ACP News, Journal of Prosthodontics News   May 4, 2021

Innovation in Prosthodontics: A History of Articulators, Dentures, and Occlusion


The ACP is proud to announce a brand-new book available for pre-order through May 28, titled “Innovation in Prosthodontics: A History of Articulators, Dentures, and Occlusion.”

This new limited-edition, printed volume is a compilation of 42 historical articles from the Journal of Prosthodontics, including 5 previously unpublished papers, covering the evolution of theories of occlusion, instrumentation, and denture tooth development. The idea for this collection originated at the 1998 ACP Annual Session in San Diego and Dr. Edgar Starcke was invited to create a section for the Journal devoted to dental instrumentation. This evolved to include articles on the history and development of denture teeth and denture occlusion.

Edited by Drs. Edgar Starcke, Robert Engelmeier, and Rodney Phoenix, this volume is intended to be a historical record for the prosthodontic profession and an exploration of our present understanding of the philosophies of mandibular movement, occlusion, and the instrumentation needed to achieve their objectives.

From the Forward by Dr. Thomas Taylor: “The history of articulation and theories of occlusion are fascinating demonstrations of human imagination and ingenuity that are clearly described in the chapters of this offering … Drs. Engelmeier and Starcke have assembled a truly amazing amount of historical documentation and tell the story with a clarity and passion that are impressive. These chapters read almost like novellas or short stories about us and where we have come from.”

This print collection is now available for preorder in the ACP store. You must pre-order the book to ensure you will receive a copy. Pre-orders close on May 28, and books will be shipped in July.

You can read a preview, and order your copy today!

Please Note: We are currently unable to fulfill product orders being shipped outside of the United States due to various international mail restrictions.


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