Continuing Education

2023 Board Prep Course


Virtual Two-Part Course, Sept. 9 & Sept. 16

The 2023 Board Preparation Course is designed to demonstrate the process of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. The course is recommended for prosthodontic residents as well as experienced prosthodontists who are interested in becoming board-certified.

This virtual two-part course will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 16. Attendees should plan to attend both days. If you are unable to attend both days, the entire course will be available on-demand. Access to the ACP Board Study Material is included with registration.

*Please note: Access to the ACP Board Study Material will be given just prior to course launch, not immediately upon registration. 

This course is worth 7.5 CE credits, and is $549 for ACP members, $1025 for non-members.

This course will:

  • Demonstrate how the prosthodontic board exam is conducted.
  • Review current information about the examination process through the eyes of recent examinees and previous Board members.
  • Illustrate the process of becoming board-certified.

Program Chair: Avinash S. Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP


Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. CT
Welcome & Introduction
Gerald Grant, DMD, MS, FACP, ACP President
Avinash Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP, Course Director

9:10 – 9:50 a.m. CT
Section A: Computerized Written Examination
Daniel A. Givan, DMD PhD, FACP
University of Alabama 

In this presentation, the Section A examination will be described including a preparation strategy, content types, and registration procedures.

9:50 – 10:30 a.m. CT
Section D Examination: Basics and Preparation
Avinash Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP
University of Connecticut

Section D is the American Board of Prosthodontics’ most recently introduced examination, specifically targeted to assess the candidates implant therapy skills including the biology of implant placement. This lecture is intended to introduce the audience to the exam as well as provide tips for case selection and preparation resources.

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. CT

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 p.m. CT
Study Guide App
Stephen A. Wagner, DDS, FACP
Albuquerque, NM

The ACP Board Prep APP is an up-to-date board preparation tool for any prosthodontist studying for challenging the American Board of Prosthodontics' certification. This presentation describes the process of certification, areas of study that are emphasized by the board, and experiences of newly boarded prosthodontists.

11:05 – 11:50 a.m. CT
Questions and Answers: The American Board of Prosthodontics
Dean Morton BDS, MS, FACP
ABP President

Mathew Kattadiyil, BDS, MS, FACP
ABP Vice President

11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. CT

12:05 – 12:45 p.m. CT 
Section C: Scenario-Based Oral Examination
Carl Driscoll, DMD, FACP
University of Maryland

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023

9:00 – 9:40 a.m. CT
Section B: Part 2 Treatment
Andrea Audet, DMD, MSD, FACP
Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada

9:40 – 11:10 a.m. CT
Dental Materials
Stephen D. Campbell, DDS, MSD, FACP
University of Illinois

11:10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. CT
Section B: Part 3 Treatment
Xiao Chun Li, DMD, FACP
Glastonbury, Connecticut

12:10 – 12:50 p.m. CT 
Simplifying Dental Occlusion
Steven Morgano, DMD, FACP
Rutgers University

12:50 – 1:30 p.m. CT
Section B: Part 4 Treatment
Esra Alsarraf, BDS, FACP

Course Information

The Board Preparation Course is designed to demonstrate the process of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. The course is recommended for prosthodontic residents as well as experienced prosthodontists who are interested in becoming board certified. Access to the ACP Board Study Guide and the video recording of each presentation is included with registration.

*Each presentation has its own specific learning objectives and session description.

Continuing Education

Attendees of the Board Preparation Course are eligible to earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits. 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.

Statement of Need

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is dedicated to stimulating and supporting prosthodontics-related: research, education, clinical practice, patient care, outcomes, restoration of teeth and orofacial structures.

Target Audience

The primary target audience of the American College of Prosthodontists’ 2023 Board Preparation Course is its members, including active prosthodontists and residents.

2023 Board Preparation Course is Directly Sponsored By: The American College of Prosthodontists

Additional Information

Continuing Education Credit

ADA_CERP_Logo_CMYK    American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

For additional information regarding this program or other educational programming, please contact:
Katie Koszyk, Senior Manager
Marcus Mixon, Coordinator
(312) 573-1260

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