Chicago, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — John R. Agar, DDS, MA, FACP, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the American Faculty of Prosthodontists (ACP) on the Annual Awards & President’s Dinner in the course of the 47th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Francisco from Nov. 1-4, 2017.
The Distinguished Service Award acknowledges a person with the traits of a real humanitarian and excellent service to the ACP. Dr. Agar obtained this 12 months’s award for his continued dedication to serving to individuals utilizing his experience as a prosthodontist. One instance of his service is an annual journey he takes to Alaska the place he helps craft dentures for native individuals, one thing he has performed for over 20 years.
“This award has particular which means and jogs my memory of the numerous people that I’ve labored with that embrace the mission of prosthodontists,” stated Dr. Agar. “All of us work for the development of our specialty and for dentistry on the whole. This award acknowledges the accomplishment of all of us working collectively by way of the ACP.”
A previous president and Fellow, Dr. Agar has been a member of the ACP for over 30 years. He’s additionally a previous president of the American Academy of Fastened Prosthodontics and the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Agar is retired from the U.S. Military, the place he served as a clinician, educator, guide and commander. At the moment, he’s a professor within the College of Connecticut Well being Heart Faculty of Dentistry’s Division of Reconstructive Companies. He beforehand served as Director of Graduate Prosthodontics on the College of Connecticut.
A prosthodontist is a specialised dentist who focuses on the restoration and alternative of lacking enamel and correcting different oral or facial points. With their superior coaching, prosthodontists are capable of assist sufferers with issues like implants, dentures and veneers, all the way in which to a full mouth and jaw reconstruction.
Concerning the ACP
The American Faculty of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the one ADA acknowledged group for the specialty of prosthodontics, and is the one prosthodontic group whose membership relies solely on training credentials. Based in 1970, ACP is a not-for-profit group devoted to enhancing affected person care, advancing the artwork and science of prosthodontics, selling the specialty of prosthodontics to the general public and different dentists and healthcare professionals, making certain the standard of prosthodontic training and offering skilled companies to its membership. For extra data, customers can go to GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can go to Prosthodontics.org.
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