Continuing Education

2017 Annual Session in San Francisco, Nov. 1-4

Transforming Prosthodontics: Bridging the Gap Between Current Practice and Future Trends

2017 Annual Session
San Francisco, Nov. 1-4

Register by Monday, Sept. 25 and Save $150!

AS17_RegBrochure_CoverRegistration is now open for the premier prosthodontic meeting of the year! The 47th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists is headed to San Francisco, Nov. 1-4.

Today, prosthodontists are taking on cases that were never before treatable. However, disruptive technologies and changing practice models are about to upend decades of thinking about who we are and what we do as specialists.

Transforming Prosthodontics is designed to bridge the gap between current practice and future trends. Led by Program Chair Dr. Lars Bouma and President Dr. Susan E. Brackett, this meeting will delve into surgical foundations, challenging restorations, digital solutions, and much more.

Review the brochure and then register online or return the registration form for a meeting packed with focused, intensive education sessions over the course of four days — including Virtual Treatment from Diagnosis to Prosthetic Care, an immersive experience presented live and in 3D.

In the beautiful city of San Francisco, you'll enjoy great restaurants and a week full of workshops, receptions, and social events with old friends and colleagues -- the people who understand your passion for excellence in patient care.

The early registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, so don't miss your chance to save $150 on the premier prosthodontic meeting of the year.

We'll see you in San Francisco, Nov. 1-4!


Hotel Information

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Group Rate: $299 single/double exclusive of applicable taxes. The deadline to receive the ACP group rate is Oct. 1.

Reserve your room online or call (877) 622-3056. Please refer to the American College of Prosthodontists 2017 Meeting to receive the group rate. 

Please note that the ACP holds rooms based on past attendance history. All meeting attendees are urged to reserve their rooms early. The ACP cannot guarantee that the block will not sell out prior to the Oct. 1 deadline. 

San Francisco Special Offers: The San Francisco Travel tourism bureau put together some special offers for ACP Annual Session attendees. Enjoy discounts on sightseeing activities, dining, and more. 

Program Information

Review the brochure to see what's in store, or browse highlights by day below:

Education: The Standards Have Changed
Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Welcome Reception

Education: Dental Visionaries
Education: Treating the Missing or Difficult Surgical Foundation
Education: Controversy in Choices
Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session
ACPEF Donor Recognition Reception

Education: The Battle of the Ceramics
Education: Virtual Treatment from Diagnosis to Prosthetic Care (Presented Live Onstage & in 3D)
John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition
Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner

Education: Practice Management
Town Hall Breakfast Meeting
Corporate-Sponsored Symposia (Nobel Biocare, Dentsply Sirona, Ivoclar Vivadent)

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


2017 Annual Session Registration Fees Before Sept. 25 After Sept. 25
Member/Fellow* $830 $980
Non-Member Dentist $1530 $1680
Resident/Graduate Student Member $300 $450
Predoctoral Student Alliance Affiliate $300 $450
Academic Alliance Affiliate $600 $750
Global Alliance Affiliate $600 $750
Forum Organization Member** $900 $1050
Dental Technician Alliance Affiliate $400 $550
Non-Affiliate Dental Technician $900 $1050
Advanced Program & Graduate Student Alliance Affiliate $300 $450
Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Office Staff $300 $450
Companion Registration*** $100 $125


Workshops & Events Members Non-Members
Board Preparation Course $400 $800
Welcome Reception $75 $75
Annual Awards & President's Dinner $185 $185
Trefoil™: A New Treatment Concept for the Edentulous Patient $45 $45

Late fees (after Sept. 25) may be waived for government employees only. Please contact the ACP for more details.

The Board Preparation Course and Trefoil™ workshop are sold out. Contact the ACP to be added to the waitlist.

* Includes International, Active Life, Retired Life, and Honorary Members
** Members of the following Prosthodontic Forum Organizations: AACD, AAED, AAFP, AAID, AAMP, AO, AP, AES, APS, GNYAP, ITI, NGS, PCSP, SCAD, and SEAP.
*** Paid registrants may register one companion. This includes one exhibit hall pass only (no access to continuing education sessions). This is not intended for prosthodontists or other dental professionals. It is intended for paying registrants to bring a companion at a reduced rate. All dental professionals will be required to pay full registration and ticket fees to access the continuing education sessions at the meeting.


ACP members may sponsor non-prosthodontist dentists from their referral networks to attend the Annual Session at a discounted rate – only $700 each. Download the sponsored dentist registration form and return it to omoukayed@prosthodontics.org.

Program Committee

Many thanks to the members of the 2017 Annual Session Program Committee:

Dr. Susan E. Brackett, 2017 President
Dr. Lars Bouma, Program Chair
Dr. John R. Agar
Dr. Karen J. Bruggers
Dr. Stephen D. Campbell
Dr. Heather Joan Conrad
Dr. David L. Guichet
Dr. Mark C. Hutten
Dr. Radi M. Masri
Dr. Thomas J. McGarry
Dr. Carl M. Pogoncheff
Dr. John A. Sorensen
Dr. Joerg R. Strub
Dr. Peter S. Wohrle
Dr. Jonathan Zamzok



5-Star Sponsor


4-Star Sponsor

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3-Star Sponsors

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2-Star Sponsors

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1-Star Sponsors

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To assist our corporate supporters 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 hschambach@prosthodontics.org to inquire further.

Resident Scholarship Supporters





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TreloarFinancialServicesLogo-287       ivoclar_vivadent



Why Exhibit?

The Annual Session is the premier meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists, which actively promotes the meeting to more than 3,800 members and affiliates internationally including prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students, and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty.

The Annual Session draws 1,400 attendees and registration has consistently increased over the past five years. By exhibiting, you will gain access to key leaders and decision makers in prosthodontics.

Target Audience

Meeting attendees include prosthodontists, general dentists, maxilliofacial prosthodontists, and dental technicians. These are the key opinion leaders in the specialty of prosthodontics, influencing the future of oral healthcare.

Thank you to all of the exhibitors who will be joining us at the 2017 Annual Session.

Current Exhibitors

Please visit the GES Expresso Site to order your exhibitor kit.

Interested in exhibiting for the 2017 Annual Session? We are currently sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Olivia Moukayed.

Contact Us

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


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For all other questions about the ACP's 47th Annual Session in San Francisco, 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.