National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

Keep the Celebration Alive

NPAW 2023 may be over, but promoting the specialty is something you can do year round!  


The ACP has compiled planning tips, activity ideas, and downloadable resources, which are all available through the fields below, to help with promoting prosthodontics on the local and national level.

Your efforts and enthusiasm will enhance visibility of the specialty of prosthodontics and position prosthodontists as leaders in the dental industry!

Please reach out to media@prosthodontics.org with any questions!


What’s a prosthodontist?

Helping people answer this question is one of the main purposes of NPAW! It’s important to know how to answer this in a way that the public can understand. One option is: “As a prosthodontist, I am a dental specialist with advanced training in the restoration of missing or damaged teeth. I focus on…” and name a few of the procedures you perform most often, such as dentures or dental implants.

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NPAW Logo & Resources

NPAW Logo with 2023 dates

  • JPG (for standard use)
  • PNG (transparent background)
  • An EPS file is available upon request (for high resolution printing)

NPAW Logo without dates

  • JPG (for standard use)
  • EPS (for high resolution printing)

Proclamation Request Templates

Forms & Other Resources

  • ACP Logo Policy (PDF)
  • Chairside Guide: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Tooth-borne Dental Restorations (PDF)
  • Oral Health Screening (PDF) (Word)
  • Photo Release (PDF)
  • Proclamation Request (PDF) (Word)
  • Proclamation Sample Text ("Whereas language")


Report your 2023 NPAW Activities

We want to hear how you celebrated NPAW! Please report your NPAW activities to media@prosthodontics.org with the following information:

  • Photos of your event (Or screenshots of online activity).
  • A brief summary of the activity.
  • A quote from you about NPAW and why celebrating is important to you.
  • Any additional details that would be pertinent for reporting purposes.

We look forward to hearing how all of you celebrated our specialty for NPAW! 


NPAW Facts for Social Media

The message of NPAW can be spread far and wide using any of your preferred social media channels. Each year the ACP releases a new set of NPAW Facts which can be shared on social media throughout the week of NPAW.

The 2023 NPAW Facts are Now Available:

NPAW Facts are just a starting point for celebrating on social media. ACP members have also crafted their own NPAW related social media posts to highlight examples of good case work, discuss why they decided to pursue prosthodontics, and even hold contests for patients and/or dental students.

ACP members have also flexed their creative muscles while utilizing their Instagram and Facebook stories and tagging colleagues to encourage more engagement.

Use the hashtags #NPAW2023 and #Prosthodontics and be sure to tag the ACP!

Journal of Prosthodontics NPAW Issue

The Journal of Prosthodontics is pleased to share this special issue on Advances in 3D Printed Resins to celebrate National Prosthodontics Awareness Week!

The complete special issue can be accessed online here: Advances in 3D Printed Resins

The articles in this special issue will be freely available through May 30, 2023. Full-text Journal of Prosthodontics articles are always free to members of the American College of Prosthodontists.

The Journal of Prosthodontics is the official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, the organization that represents the specialty of prosthodontics, and ensures national recognition of the specialty.

Prosthodontic Jeopardy

Prosthodontic Jeopardy is now available. This resource, contributed by NPAW Committee Member Dr. Roberta Wright, is an interactive Power Point presentation that includes questions regarding the specialty. This would be perfect for events to actively engage residents, general dentists or dental students in a friendly competition that tests the knowledge of the nuances of prosthodontics.

How to most effectively use the game:

  1. Download the Power Point presentation with the game onto your desktop.
  2. When playing use Presenter Mode.
  3. Click the point value under the category to see the question. 
  4. On the page with the question, click anywhere on the screen to reveal the answer
  5. Use the purple arrow button to return to the game board

If you are keeping score, you must do so manually, there is not a tool included in the program for scoring purposes. You can download Prosthodontic Jeopardy here

NPAW Press Release Template

There is now a Press Release template for you to use to contact your local news stations or organizations to spread the word about NPAW.

Download the Press Release template here.

We have created an email template too for you to use when reaching out to your local media outlets.

Download the email template here

Additional Activities

Checklist for General Dentists regarding Head and Neck Cancer referral

In recent years, many ACP members have developed creative ways to keep the celebrations going digitally and others have been able to celebrate in-person as they follow their local health and safety guidelines.

Many schools and universities hosted lectures both in person and over Zoom. Some lectures were focused on encouraging dental students to learn more about pursuing prosthodontics, while others served as a way to help other dental professionals to better understand the specialty.

WATCH: 'Discover the Prosthobilities' a presentation by Dr. Juliet E. M. Tchorbajian from NPAW 2021 that presents an overview of prosthodontics and what sets it apart from other dental specialties.

ACP members have also lectured to the public by speaking at retirement homes, nursing facilities, and hosting open houses with a brief presentation.

Some have used NPAW as a great opportunity to reach out to their local dental community, either to thank referring dentists or to make a new connection.

There is no right or wrong was to celebrate NPAW! We will be adding additional ideas and resources to help you celebrate.

2022 NPAW Report

View all member submitted activities from the 2022 National Prosthodontics Awareness Week: NPAW 2022 Activities Report.


2023 PR & NPAW Committee

Dr. Samantha Rawdin, Chair
Dr. Juliet Tchorbajian, Vice Chair
Dr. Alison Fishman
Dr. Gabriela Lagreca
Dr. Francine Misch-Dietsh
Dr. David Remiszewski
Dr. Constantine Stavrinoudis
Dr. Bhavika Thakkar
Dr. Roberta Wright
Dr. Kevin Lassiter
Dr. Caroline Barsoum
Dr. Elphida Ayvazian, Division Director