Dr. Thomas D. Taylor of the University of Connecticut Health Center received the American College of Prosthodontists 2003 President's Award during the ACP President's Reception on October 10 during the ACP 2003 Annual Session in Dallas. The ACP President's Award is given to one individual who has contributed through outstanding vision and leadership to the welfare and advancement of the College and/or specialty of Prosthodontics, academic dentistry or the health science professions. The award was presented by outgoing president Jonathan L. Ferencz.
Dr. Taylor received his BS and DDS from the University of Iowa and his specialty training in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a diplomate, past president and current executive director of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and past president of the ACP from 1998-1999.
Dr. Taylor is Professor and Chair at the University of Connecticut Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry and maintains a part time private practice limited to Prosthodontics.
"It was an extremely pleasant yet humbling surprise to receive this distinguished award from an organization that has represented my chosen specialty so well for so many years." Dr. Taylor stated. "I have been so blessed in my chosen career and profession and I will continue to do whatever I can to support and promote the highest quality dentistry and the ACP."
The American College of Prosthodontists is the national professional association representing one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists are specialists in implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. The ACP is dedicated to improving patients' quality of life through the advancement of Prosthodontics.