Continuing Education

2017 Annual Session


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

San Francisco          Nov. 1-4


The 47th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists is headed for San Francisco, Nov. 1-4.

Led by Program Chair Dr. Lars Bouma and President Dr. Susan E. Brackett, this meeting is designed to help you stay competitive and prepared for the treatments of tomorrow. And the week is full of events where you can share notes and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues.

Registration for the 47th Annual Session will open in May.


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 by going to: https://aws.passkey.com/go/prosthodontists2017 or by calling (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. 

Program Information

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

Scientific Session: The Standards Have Changed: Introducing Implant Placement into Your Practice, the Impact Now and in the Future
Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Welcome Reception

Scientific Session: Dental Visionaries: How They Shape Our Profession and Destiny
Scientific Session: Patient Complexities: Treating the Missing or Difficult Surgical Foundation
Scientific Session: Controversy in Choices
Resident & Dental Student Poster Session
ACPEF Donor Recognition Reception

Scientific Session: The Battle of Ceramics: Lithium Disilicate vs. Zirconia
Scientific Session: Digital Dentistry Presents the Promise of Transforming Prosthodontics and Education
John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner

Scientific Session: Thinking About Today and Tomorrow: What Are Your LIFE Plans?
Town Hall Breakfast Meeting
Corporate Sponsored Symposia

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

Applications Now Open

John J. Sharry Competition

The John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition is held during the Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists. The 2017 competition will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 in San Francisco. Sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation, the Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by residents. The ACP Research Committee strongly encourages all programs to participate in this competition. Applications are due by June 2. For submission guidelines and more information, click here.


Applications will open in May.


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.

Interested in exhibiting for the 2017 Annual Session?

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



3-Star Sponsors

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2-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.

Program Committee

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

Dr. Susan E. Brackett, 2017 President
Dr. Lars Bouma, Chair
Dr. Karen J. Bruggers
Dr. Stephen D. Campbell
Dr. Heather Joan Conrad
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. John R. Agar
Dr. David L. Guichet
Dr. Julie A. Holloway
Dr. Jonathan Zamzok


For media inquiries please contact:

Carolyn Barth, Director, Media Relations
211 E. Chicago, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-1260

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.