Continuing Education

2018 Annual Session



2018 Annual Session

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3   |   Baltimore



Thank you for being part of the 48th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists.

ACP President Dr. Robert M. Taft and Program Chair Dr. Radi Masri welcomed over 1,000 professional attendees to Baltimore to explore Innovative Applications in Prosthodontics.

Save the date to join us next year in Miami, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2019.


Did you have your photo snapped by the ACP photographer in Baltimore? 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! Photos from the ACP Photo Booth are also available.

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.

If you would like to use your new headshot in the Find a Prosthodontist search on GoToAPro.org, let the ACP staff know.

AS18_Poster_SessionResident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session

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 BioHorizons 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 Information

Wednesday, Oct. 31:

Bone Augmentation: Science and Application

1:00 – 1:35 p.m.
Regenerative Treatment of Periodontitis and Peri-Implantitis Using Dental-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia
University of California, Los Angeles

1:35 – 2:10 p.m.
Myths, Facts, and Future Perspectives in Bone Augmentation
Dr. Faleh Al-Tamimi
McGill University

2:10 – 2:45 p.m.
Evidence-Based Science for Bone Grafts, Growth Factors, and Implant Success: Histologic and Histomorphometric Perspective
Hari S. Prasad
University of Minnesota

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:35 p.m.
Bone Grafting for Prosthodontists
Dr. Youssef Obeid
Chevy Chase, MD

3:35 – 4:35 p.m.
Soft and Hard Tissue Reconstructive Procedures at Different Timing of Implant Placement
Dr. Luiz Gonzaga
University of Florida

4:35 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Trefoil™: A Revolutionary Treatment Concept for the Edentulous Patient (Hands-On Workshop
Media Training Course
Welcome Reception

Thursday, Nov. 1:

Dental Implants: State of the Art

8:05 – 8:50 a.m.
Variable Considerations in Vertical Augmentation in the Esthetic Zone
Dr. Joseph Kan
Loma Linda University

8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
Key Surgical Factors to Achieve Optimized Esthetic Long-Term Results with Implant-Supported Prostheses
Dr. Daniel Buser
University of Bern

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
State of the Art: Hard Tissue Augmentation for Dental Implant Patients
Dr. Peter Moy
University of California, Los Angeles

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Strain-Induced Bone Adaptation: A Determinant for Effective Prosthodontic Therapy
Dr. Sunita Ho
University of California, San Francisco

Dental Implants: Complications

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.
Is Plastic in the Patient’s Best Interest?
Dr. Carl F. Driscoll
University of Maryland

2:10 – 2:50 p.m.
Implant Prosthodontics: Art in Understanding Science
Dr. Chandur Wadhwani
Bellevue, WA

2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
Biologic Complications: How to Prevent Them and How to Deal with Them
Dr. Gil Alcoforado
Lisbon, Portugal

3:30 – 4:10 p.m.
Soft Tissue Complications in Implant Dentistry: How to Avoid or How to Treat Them
Dr. Carlo Ercoli
University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Health

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Avoiding and Managing Complications: An Increasingly Important Factor in Contemporary Prosthodontics
Dr. Dean Morton
Indiana University

Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session (Schedule / Gallery)
ACPEF Donor Recognition Reception

Friday, Nov. 2:

Advances in Prosthodontics

7:55 – 8:40 a.m.
Maxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction Related to the Blast Injuries Sustained in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Dr. Michael J. Will
Ijamsville, MD

8:40 – 9:20 a.m.
Options and Innovations in Maxillofacial and Mandibular Reconstruction
Dr. Dennis Rohner
Aarau, Switzerland

9:20 – 10:00 a.m.
Maxillofacial Reconstruction: From Intuitive Two-Dimensional Planning to Modern Day Approach and Application
Dr. Thomas J. Salinas
Mayo Clinic

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 – 11:10 a.m.
Dynamic Navigation for Dental Implants and Beyond
Dr. Robert W. Emery
University of Maryland

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Evolving Concepts of Patient Care
Dr. Jacinthe Paquette
Newport Beach, CA

Advanced Dental Materials and Technology

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Zirconia as a Dental Ceramic: Current Status and Future Trends
Dr. Jérôme Chevalier
University of Lyon – INSA Lyon

2:15 – 2:55 p.m.
Advanced Dental Materials and Technology
Dr. Daniel Edelhoff
University of Munich

2:55 – 3:35 p.m.
Evidence-Based Prosthetic Protocols for Implant Restorations in the Esthetic Zone
Dr. Julia Wittneben
University of Bern

3:35 – 4:15 p.m.
3D Engineering in Contemporary Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. Wael Att
Tufts University

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
The Science and Engineering of Contemporary Removable Prosthodontics
Dr. Nadim Z. Baba
Loma Linda University

John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition (Schedule
Getting Your Paper Published: Writing and Revising Your Research
Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session (Schedule / Gallery)
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 3:

Town Hall Breakfast Meeting
Corporate-Sponsored Symposia (Nobel BiocareIvoclar Vivadent, Dentsply Sirona)

Program Committee

Many thanks to the members of the 2018 Annual Session Program Committee:

Dr. Robert M. Taft, 2018 President
Dr. Radi M. Masri, Program Chair
Dr. Lars Bouma
Dr. David R. Burns
Dr. Donald A. Curtis
Dr. Gerald T. Grant
Dr. David L. Guichet
Dr. Caroline T. Nguyen



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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.

The sponsorship program details all of the opportunities available at the Annual Session and throughout the year. Contact hschambach@prosthodontics.org to inquire further.              


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, maxillofacial prosthodontists, and dental technicians. These are the key opinion leaders in the specialty of prosthodontics, influencing the future of oral healthcare.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 Exhibitors

Contact Us

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


For media inquiries, please contact:
Evan Summers, Public Relations Specialist

For all other questions about the ACP's 48th Annual Session in Baltimore, 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.