CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP, has been elected as the 2015-2016 President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Driscoll is set to be sworn in during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
An ACP member for more than 40 years, Dr. Driscoll has held numerous leadership positions within the College including chair of ACP's 44th Annual Session. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a respected board examiner and a member of the ACP Spokespersons Network. Dr. Driscoll has been interviewed about digital dentistry and oral cancer on Fox 45 morning news in Baltimore.
Dr. Driscoll is a professor and director of the Prosthodontic residency program at the University of Maryland Dental School. He previously served as PResident of both the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has given more than 300 presentations worldwide and authored more than 60 publications.
In faculty practice for 18 years, Dr. Driscoll applies his advanced training as a Prosthodontist to help restore speech and function to head and neck cancer patients like Jim, who is featured in the ACP patient education video, "Cancer Care and the Role of the Prosthodontist." Dr. Driscoll's favorite procedure to perform as a Prosthodontist is designing, creating, and placing a surgical obturator, which gives patients like Sylvia the ability to eat, breathe, swallow and talk soon after life-saving cancer surgery where she lost the roof of her mouth.
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, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea 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.