Welcome to the Academy of Prosthodontics website

Founded in 1918, the Academy of Prosthodontics is the oldest specialty organization in prosthetic dentistry, boasting a Fellowship of distinguished clinicians, educators, and leaders of the profession from around the world.

The Annual Meeting of the Academy is held in the spring. Locations of the meetings provide the opportunity for learning and fellowship in beautiful surroundings. Please look at where we have traveled and where we plan to go in the near future.

The Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation (APF) was established in 1990 with the intent to assist the Academy of Prosthodontics meet the challenge of an expanding participation in research, education and patient care.

The Academy of Prosthodontics is one of the three organizations that founded the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry now available on-line.

The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms is a document created by the Academy that describes accepted terminology in the practice of prosthodontics. This is copyrighted material and reproduction requires express written permission from the AP using the application document.

The Academy's Mission

To provide key knowledge and leadership in prosthodontics

The Academy of Prosthodontics will:

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    be recognized as the ethical standard bearer for the specialty
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    provide an advisory board to the prosthetic dental industry
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    be the mentors to emerging prosthodontics leaders
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    maintain and expand the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms
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    present a premier prosthodontics meeting