ACP announces board of directors

Oct. 30, 2003
Dr. Nancy S. Arbree, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has been named president, making her the first female in that position.

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) has announced its' 2004 Board of Directors during its' Annual Meeting in Dallas. Dr. Nancy S. Arbree, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has been named President, replacing Dr. Jonathan Ferencz who served this position in 2003.

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.

Dr. Arbree will be the first woman to serve in this position. Currently, 12% of the ACP's members are women, 32% of its student members are women, and first year classes entering U.S. dental schools are approximately 45% women.

Dr. Arbree received her DDS Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1977, completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Gainesville, FL in 1978, and a General Prosthodontics Residency and Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1981. Dr. Arbree became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1990. She received a Master's degree in Dental Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Arbree is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and maintains a private practice in Boston.

"After serving on the ACP Board of Directors for seven years, it is truly an honor and privilege to follow in the footsteps of some of the finest leaders of our specialty", says Dr. Arbree. "I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the ACP membership-at-large as President, and continuing the successes that have been achieved in recent years."

Dr. Arbree is currently a member of numerous dental organizations including the ADA, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and the American Dental Education Association.