CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Servando (Van) Ramos, Jr., DDS, FACP, will be honored with the Major General Bill B. Lefler Federal Services Award by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Ramos will receive the award during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Ramos is a Colonel in the United States Army Dental Corps and is the Program Director for the U.S. Army Prosthodontic Residency Program at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He is also the U.S. Army Prosthodontic Consultant to The Surgeon General. Dr. Ramos received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and his prosthodontic training from the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and the International College of Dentists. Additionally, Dr. Ramos is member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the American Dental Association. Dr. Ramos' awards and distinctions include the Surgeon General's "A" Designator Award, Official Order of Military Medical Merit, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
"In my opinion, MG Lefler has always been the face of the Army Dental Corps. He embodies the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, and personal courage. He is an engaging, energetic, and enthusiastic leader who always makes everyone around him feel special, as if you deserved some recognition for all you've done for dentistry. To be chosen for such an award named in his honor is the highlight of my career," said Dr. Ramos.
The Major General Bill B. Lefler Federal Services Award is presented to individuals for excellence in the areas of leadership, patient care, mentorship and service to the community. Awardees must be an ACP member Prosthodontist who is active in the Public Health Service, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard or Veterans Administration.
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, CAD/CAM, and cosmetic dentistry 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.