CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Susan E. Brackett, DDS, MS, FACP, has been installed as President-Elect of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) for a one-year term that will ascend to the role of ACP President in late 2016. Dr. Brackett was sworn in during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Brackett has been a dedicated leader to the ACP throughout her career. For six years, she led the ACP Public Relations and Communications Division on the ACP Board of Directors. She helped paved the path for the ACP to develop a 60 member strong ACP Spokespersons Network of which she is a proud member today. In addition, Dr. Brackett's leadership has resulted in the creation of annual scholarships for new practitioners and educators to gain valuable public relations skills for the life of their practice early in their career. Moreover, Dr. Brackett has led a task force for the ACP to review its strategic plan to align with the mission of the College and member needs assessment to make recommendations for 2016-2018 strategic directions for the ACP.
She has also served as ACP Secretary and as a member of the ACP Education Foundation (ACPEF) Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, and during her tenure won the highest honor as the 2013 ACPEF Founders Society Award for her role as a prosthodontist and a philanthropist. In addition to the ACP, Dr. Brackett has consistently shown her expertise and dedication to the Prosthodontic specialty treating patients in her private practice in Oklahoma City as well as publishing essential literature. She is a co-author of an award-winning textbook, Fundamentals of Tooth Preparation, as well as the Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, third edition. Dr. Brackett and her patients are also featured in ACP's cosmetic dentistry video as well as digital dentistry b-roll footage that Fox45 Baltimore, First Coast Living in Florida, and CNN Accent Health have aired during news segments and in physician offices respectively.
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.