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ACP Recognizes Three Prosthodontists for Original Research in 2015 John J. Sharry Research Competition

CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) announced Ryan R. Sheridan, DMD, MS, FACP, of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as the first-place winner of the John J. Sharry Research Competition. Amy S. Au, DDS, of University of Illinois at Chicago won second place, and Ketu P. Lincoln, DMD, BS, of United States Air Force Postgraduate Dental School was named the third-place winner. Results were announced during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando, Oct. 21-24, 2015. This year, more than 1,200 dental professionals attended the event.

The ACP is proud to announce the following recipients:

First Place – Dr. Ryan R. Sheridan
Effect of Split-file Digital Workflow on Crown Margin Adaptation
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Second Place – Dr. Amy S. Au
Novel silver-embedded titania nanotubular implant surface fabrication, characterization, antimicrobial effect, and biocompatibility
University of Illinois at Chicago

Third Place – Dr. Ketu P. Lincoln
Comparative Accuracy of Facial Models Fabricated using Traditional and 3D Imaging Techniques
United States Air Force Postgraduate Dental School

"The high quality of presentations reflected years of investment by the ACP in advancing and supporting resident research, and a deep commitment of mentors to support these efforts," said Radi M. Masri, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP, Chair of the ACP Research Committee.

The John J. Sharry Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in Prosthodontics by residents. Originally named the Prosthodontist Research Award, it was renamed in honor of ACP Past President Dr. John J. Sharry, a founding member of the ACP. Three winners have been recognized annually since 1976. For more information on the competition results, please visit ACP News & Events.

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 information, visit (consumers/patients) or (oral health specialists).

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