Continuing Education

2019 Annual Session in Miami


2019 Annual Session

Prosthodontics: Excellence at the Crossroads of Technology and Biology

Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 | Miami


AS19_Program_Guide_coverThank you for being part of the 49th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists! ACP President Dr. Nadim Z. Baba and Program Chair Dr. Carlo Ercoli welcomed over 1,200 professional attendees to Miami. The week was full of new connections, great lectures, and exciting workshops.

If you have not yet done so, please take a few minutes to fill out the program evaluation, which was sent to you by email. After you complete the evaluation, a thank you page will appear with the link to obtain your Verification of Participation form for your continuing education records.

Your responses will help us improve future meetings and deliver the finest continuing education in prosthodontics.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Meeting Photos

Did you have your photo snapped by the ACP photographer in Miami? 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.

Also, if you missed the awesome ACP Instagram Takeovers by Drs. Eva Anadioti, David Remiszewski, and Akanksha Srivastava, check it out now by following @acprosthodontists.


Did you visit the ACP Photo Booth to take a professional headshot? If you have not already received your headshot by email, they are 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.

Resident & Dental Student Poster Session

During the Annual Session in Miami, 128 posters were presented digitally. The ePosters varied between presentations of research results, clinical outcomes, laboratory techniques, and more.

All ACP members can access the digital posters online.

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

2019 John J. Sharry Competition Results

The John J. Sharry Research Competition is held annually to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by students. This year's competition included six great presentations from residents and recent graduates.

Thank you to the ACP Research Committee and Committee Chair Dr. Galen B. Schneider for overseeing the competition.

Congratulations to the finalists!

Program Information

Speaker disclosures are available for review.

Wednesday, Oct. 30:

Prosthodontic Treatment of the Severely Compromised Patient

Moderator: Dr. Lisa A. Lang

1:00 – 1:35 p.m.
Maxillofacial Reconstruction – Early Cleft Care to Facial Transplantation: Maintaining the Human Factor in the Digital Age
Dr. Lawrence Brecht

1:40 – 2:15 p.m.
Too Old and Frail for Implants? Treatment Concepts for Elderly Patients
Dr. Frauke Muller

2:20 – 2:55 p.m.
Prosthodontic Implant Rehabilitation of the Chronically Edentulous Patient
Dr. Daniel Galindo

2:55 – 3:10 p.m.

Prognosis of the Prosthodontic Abutment

Moderator: Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis

3:10 – 3:45 p.m.
Restorative Options for the Endodontically Treated Tooth: Are We Looking at the Right Factors?
Dr. Marco Ferrari

3:50 – 4:25 p.m.
One Prosthodontist's Perspective Regarding When to Save and When to Extract Teeth
Dr. Charles Goodacre

4:30 – 5:10 p.m.
Prognosis for the Periodontally Compromised Tooth: A Historical Perspective Along with Short and Long-Term Follow Up of Cases
Dr. Thomas Kepic

Board Preparation Course
Joint Educators Conference
Digital Curriculum User Group Meeting
Immediate Implant Placement with Provisionalization (hands-on workshop) (sold out)
Media Training Course (workshop)
Welcome Reception

Thursday, Oct. 31:

Ceramic Materials in Prosthodontics: State of the Art

Moderator: Dr. Marco Ferrari

8:10 – 8:45 a.m.
Changing Objectives in Prosthodontics
Dr. Kenneth Malament

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.
Full-Arch Fixed Zirconia Prosthesis: Predictable Surgical and Prosthodontic Protocols
Dr. Avinash Bidra

9:25 – 10:00 a.m.
The Evolution of Zirconia in the Contemporary Restorative Dental Practice
Dr. Ariel Raigrodski

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

Tooth Preparation for All-Ceramic Restorations

Moderator: Dr. John A. Sorensen

10:30 – 11:10 a.m.
Do We Still Need to Prepare a Chamfer or a Shoulder for All-Ceramic Restorations?
Dr. Carlo Poggio

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Feather Edge Preparation and Digital Workflow for Ceramic Restorations: An Innovative Treatment Concept for Veneers Restorations
Dr. Mario Imburgia

Digital Dentures: Predictable Workflows for Your Practice

Moderator: Dr. Frauke Müeller

1:30 – 2:05 p.m.
Intraoral Scanning: Digital Workflow for Milled and Printed Complete Dentures
Dr. Brian Goodacre

2:10 – 2:45 p.m.
3D Printed Dentures: Technology to Change the World
Dr. Valerie McMillan

2:50 – 3:25 p.m.
Digital Dentures: The Full Spectrum
Dr. Mark Ludlow
Sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent

How to Avoid and Treat Implant Complications

Moderator: Dr. Maria Gabriela Carranza

3:30 – 4:05 p.m.
Prevention and Management of Common Complications in the Implant Practice
Dr. Will Martin

4:10 – 4:45 p.m.
Clinical Evaluation of Implant-Supported Fixed Complete Dentures: Where Do We Stand?
Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis

4:50 – 5:25 p.m.
CBCT Incidental Findings: What to Look For and What to Do About Them in the Prosthodontic Practice
Dr. Andre Mol

Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session (schedule)
ACPEF Donor Recognition Reception

Friday, Nov. 1:

Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Moderator: Dr. Carlo E. Poggio

7:55 – 8:30 a.m.
Ceramic Implants: The New Kid on the Block
Dr. Wael Att

8:35 – 9:10 a.m.
Managing Hard and Soft Tissue Deficiencies in the Anterior Maxilla
Dr. Craig Misch

9:15 – 9:50 a.m.
New Surgical Concepts and Technologies for the Anterior Esthetic Zone
Dr. Sonia Leziy
Sponsored by Straumann

9:55 – 10:30 a.m.
Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) Technique: The Key for Long-Term Success in Compromised Sockets in the Esthetic Zone
Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Digital Prosthodontic Workflows and Execution

Moderator: Dr. Mariane Bafile

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Digital Workflow for Complex Implant-Prosthodontic Rehabilitations
Dr. German Gallucci

11:50 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
The “Virtual Patient” in Contemporary Prosthodontics Treatment
Dr. Wei-Shao Lin

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
From Implant Treatment Planning to Impression to Final Prostheses: Digital Strategies for Your Practice
Dr. Panos Papaspyridakos

Complex Multidisciplinary Treatment

Moderator: Dr. Carlo Ercoli

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.
Complexity Made Simple: A Systematic Approach to Severely Compromised Dentitions
Dr. Arturo Llobell

3:05 – 3:45 p.m.
CAD/CAM in Prosthodontics: What Are My Benefits?
Dr. Ronald Jung
Sponsored by Panthera Dental

3:50 – 4:30 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Management and Timing of Therapy in the Adolescent Patient with Oligodontia
Dr. Tal Morr

4:35 – 5:10 p.m.
The Evolution of Digital Dentistry: The Prosthodontist at the Center of Patient Care
Dr. Peter Wöhrle

John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition
Resident & Dental Student Digital Poster Session (schedule)
Peer Review: Guidance and Tips from the Journal of Prosthodontics editors (workshop) (sold out)
Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception
Annual Awards & President's Dinner (sold out) (room change: this event is now in the Fontaine Ballroom, with cocktails in the Fleur de Lis Room)

Saturday, Nov. 2:

Town Hall Breakfast Meeting
Corporate-Sponsored Symposia (Ivoclar Vivadent, Dentsply Sirona, AvaDent)
The ESSENTIAL Digital Workflows for Your Modern Prosthodontic Practice (hands-on workshop) (sold out)

Program Committee

Dr. Carlo Ercoli, Program Chair
Dr. Nadim Z. Baba, 2019 President
Dr. Lars Bouma
Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis


5-Star Sponsors



4-Star Sponsors

Ivoclar         Dentsply_Sirona_Grey_PANTONE_425


3-Star Sponsors

AvaDent_Web         3Shape

Straumann_Logo_NAM-V2         POH_Fixodent

2-Star Sponsors

 logo_panthera_DENTAL_EN         TreloarFinancialServicesLogo-287

C_OB_PGPOH         CC_Logo_4C-admiral_wTag


1-Star Sponsors

preat       Quintessence-Publishing
sprintray-logo       Wiley_logo


Resident Scholarship Supporters


Ruby Level: 5-9 Scholarships


Emerald Level: 1-4 Scholarships

TreloarFinancialServicesLogo-287         Ivoclar


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.              


The show floor is officially sold out. However, we invite you to use the following materials as reference when considering exhibiting with the ACP at the 2020 Annual Session in New Orleans, Nov. 4-7.

Why Exhibit?

The Annual Session is the premier meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists, which actively promotes the meeting to more than 4,100 members and affiliates internationally including prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students, and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty.

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.


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 49th Annual Session in Miami, 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.

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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.