The American College of Prosthodontists, through its awards program, formally recognizes individuals whose contributions to the specialty or to the College are outstanding and substantial. Lee Culp, CDT was awarded for Dental Technician Leadership on Friday, Oct. 11 during the Annual Session 2013 Annual Awards and President's Dinner held in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.
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 and CAD/CAM solutions.
Mr. Lee Culp is the Chief Technology Officer for MicroDental, Inc. and is the editor in chief of Teamwork and associate editor of Spectrum. He is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics, the 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award. Mr. Culp is also been appointed adjunct professor at University of North Carolina- School of Dentistry, Graduate Prosthetics department.
Mr. Culp is an avid writer, and has contributed to four dental books, including a chapter in Dr. Peter Dawson's book “Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design.” He is a resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today. He holds numerous patents for his ideas and products.
“If the dental community had to elect one person to transform the dental lab industry, it would elect Lee,” commented Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “Lee is a thought leader, innovator, and AACD Accredited Technician all in one. We are thrilled that the American College of Prosthodontists has recognized Lee for his many contributions to dentistry.”
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