CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nancy Arbree, DDS, MS, FACP, will receive the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Arbree will be honored during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Arbree has an impressive resume, accomplishing many great things throughout her career as a prosthodontist. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, where she served as national President. She is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, where she also served as President. As the Division Head of Clinical Complete Denture Prosthodontics, Dr. Arbree taught in the student clinic at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She created the first Implant Dentistry Course at the School. Her numerous presentations and publications are in the discipline of complete denture prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics and prosthodontic curriculum.
Dr. Arbree was awarded Professor with Tenure in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. Dr. Arbree was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Tufts from 1996 to 2012. When she retired from Tufts in order to expand her private practice, she was granted Professor Emeritus and Academic Dean Emeritus status. In 2012, she was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgetown University School of Dentistry Alumni. In 2014, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Arbree has limited her practice to Prosthodontics at the Dental Group at Post Office Square in Boston since 1999.
The Dan Gordon Award recognizes lifetime achievement. It is presented to ACP members contributing at the highest level to the welfare and advancement of the College and Prosthodontics; with outstanding contributions to dentistry; exceptional service to the college; and advancements to the sciences or health professions.
Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, Prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM solutions.
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.