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


Access the eposters gallery here

AS17_RegBrochure_CoverThank you for being part of the 47th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists. ACP President Dr. Susan E. Brackett and Program Chair Dr. Lars Bouma welcomed nearly 1,200 professional attendees to San Francisco -- the second highest attendance in ACP history!


Did you have your photo snapped by the ACP photographer in San Francisco? 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! 

You are welcome to download photos for use on social media, your practice website, and more.


Did you visit the ACP Photo Booth to take a professional headshot?

If you have not already received your headshot by email, they are now available for download.


Program Information

Wednesday (Quick Look):
Education: The Standards Have Changed
Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Welcome Reception

Thursday (Quick Look):
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

Friday (Quick Look):
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

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


The Resident & Dental Student Poster Session was presented on digital monitors over three sessions. You can view all posters online in the ePoster Gallery.

Congratulations to the winners of both the Resident Competition and the Dental Student Competition!

Our thanks to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare for their sponsorship of the Digital Poster Session.


Annual Session evaluations are available online. Please complete each daily evaluation so that we can provide the best speakers and educational sessions in the future. 

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. Julie Holloway
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. Wöhrle
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.

Interested in exhibiting for the 2018 Annual Session? 

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.