SCOTTSDALE – Dr. Lily T. Garcia will be confirmed as President of the American College of Prosthodontists during the College’s 41st Annual Session in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Garcia is Professor and Division Head of the Advanced Education and External Affairs in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Garcia is an accomplished author, having published numerous articles and abstracts. She has edited several dental textbooks, served as a reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals, and co-authored the text Osseointegration and Occlusal Rehabilitation. Dr. Garcia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the ACP. Dr. Garcia maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics.
Dr. Garcia begins her new role as ACP’s President during the conference held on Nov. 2-5. Nearly 1,000 ACP members are expected to be in attendance, which include prosthodontists, dental technicians and other dental industry professionals and guests. Annual Session topics include: the use of digital imaging, management of sleep apnea, the role of clinical psychology in prosthodontic practice, esthetic dentistry with state-of-the-art ceramics, advances in implant procedures and the future of implant dentistry, facial reconstruction, tooth loss and the continuing use of dentures, bone grafting in a hands-on cadaver workshop and the new age digital dental office.
Prosthodontists are among the most highly trained dentists in the world. Their training requires three additional years beyond a dental degree. These specialists provide implants, dentures, crowns and caps, partial dentures, bridges, tooth whitening and veneers. Prosthodontists also are known for full mouth reconstruction, some of the most complex and challenging cases.
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 who restore and replace teeth to create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening. For more information visit www.prosthodontics.org or to find a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.