The American College of Prosthodontists is an educational and scientific organization founded in 1970 to represent the needs and interests of prosthodontists within organized dentistry. The College also has a goal of stimulating awareness and interest in the field of prosthodontics to the public.

The ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty association whose membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be currently enrolled or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.

The ACP Education Foundation was created in 1985 in response to the demand for education and research. The Foundation was developed to provide the resources required to support the vision of the College and the needs of the specialty. The ACPEF is a 501 (c)3 organization governed by an independent Board of Directors with representatives from the College, leading academic institutions, and the corporate community all working together for the overall advancement of the specialty.