Continuing Education

2018 Annual Session



2018 Annual Session

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3   |   Baltimore



Registration is now open for the premier prosthodontic meeting of the year! The 48th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists is headed to Baltimore, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3.

Led by Program Chair Dr. Radi Masri and ACP President Dr. Robert Taft, this meeting is designed to highlight Innovative Applications in Prosthodontics. From this platform, there will be a systematic exploration of subjects including pre-prosthetic surgery and implant site development, current protocols for implant treatment, and advances in maxillofacial prosthodontics. Of course, no meeting would be complete without innovations in dental ceramics and digital dentistry.

Review the brochure and join us for a meeting packed with valuable knowledge and insights that you can put to use. And, don’t forget about the networking events to reconnect with colleagues and meet new friends.

Register today and we'll see you in Baltimore, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3!

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Program Information

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

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(sold out)
Media Training Course (Register online or with this form)
Welcome Reception

Thursday, Nov. 1:

Dental Implants: State of the Art

8:05 – 8:45 a.m.
Immediate vs. Delayed Placement of Implants in Intact and Compromised Sockets: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Still Don’t Know
Dr. Dennis Tarnow
Columbia University

8:45 – 9:25 a.m.
Key Surgical Factors to Achieve Optimized Esthetic Long-Term Results with Implant-Supported Prostheses
Dr. Daniel Buser
University of Bern

9:25 – 10:00 a.m.
Variable Considerations in Vertical Augmentation in the Esthetic Zone
Dr. Joseph Kan
Loma Linda University

10:00 – 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 (submit ePosters)
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 
Getting Your Paper Published: Writing and Revising Your Research (sold out)
Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session (submit ePosters)
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner (sold out)

Saturday, Nov. 3:

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


Hotel Information

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Travel Arrangements
You are encouraged to contact your preferred air carrier/car rental company to secure your transportation needs.


Charm City Awaits...

Baltimore was listed on the New York Times' "52 Places To Go in 2018", Zagat ranked it as one of the "the most exciting food cities", and Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine called it "the most underrated city in America."

What better time to visit Charm City than the premier meeting in prosthodontics?

Tips from ACP Members

After the education sessions and events, visit Baltimore like a local with recommendations from ACP members.

Fees & Registration Information

2018 Annual Session Registration Fees Before Sept. 24 After Sept. 24
Member/Fellow* $850 $1000
Non-Member Dentist $1550 $1700
Resident/Graduate Student Member $325 $475
Predoctoral Student Alliance Affiliate $325 $475
Academic Alliance Affiliate $625 $775
Global Alliance Affiliate $625 $775
Forum Organization Member** $925 $1075
Dental Technician Alliance Affiliate $425 $575
Non-Affiliate Dental Technician $925 $1075
Advanced Program & Graduate Student Alliance Affiliate $325 $475
Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Office Staff $325 $475
Exhibits Only (One-Day Pass)*** $150 $150
Guest Registration**** $125 $125


Workshops & Events Members Non-Members
Board Preparation Course $400 $800
Trefoil™: A Revolutionary Treatment Concept for the Edentulous Patient - Catering to the Needs of Many $45 $45
Media Training Course $25  
Welcome Reception $75 $75
Getting Your Paper Published: Writing and Revising Your Research $25  
Annual Awards & President's Dinner $185 $185



  1. Register online.    OR
  2. Download, fill out, and return the registration form.

Your registration includes access to all education sessions during the Annual Session, including the Corporate-Sponsored Symposia on Saturday, as well as access to the Exhibit Hall for both Thursday and Friday and the Town Hall Breakfast Meeting on Saturday. 


  • Interested in exhibits only? The ACP now offers a one-day pass for interested dental professionals to attend one day of the exhibit hall. Please return the Exhibits Only registration form to the ACP Central Office to register for this option.
  • Bring a friend! This meeting is a great opportunity to increase referrals and improve collaboration by inviting dental professionals from your referral network to attend as your guests. Members may sponsor non-prosthodontist dentists to attend the Annual Session at a discounted rate – only $700 each. Download the sponsored dentist referral form and return to the ACP Central Office.

Late fees (after Sept. 24) may be waived for government employees only. Please contact the ACP for more details.
* Includes International, Active Life, Retired Life, and Honorary Members
** Members of the following Prosthodontic Forum Organizations: AAED, AAFP, AAID, AAMP, AO, AP, AES, APS, GNYAP, ITI, NGS, PCSP, SCAD, and SEAP.
*** This includes a one-day exhibit hall pass (no access to educational programs). Must select Thursday or Friday. This is intended for dental professionals, not industry representatives.
**** Paid registrants may register one guest. 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 guest 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.

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.              

Discounted Rate for AAMP Conference


ACP members are invited to attend the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics conference scheduled on Oct. 27-30 in Baltimore, immediately prior to the ACP Annual Session. The AAMP is offering a discounted rate to ACP members for the conference.

For AAMP conference information and to register, please visit: aampconference.com.


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.

Current Exhibitors

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

Interested in exhibiting for the 2018 Annual Session? 

We are currently sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Olivia Moukayed.

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.