The American Dental Association recognizes the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) as the organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, and the ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty association where membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed a CODA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are specialists in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and oral/facial structures with natural, esthetic, and functional replacements. This includes surgical implant placement, the simple to most complex implant supported restorations, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, removable complete and partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth's structures, congenital or birth anomalies and/or teeth, snoring and sleep disorders, as well as oral cancer prosthetic reconstruction and continuing care.

Our Mission

The mission of the American College of Prosthodontists is to:

  • Promote the highest standard of patient care;
  • Advance the art and science of prosthodontics;
  • Promote the specialty of prosthodontics to the public, other dentists, and health care professionals;
  • Ensure the quality of prosthodontic education.

Facts and figures about prosthodontics, dentures, oral cancer, and more are available for review.

The ACP home page for members and dental professionals is located at

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Please note that we cannot provide treatment or dental care for you. We cannot arrange for reduced or low-cost dental care. The American College of Prosthodontists is a professional association for dental specialists.

If you believe that you need care from a prosthodontist, please contact an ACP member in your area through the Find a Prosthodontist search. We cannot recommend a specific prosthodontist or schedule treatment for you. If you have questions or comments about a treatment you received, please contact your prosthodontist or your state dental board.