Let's get digital: Free download from ACP compiles literature abstracts on latest dental technologies

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dentists considering new and highly touted digital technologies might wonder: where's the evidence?
A great place to start looking for it is inside the pages of "Defining Digital Dentistry: A Survey of Recent Literature" – a free, new compilation resource on the subject prepared by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) in association with five top dental journals.
"Digital dentistry is a key area of focus in the ACP strategic plan, and this resource is one of the outcomes of that plan," said Dr. Susan E. Brackett, ACP President. "We are grateful to the journals that participated, which is a testament to a shared vision for the advancement of dentistry and a commitment to provide the best care for our patients."
The ACP plans to update the abstracts with new additions through 2019 as partner journals publish new literature focusing on digital dentistry and digital technologies. The five contributing journals include The International Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Dentistry, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics and The Journal of the American Dental Association.
"It's a compilation of abstracts that takes the pulse of the current digital dentistry technology," said Dr. Lyndon Cooper, ACP Education Foundation (ACPEF) chair and a board certified prosthodontist. "It's not comprehensive, but it serves to inform anyone who picks it up as to where we are in the state of the art."
A generous grant to the ACPEF from Henry Schein, Inc., enabled creating the free compilation as a valuable resource for all dental stakeholders — including private practitioners, educators, students, residents and the corporate industry. Access the free download of the compilation on the ACP website at:

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, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea 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 only 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. For more consumer information visit GoToAPro.org, professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
About the ACPEF

The American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (ACPEF) seeks to secure and steward resources with the aim of advancing prosthodontics. The ACPEF provides funding to support education, research, and other opportunities for growth. The ACPEF is aligned with the ACP to advance the specialty and discipline of prosthodontics through education reform and innovative technological solutions.

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Defining Digital Dentistry: A Survey of Recent Literature

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