Continuing Education

2023 Annual Session



2023 Annual Session of the ACP
Oct. 25-28, 2023 | San Diego 

Advance registration for the 2023 Annual Session is now closed. You can still join us by registering on-site in San Diego! Registration will open at 4:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 24.


The official app of the 2023 Annual Session is Whova! All attendees are encouraged to download the Whova app, available on iOS and Android. This year, we are using the Whova app for all things Annual Session, including the agenda, course descriptions and locations, and more! 

When you download the app, create an account using the same email address that you used to register for Annual Session and the event should appear as soon as you log in. There will not be an event code available. If you are having trouble accessing the app, please contact and we will be happy to assist you!

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The American College of Prosthodontists is excited to welcome everyone to the 2023 Annual Session of the ACP, taking place in-person Oct. 25-28 in San Diego.

Led by Program Chair Dr. Ramtin Sadid-Zadeh and ACP President Dr. Gerald Grant, Forward the Foundation of Prosthodontics will delve into using technology to improve treatment while relying on the fundamentals of prosthodontics.

Join colleagues from around the world for four days of learning, connecting, and collaborating. The meeting will highlight the latest clinical protocols and leading-edge technological advancements, with presentations dedicated to digital innovation, modernized workflows, and full-arch implant treatment.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Prepare for emerging trends in prosthodontic practice and patient care.
  • Identify the latest advances in digital technology.
  • Discover the latest information on fixed, removable, digital, and implant dentistry.

Your registration for this meeting includes up to 20 hours of general session continuing education, on-demand access to recordings of the main podium sessions, opportunities for speaker Q&A, exclusive corporate content, access to many social events, and more!

Review the full program below and register online today!

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Please note since the event is in San Diego, all times appear in Pacific Time below.


Fees & Registration Information

2023 Annual Session Registration Fees Before Sept. 15 After Sept. 15
Member/Fellow* $999 $1149
Non-Member Dentist $1765 $1915
Resident/Graduate Student Member $355 $505
Predoctoral Student Alliance Affiliate $355 $505
Academic Alliance Affiliate $685 $835
Global Alliance Affiliate $685 $835
Forum Organization Member** $1085 $1235
Dental Technician Alliance Affiliate $465 $615
Non-Affiliate Dental Technician $1085 $1235
Advanced Program & Graduate Student Alliance Affiliate $355 $505
Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Office Staff $355 $505


Workshops & Events Members Non-Members
Welcome Reception $100 $100
Annual Awards & President's Dinner $225 $225
Journal of Prosthodontics Workshop $50 $50
Lunch & Lectures $50 $50



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

If you have any difficulties with registration, email or call (312) 573-1260.

* Includes International, Active Life, Retired Life, and Honorary Members
**Resident members currently enrolled a CODA accredited prosthodontic or maxillofacial program (or have completed one within the past six months)
*** Members of the following Prosthodontic Forum Organizations: AAED, AAFP, AAID, AAMP, AO, AP, AES, APS, GNYAP, ITI, NGSAMD, PCSP, and SCAD.

Other attendance options: Beginning Dec. 1, ACP members who were not able to attend the meeting live can purchase on-demand access, which includes the opportunity to earn applicable CE credits, for $849, non-members for $1,590, and residents for $255.  

All in-person Annual Session attendees will receive access to the on-demand recordings as part of their in-person registration fee.

There will not be a live-streaming option for the 2023 Annual Session.

Payment: Payment in full is required to process online registrations. We welcome payments in the form of American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and checks payable to ACP.

Cancellations: Refunds, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be issued with a written cancellation notice sent to on or before Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, Registration fees will only be refunded to the person who paid the registration fees, by the same method as the original payment (i.e., credit card, check, etc.). Telephone cancellations ARE NOT accepted. No refund requests will be considered after Sept. 16. No refunds will be issued in the event of a no show.

Substitutions are gladly accepted! Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the event start date by submitting a written request to Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

Consent Clause: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ACP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by ACP and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB. Your virtual registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and virtual booths visited.

Program Changes: The ACP reserves the right to update programming as necessary and without prior notice. If a substitution or change is necessary, all materials will be updated accordingly. 

Hotel Information

The 2023 Annual Session of the ACP will take place at:

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place 
San Diego, CA 92101

The group room rate is $295 per night plus taxes and fees for single or double occupancy. The group rate is available till Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. CT OR until the group rate is sold out. Please book early to guarantee the ACP rate. 

Book your room online today!



We are excited to welcome back all of our corporate supporters to the 2023 Annual Session!

To learn more about Sponsoring the 2023 Annual Session, please contact us!

To learn more about Exhibiting at the 2023 Annual Session, please visit this page!

Continuing Education Hours: Attendees are eligible to receive up to 20 continuing education credits for general sessions (attendees may claim fewer hours in accordance with their actual attendance).

Additional hours are available for attending the following sessions:

  • Joint Educators Meeting
  • Journal of Prosthodontics Workshop
  • Digital Curriculum Users Group
  • John J. Sharry Research Competition
  • Resident & Dental Student Poster Competition

Attendees must complete an evaluation to receive a verification of participation (CE) form. Your sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


ADA_CERP_Logo_CMYK    The American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


agd-pace-logo American College of Prosthodontists (Nationally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 10/31/21 to 10/31/2024 Provider ID# 214690

CDT_NADL The American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians. Continuing education credit awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s) and submit the form provided by the ACP to receive credit.

2023 Annual Session Program Committee 
Dr. Ramtin Sadid-Zadeh, Annual Session Chair
Dr. Gerald Grant, ACP President
Dr. Evanthia Anadioti
Dr. Robert Bentz
Dr. Robert Berg
Dr. Avinash Bidra
Dr. Despoina Bompolaki
Dr. David Donatelli
Dr. Carlo Ercoli
Dr. Daniel Givan
Dr. Rand Harlow

For questions regarding the Annual Session please contact the Education & Meetings Department:
Katie Koszyk, Senior Manager
Marcus Mixon, Coordinator
(312) 573-1260

Frequently Asked Questions

Will sessions be available on-demand?
Yes! While there will not be a live streaming option, the general session education and CE credits will be available on-demand by Dec. 1.

How to access on-demand recordings:

1. I'm attending the meeting in San Diego- You will receive an email 3-4 weeks after the meeting announcing the on-demand recordings are available on ACP Anywhere. All in-person attendees receive access to the on-demand recording complimentary.

2. I did not register or attend in San Diego- The on-demand general session education recordings will be available for purchase 3-4 weeks after the meeting concludes. ACP members who were not able to attend the meeting live can purchase the on-demand access for $849, non-members for $1,590, and $255 for residents.

How do I download the ACP Annual Session App?
Information on the new 2023 Annual Session app will be available closer to the meeting!

When is the Board Prep Course?
The 2023 Board Prep Course will be taking place virtually before Annual Session! You can learn more and register here.

What is the format for the 2023 Annual Session?
The 2023 Annual Session will be taking place in person, Oct. 25-28 in San Diego. It is the premier event in prosthodontics, where hundreds of prosthodontists, specialty residents, dental students, dental technicians, general dentists, other specialists, and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more.

How many CE Credits can I earn by attending?
Attendees are eligible to receive up to 20 continuing education credits for general sessions (attendees may claim fewer hours in accordance with their actual attendance). Additional hours are available for attending the following sessions: Educators Meeting, Digital Curriculum User Group Meeting, Board Prep Course, John J. Sharry Research Competition, and Journal of Prosthodontics Workshop.

What is included in my registration?
Registration includes attendance at all general education sessions, on-demand access to recordings of the main podium sessions, full access to the exhibit hall, the Exhibit Hall reception, the Resident & Dental Student Poster Sessions, Resident & New Prosthodontist Reception, several breakfast and lunch meals, coffee breaks, and afternoon refreshments in the exhibit hall.

Do I need to attend all sessions?
Credit is provided for each session attended. You can attend as many or as few as you would like. The ACP will provide a credit tracker form for you to accurately record your attendance.

What are the COVID-19 protocols for the meeting?
For the health and well-being of attendees and staff, we strongly encourage masks to be worn while at the Annual Session, especially throughout the educational, meeting, and exhibit hall spaces. We also strongly encourage attendees of the Annual Session to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before arriving at the event. The ACP reserves the right to modify recommendations and requirements as COVID trends change.

2023 Resident and Dental Student Poster Competition

Residents and Dental Students will be able to submit an abstract and digital poster that will be placed on a dedicated 2023 ACP Annual Session Poster Website.

These poster presentations are intended to highlight scholarly activity, promote research, and engage students. Presentation topics may include research results, clinical outcomes, laboratory techniques, or other topics of interest to ACP members and guests.

Residents will classify their submission as a "case presentation" or "original research" during the abstract submission process.

Eligibility: Resident applicants must be currently enrolled in a 3-4-year advanced training program in prosthodontics which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Additionally, graduates who completed a CODA-accredited prosthodontics residency program within 6 months prior to the Annual Session are also encouraged to participate. Dental student applicants must be currently enrolled in a DDS/DMD CODA-accredited dental program in North America.

Competition: All accepted applicants must submit their poster files by the designated date. The first set of judges will score all submitted posters before the Annual Session. Onsite, each applicant will be assigned a time slot and will present live to an assigned judge. Those scores will be combined to determine the top 3 placements from each category (Predoctoral, Resident Case Presentation, Resident Original Research). 

Please review the submission guidelines for more information.

Abstracts are due by Aug. 28 and can be submitted here.

2023 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition  

The John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition, sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation, will be held during the 2023 ACP Annual Session on Friday, Oct. 28, 2023. The competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics.

Individuals are eligible if they are currently enrolled in a postdoctoral prosthodontic program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or have completed such a program in the last three (3) years and are an active Member, Fellow, or Resident Member, in good standing, of the American College of Prosthodontists. Manuscripts must not have been previously accepted for publication (except for Journal of Prosthodontics acceptance) and are eligible for publication in the Journal. 

The ACP Research Committee reviews all submitted abstracts and selects the six finalists who will present live at the final round at the 2023 ACP Annual Session. The top three winners will be determined by the Research Committee after judging the finalist’s submitted manuscripts and live presentations. The top three winners will receive a cash prize. All finalists and winners will be acknowledged at the Annual Awards & President’s Dinner.

Discounted Rate for AAMP Annual Meeting


ACP members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics on Oct. 21-24, 2023 at the Omni in San Diego, prior to the ACP Annual Session.

Their meeting is titled The Art, Science, and Evolution of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, led by Program Chair Dr. William Wilson.

The AAMP is offering a discounted rate to ACP members. For meeting information and to register, please visit:

ACP Meetings Code of Conduct Policy

ACP is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and ACP staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, ACP staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Virtual Programs Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all ACP meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than ACP but held in conjunction with ACP events, on public or private platforms. ACP has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, ACP asks that you inform either ACP Executive Director Chris Welber or ACP President Dr. Gerald Grant so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ACP staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest. Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ACP staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by ACP throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any ACP virtual event staff.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. ACP reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
  • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space. 

ACP reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and ACP reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.