The Department of Restorative Sciences and the Prosthodontics Residency Program celebrated National Prosthodontics Awareness Week April 24-30, in partnership with the American College of Prosthodontists. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Click here to learn more about the specialty.
As part of the annual awareness campaign, Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences, sent educational communications about the role and scope of prosthodontics. Then the department ended the week at noon on April 30 with a Dippin’ Dots ice cream truck and treated about 230 dental students.