a committed membership of clinicians, educators and researchers.

426 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-440-6522
Fax: 201-440-7963

President: Dr. Lawrence E. Brecht

The International Academy of Gnathology - American Section is: 
An international organization of dental professionals practicing and teaching the disciplines of gnathology, assuring that it remains “Dentistry’s Handclasp Around the World.” The organization focuses on gnathological treatment objectives, including a centric relation occlusion; proper coupling of the anterior teeth; a comfortable, frictionless anterior disclusive angle and long-term stability of the treated result. The Academy’s ethos resides in the idea of an open market for the exchange of knowledge through the use of various international study clubs. The American Section is the parent organization of the International Academy of Gnathology. The other sections are The European Section, The Asian Section, The Latin Section and The Australian Section.

President: Dr. Michael A. Mansueto


The International Team for Implantology is: 
An independent academic association, it actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership. The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is a unique network that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration.

Peter Merian-Strasse 88
CH-4052 Basel
Phone: +41 (0)61 270 83 83
Fax: +41 (0)61 270 83 84

President: Dr. Dean Morton

Executive Director: Dr. Friedrich Buck


The National Association of Dental Laboratories is:
The unified voice of the dental laboratory industry supporting dentistry and serving the public interest by promoting high standards. It accomplishes this by providing programs, services and networking opportunities to meet the evolving technical, educational, professional and business needs of dental laboratories. The association promotes the economic and social interests of commercial dental laboratory operators and technicians, encouraging high standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in their relations among each other and with the dental profession and all allied branches of dentistry by disseminating technical knowledge and information among the members of the industry.

325 John Knox Rd., #L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 800-950-1150
Fax: 850-222-0053

President: Mr. Henry Martin


The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology is:
The independent board founded by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) to certify dental laboratories and technicians. The National Board for Certification administers the certification program which is the professional standard in dental laboratory technology. This program is the means for the dental profession, the dental laboratory industry and others interested in identifying dental technicians and dental laboratories that have demonstrated technical qualifications and personal commitment to maintaining the highest standards in dental technology.

325 John Knox Rd., #L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 800-684-5310
Fax: 850-205-5627

Chairman: Ms. Laura Sheppard


The Northeastern Gnathological Society is:
An organization established as a forum for the intellectual pursuit of the science and clinical application of the principles guiding the gnathostomatic system. The Society's steadfast commitment to education remains our most fundamental value. The Society provides speakers and programs on a wide range of restorative and prosthetic topics to study groups, undergraduate institutions, residency and post graduate programs and local dental societies. It is founded upon providing a more universal understanding and application of the principles of gnathology, periodontics and evidenced-based restorative dentistry in both private practice and the teaching institutions throughout the Northeast.

Phone: 201-440-5160

President: Dr. Leonard Marotta


The Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics is:
An organization whose mission is to promote the science, art and practice of Prosthodontics through the identification, evaluation and dissemination of information beneficial to the enhancement of research, education and clinical practice. The Society provides an academic and social environment that develops personal relationships and improves prosthodontic patient care. The society is comprised of a unique group of dedicated health professionals with a passion for dentistry and a drive to achieve excellence. The members are leaders in the field of Prosthodontics and must complete an exhaustive list of requirements to qualify for membership.

President: Dr. Christopher Travis


The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry is:
A consortium of dental professionals and other experts interested in this area of aesthetic dentistry specifically related to scientific investigation and application of color and appearance in dentistry. The SCAD goals are as follows: To serve as a uniting force in the profession by promoting and fostering greater awareness for color and appearance in dentistry; To advance multidisciplinary collaboration and discovery among industrial and institutional researchers, clinicians, laboratory technicians and others with an interest in color and appearance in dentistry; To create and implement educational and training programs on color and appearance for dental professionals and students; To promote dental health for the general public through the advanced art and science of color and appearance in dentistry.

President (2012-2014): Dr. Edward J. Swift, Jr.

Executive Director: Dr. Rade Paravina


The Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics is:
An organization that actively promotes the advancement of all Prosthodontic Education, including the training of dentists, auxiliary personnel, dental laboratory personnel. It aims to advance patient education and Prosthodontic research efforts and encourages advanced study among all members of the Academy. The Academy works to develop a respected voice in evaluating and advising in matters pertaining to dental legislation affecting Prosthodontics in particular, on the local, state and national levels. It has created an organizational environment to motivate all Academy Members to practice the highest ideals of dentistry.

President: Dr. William Bennett
The American College of Prosthodontists is the organization of dentists with advanced specialty training who create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.

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