American College of Prosthodontists
Founded in 1970, the American College of Prosthodontists is an educational and scientific organization created 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 of prosthodontics. The American Dental Association recognizes the 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.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists receive two or three years of additional training after dental school, and restore optimum appearance and function to your smile. Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care. Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation, dedicated to the highest standards of care.
GoToAPro is designed to educate the public about the benefits of seeking the care of a prosthodontist – delivering the message that, when it comes to their smile, consumers should go to a pro!
Find a Prosthodontist
Search by city, zip code, and more to find a prosthodontist near you – in the U.S. or internationally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about dentures, dental implants, oral cancer, and other topics related to prosthodontics.
Conditions and Symptoms
A list of conditions and symptoms for issues that can benefit from a prosthodontist’s care.
Prosthodontists use advanced technology to create a custom treatment plan for every patient, and here are some of the techniques they use.
Before & After
A gallery of photos showing smiles restored by prosthodontists.
Programs and Alliances
National Prosthodontics Awareness WeekTM (NPAWTM)
Held annually in April, National Prosthodontics Awareness WeekTM focuses on raising public awareness about the critical importance of a healthy mouth. In 2013, NPAWTM will be celebrated April 7-12.
When Julie noticed discoloration on her front teeth, she consulted with a prosthodontist to restore the natural color of her smile.
For Hank, a teenage baseball accident led to root problems as an adult. His prosthodontist had the solution.
Kim was born with a cleft palette and a cleft lip. She had recurring dental problems until she consulted with a team that included a prosthodontist.
Why You Need a Prosthodontist
Questions and answers about prosthodontists and their impact on patients’ lives.
Inside Look at Prosthodontics
Learn why prosthodontists are the “pros” of smiles!
Why See a Prosthodontist
A quick overview of conditions often treated by prosthodontists.
Big Mouth Problems?
Big mouth problems…or big problems with your mouth? Prosthodontists can help.
Why Do I Need a Prosthodontist?
A quick overview of the training and qualifications of prosthodontists.
Oral Cancer Screening
Learn how prosthodontists can help with prevention, early detection and treatment of oral cancer.
American College of Prosthodontists
211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
Media Contact: Carolyn Barth, Media Relations Manager