Stephen I. Hudis, DDS, FACP, was sworn in as Vice President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) during the 47th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Francisco, Nov. 1-4, 2017.
“As a prosthodontist, my passion has always been about patient care. Science and technology have given us amazing tools to provide the best treatment outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. Hudis. “These are challenging times for health care delivery in this country, and especially for our specialty. I am very excited for the opportunity to support and defend our specialty and promote its continued growth.”
In addition to being sworn in for this one-year term, Dr. Hudis received the Private Practice Prosthodontist Award for Region 1 (Northeast), recognizing his outstanding contributions to the specialty of prosthodontics and his role in advancing the quality of life for his patients.
Dr. Hudis has been a member of the American College of Prosthodontists since 1980, when he joined as a student. Since then, he has been heavily involved with the College including fundraising, increasing awareness, and serving on several task forces. Dr. Hudis was previously the Treasurer for the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (ACPEF). Over his seven years in the role, the ACPEF’s endowment grew from $800,000 to more than $4 million.
Currently, Dr. Hudis maintains a private practice in Princeton, New Jersey and is an associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is proud to be involved with Dental Volunteers for Israel where he has made several trips to help treat underprivileged children in Jerusalem. Dr. Hudis is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Before attending New York University College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), Dr. Hudis studied music and was a professional musician. He completed his general practice residency at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, and went on to earn his certificate in prosthodontics from NYU College of Dentistry.
A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and correcting other oral or facial issues. With their advanced training, prosthodontists are able to help patients with implants, dentures and veneers, all the way to a full mouth and jaw reconstruction.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the only ADA recognized organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, and is the only prosthodontic organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. 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, consumers can visit GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
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