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SPECIALTY RECOGNITION

Specialty recognition is a critical issue not only for prosthodontics but all of the recognized specialties – and our patients. A series of articles were created to describe how the ACP has been involved in representing your interests as prosthodontists.

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON RECOGNITION OF DENTAL SPECIALTIES AND CERTIFYING BOARDS

  • Frank J. Tuminelli, Prosthodontic Commissioner 
  • Susan E. Brackett, Member, National Commission Appeals Board

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA)

  • Fatemeh S. Afshari, Member, Dental Quality Alliance
  • Stephen F. Bergen, Member, Standards Committee on Dental Informatics
  • Lawrence Gettlemen, Member, Standards Committee on Dental Products
  • Donald A. Curtis, Consulting Editor, JADA Specialty Scan-Prosthodontics
  • Rand F. Harlow, Member, ADA Dental Quality Alliance
  • Ralph C. Attanasi, Delegate, ADA House of Delegates
  • Patrick M. Lloyd, Delegate, ADA House of Delegates
  • Ethan A. Pansick, Alternate, ADA House of Delegates    

COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION (CODA)

  • John R. Agar, Commissioner for Prosthodontics
  • Louis A. DiPede, Member, CODA Prosthodontics Review Committee
  • Hiroshi Hirayama, Member, CODA Prosthodontics Review Committee
  • Arthur Nimmo, Member, CODA Prosthodontics Review Committee
  • Dr. Theresa M. Hofstede, Member, CODA Appeals Board

COMMISSION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER RECOGNITION (CCEPR)

  • Mark C. Hutten, Member, CCEPR
  • David A. Felton, Member, CCEPR Appeal Board

AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (ADEA)

  • Keith A. Mays, Chair, ADEA Annual Session Program Committee; Board Director for Sections; Member, ADEA Policy Research Advisory Committee
  • Heather J. Conrad, Board Director for Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs
  • Laurie F. Moeller, Prosthodontics Delegate, Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs
  • Cortino Sukotjo, Member, ADEA Policy Research Advisory Committee
  • Igor J. Pesun, Chair-elect, ADEA Council of Sections Administrative Board
  • Mark A. Dellinges, Councilor, ADEA Section on Prosthodontics
  • Damian J. Lee, Chair-elect, ADEA Section on Prosthodontics
  • Fengyuan Zheng, Secretary, ADEA Section on Prosthodontics