Continuing Education

2016 Annual Session





San Diego, Oct. 5-8, 2016



The ACP Board of Directors, Annual Session program committee, and ACP staff extend their thanks to everyone who was part of the "crown jewel" of the College and the specialty.

Dr. Carl F. Driscoll, ACP President and Dr. John R. Agar, Program Chair welcomed nearly 1,100 professional attendees to San Diego -- the second highest total in ACP history!

Photos from Annual Session

Lab Coat Headshots

Did you visit the ACP Photo Booth to take a professional headshot? Headshots were sent by email immediately and they are now available for download. If you like your headshot, send it to the ACP staff to update your Find a Prosthodontist search entry.

Photo Gallery

Did you have your photo snapped by the ACP photographer in San Diego? Photos from throughout the week are now online.

Browse through the albums by day on the ACP Shutterfly Site and see if you can find yourself or your friends and colleagues! Download any photos you like for use on social media, your practice website, and more.

Program Information

Review the Schedule at a Glance or the Preliminary Scientific Program to see what occurred during the week. Speaker bios and disclosures are available for review.

Wednesday (Quick Look):
Scientific Session: Management of TMD in Clinical Practice
Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Welcome Reception

Thursday (Quick Look):
Scientific Session: Digital Frontiers: Latest Breakthroughs
Scientific Session: Outcome Dictates Treatment
Resident & Dental Student Poster Session (Abstracts)
ACPEF Donor Recognition Reception

Friday (Quick Look):
Scientific Session: Implant Therapies
Scientific Session: When Our Successes Don't Meet Our Expectations
John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition
Member Speaker Forum (Abstracts)
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner

Saturday (Quick Look):
Scientific Session: Laboratory Session
Town Hall Breakfast Meeting
Corporate Sponsored Symposia: Nobel Biocare, DENTSPLY Implants, Ivoclar Vivadent
Transitioning into Private Practice Workshop

Some events and workshops may require a separate fee. Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase onsite.



Thank you to all of the exhibitors who joined us at the 2016 Annual Session.

Interested in exhibiting for the 2017 Annual Session?

Contact Us

Phone: (312) 573-1260
Fax: (312) 573-1257

Program Committee

Many thanks to the members of the 2016 Annual Session Program Committee:

Dr. John R. Agar, Chair
Dr. Carl F. Driscoll, ACP President
Dr. Lino P. Calvani
Dr. Stephen D. Campbell
Dr. Donald A. Curtis
Dr. David A. Felton
Dr. Gary R. Goldstein
Dr. David G. Gratton
Dr. Kenneth A. Malament
Dr. Stephen M. Parel
Dr. Thomas D. Taylor
Dr. Ghadeer N. Thalji
Dr. Jonathan Zamzok



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The Annual Session draws 1,100 attendees and registration has consistently increased over the past five years. To assist our corporate partners in maximizing their exposure to this very influential group, the ACP offers flexible sponsorship packages designed to fit a variety of budgets and a chance for premium visibility.

A guide to sponsorship opportunities is available. Contact education@prosthodontics.org to inquire further.


For questions about the ACP's 46th Annual Session in San Diego, please contact:

ACP Central Office
(312) 573-1260

Program Disclaimer

All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation because of scheduling conflicts, low registration and/or circumstances beyond the control of the ACP. The ACP does not recommend or endorse a specific test, product course of treatment, procedure, opinion or other information mentioned during the ACP Annual Session.

The ACP, its contractors and attending news media may be photographing, videotaping, audio-taping or webcasting scientific sessions and events at the Annual Session. By attending the ACP Annual Session, attendees acknowledge these activities and agree to allow their image to be used by the ACP in association publications, on the ACP’s website, and in marketing and promotional materials. Photo images are made available to Annual Session attendees and may also be shared with the media. Attendees at the Annual Session waive all claims against the ACP for any liability resulting from these uses.

Only official contracted ACP vendors and working journalists with ACP approved press credentials will be permitted to photograph, video and/or audio tape scientific sessions, the exhibit hall, early bird sessions and Saturday workshops. Individuals recording with personal video/audio equipment or other recording devices (i.e. cell phones, digital or film cameras or tape recorders) without prior permission from the ACP or without proper credentials will be asked to cease recording or using these devices immediately.

ACP Meetings Code of Conduct Policy

The ACP is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive meeting experience for all participants. Participants in ACP meetings include members, registrants, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and Board members. The ACP does not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Any violations will be taken seriously.

Harassment includes offensive comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentation, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment can occur in real or virtual space, including social media related to the meeting.

The ACP reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether any behavior at any meeting is unacceptable and in violation of this Code of Conduct. In the event that it is determined that an individual has violated this Code of Conduct or has otherwise engaged in conduct that is deemed to be improper, prejudicial, or detrimental, the ACP reserves the right to (1) remove any such individual from an event or meeting, (2) bar any individual from attending future ACP meetings, and/or (3) suspend any such individual's membership or expel such individual from the ACP.