ACP targets annual meeting to two new audiences

June 17, 2002
Implants and the new prosthodontist will be focused upon in Orlando

With the increasing demand for dental implant treatments among today's patients, The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is offering a new program at its 2002 Annual Session in Orlando for dental professionals who are interested in learning how to surgically place dental implants.

As part of the ACP Annual Session, Nov. 6-9, at the Renaissance Orlando Resort, the ACP has assembled a group of leading companies in the dental implant industry to participate in a new Implant Surgical Training Course to provide attendees with the introductory skills needed for implant surgery. Implant systems that will be reviewed include Astra Tech, Friadent, Nobel Biocare, Steri-Oss, Straumann, or Sulzer Dental, and may address the following topics: patient selection and assessment; review of intraoral anatomy; assessment of the surgical site for implant placement; flap designs for anterior and posterior placement and single and multiple implant placement, suture techniques, post-surgical care, and pharmacotherapy.

Also new to this year's meeting will be a special program targeted to new prosthodontists just starting to practice. Whether you are a current student, recent graduate, or an established professional looking to start a private practice, this half-day program is designed to help identify some of the common concerns facing the new prosthodontist. Presentations will cover the areas of practice-management and marketing, public speaking, and treatment-plan presentation skills, as well as technology applications in the private practice. This "New Prosthodontist Program" will be followed by a reception for attendees, which will offer an excellent opportunity for meeting skilled and highly motivated new prosthodontists.

For more information on the ACP 2002 Annual Session in Orlando, contact the ACP at (312) 573-1260. Registration forms are available by contacting the ACP or by visiting