ACP Position Statements

Approved by ACP Board of Directors

Policy on Position Statements

Approved ACP Executive Committee Oct. 14, 2014
Approved ACP Board of Directors Nov. 4, 2014
Revised ACP Board of Directors, June 13, 2015

Revised ACP Board of Directors, Dec. 16, 2015

ACP Guidelines for Position Statement Development

A position statement (PS) is an official opinion, point of view, or belief of the ACP. Position statements are issued on scientific, clinical, and other important topics related to oral health, dentistry, and the dental specialty of prosthodontics.

An ACP Position Statement Task Force (PSTF) Chair will be appointed by the ACP President. Members of this Task Force will include the Division Directors and an ACP past president. Staff will include the Managing Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics, the Director of Sections and Governance, and the Communications and Marketing Manager.

ACP position statements may be authored or un-authored. They must be reviewed and approved by the applicable ACP Division and subsequently by the ACP Board of Directors. They will be posted on the ACP website and may be published in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Messenger, and other ACP publications as appropriate. They should reflect the highest ACP values and support our brand. ACP position statements are typically based on verifiable evidence/published literature. ACP position statements are reviewed as needed but at least every three years and updated or retired as indicated.

ACP position statements serve as valuable resources for members and staff in communicating ACP policy on key issues. They may also help to focus ACP’s education and research efforts. It is important to note that ACP position statements do not represent the opinions of all individual ACP members. ACP members may download ACP position statements and may distribute copies to patients and referring dentists.

ACP position statements must include:

  • Notice that a statement has been revised and replaces an existing statement, and if applicable who prepared the statement.
  • Date of ACP Board Approval.
  • ACP’s copyright notice.

Retired statements will not be published on the ACP website or made available to the public.