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.

Thank you for joining the Academy for our first ever virtual meeting on May 21 and 22, 2021, titled Advancing New Frontiers In Prosthodontics.

Dr. John Sorensen put together an exceptional program with world-class featured speakers.

The 2021 virtual meeting will consisted of scientific presentations, an exhibit hall, poster presentations and a live social event.

Mark your calendars and save the date for the "In Person!" 2022 AP Scientific Session at the beautiful Loews Coronado Hotel in sunny San Diego, California, June 1-4, 2022.  Read more

Link to the 2021 Meeting Information Page

Link to the 2021 Program Chair Invitation

Link to 2021 Virtual Program Flyer



The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms
Ninth Edition   GPT-9 App URL     GPT-9 PDF


The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms is a document created by the Academy that describes accepted terminology in the practice of prosthodontics.  This ninth edition of the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms upholds the same objectives and standards as it did when it was first authored by the Academy of Denture Prosthetics in 1956. Throughout the world of prosthodontics, it has been valued as a reference for "uniform terminology [that] would permit authors to discuss their concepts and techniques and be sure that these would be understood by those who would read the articles, regardless of the geographic location or the specialty of the reader".

This is copyrighted material and reproduction requires express written permission from the AP using the application document.

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.  AP Fellows have free access the journal from their Fellowship Home webpage.  Log-in required.


The Academy's Mission

To provide key knowledge and leadership in prosthodontics

The Academy of Prosthodontics will:

  • 1
    be recognized as the ethical standard bearer for the specialty
  • 2
    provide an advisory board to the prosthetic dental industry
  • 3
    be the mentors to emerging prosthodontics leaders
  • 4
    maintain and expand the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms
  • 5
    present a premier prosthodontics meeting