Dr. Carl Driscoll, Vice President of American
College of Prosthodontists, 2013-2014
Carl F. Driscoll, D.M.D., F.A.C.P., was confirmed as Vice President of the American College of Prosthodontists on Friday, Oct. 11, at the ACP Annual Awards & President's Dinner during the College's 43rd Annual Session in Las Vegas held on Oct. 9-12. Next year at the 44th Annual Session, Dr. Driscoll will be inducted as the President-Elect of the American College of Prosthodontists.
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Dr. Driscoll received his D.M.D. from Tufts University. He completed a General Practice Residency at Ft. Meade, Maryland and received his prosthodontic training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. In 1990, he completed a Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the National Naval Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Driscoll currently serves as a Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and as Director of the Prosthodontic Residency. He previously held the same position with the United States Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. from 1994-1997. Dr. Driscoll retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 with the rank of Colonel. He is originally from Somerville, Mass.
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Currently, Dr. Driscoll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Driscoll has served as President of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, President of the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a respected board examiner. He has given more than 300 presentations worldwide and authored more than 60 publications.
Julie A. Holloway, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P., was confirmed as Treasurer of the American College of Prosthodontists. An active Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Holloway received the ACP Clinician/Researcher Award in 2011.
Dr. Holloway received her D.D.S. degree cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry as well as completed the three-year graduate program in Advanced Prosthodontics and earned her M.S. degree. Dr. Holloway served as faculty at Ohio State and directed the graduate residency program in advanced prosthodontics from 2004-2011, first as Associate Director then as Director, winning several teaching and research awards during her tenure. She was then recruited to direct the graduate residency program in advanced prosthodontics at The University of Iowa, where she now serves as the Department of Prosthodontics Departmental Executive Officer. She maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics, with emphasis on ceramic and implant restorations.
Dr. Holloway's research focuses on materials sciences. She lectures nationally and internationally on porcelain strengthening mechanisms and the fatigue fracture mechanics of dental implant materials. As well as serving as current ACP Treasurer, Dr. Holloway is the President of The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and Immediate Past President of the Carl O. Boucher Prosthodontic Conference.
"Like medicine, dentistry has taken incredible leaps forward in the past decade," said Dr. Driscoll. "Prosthodontists are at the forefront of this innovation by applying their advanced training and commitment to life-long learning of new materials, using state of the art digital dentistry tools to help patients save time, visits and expenses and applying advanced training in cosmetic dentistry procedures to help improve patient outcomes. Patients are opting to go to a prosthodontist."
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Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient results. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, prosthodontists are specialists in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM 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.
For more information on the American College of Prosthodontists, go to www.gotoapro.org.