Robert Gottlander, DDS, has become a lifetime honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He was recognized during the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in New Orleans from Nov. 5-8, 2014.
“Dr. Gottlander has had a major impact on oral health care, and particularly prosthodontics. He has been incredibly supportive of prosthodontics and our community through his current leadership role at Henry Schein, and his previous role at Nobel Biocare,” ACP Past President Dr. Stephen Campbell said. Dr. Gottlander serves as vice president of Global Prosthetic Solutions at Henry Schein, Inc. Throughout his career, Dr. Gottlander has been a pioneer in the introduction of modern dental implantology and digital dentistry globally.
“In every generation there are an enlightened few with vision, the ability to formulate the path, and then implement the abstract bringing it to reality. Dr. Gottlander is one such individual. From his pioneering efforts in the early days of osseointegration, to the application of the technology benefiting our patients, he has elevated the care delivery model: changing the landscape of dentistry and prosthodontics forever. It is a great privilege to bestow Honorary Membership of the ACP to this gifted individual,” said ACP President Dr. Frank J. Tuminelli.
“Dr. Gottlander has served as an innovator on teams to create broad, all-encompassing continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Through his associations, he has supported Prosthodontic research and education at some of the top universities in the U.S. and abroad,” ACP Education Foundation Chair Dr. Lily T. Garcia added.
“I am thrilled to welcome Robert as an honorary member to the American College of Prosthodontists and for having the opportunity to do so during my tenure,” ACP Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Agar said.
Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM solutions. The ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official sponsoring organization for the specialty of Prosthodontics, which is one of nine recognized specialties of the American Dental Association. Founded in 1970, ACP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and science of Prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of Prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of Prosthodontic education and providing professional services to its membership. Visit GoToAPro.org for more information. National Prosthodontics Awareness Week (NPAW) is April 12-18, 2015. NPAW promotes public awareness about the critical importance of a healthy mouth and why Prosthodontists bring patients optimal oral health.