The American College of Prosthodontists supports the valuable role that prosthodontists play on the dental team.
Prosthodontists, like orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists and pedodontists, are specialists in one specific field of dentistry. Their training to provide expertise in restorative treatment has been rigorous, and their day-to-day experience in practice touches every conceivable challenge in delivering smiles with high-level function, maximum comfort and pristine esthetics. A prosthodontist's intensive training beyond the standard norms of the dental degree interfaces them with researchers and clinical experts from numerous other medical disciplines, tending to give them a wide range of diagnostic insight and diversified approaches to oral health solutions.
Imperfect teeth, whether by birth abnormality, traumatic accident or natural decay, can be replaced with attractive, functional teeth in the office of a prosthodontist.
“Pi” prosthodontists are board certified. This means that in addition to completing the program requirements to be held out as specialists in their field, they have also passed a written and clinical examination assessing their requisite knowledge and skill to provide high quality patient care.
Drs. Tom Balshi and Glenn Wolfinger are active members of the American College of Prosthodontists, and are both past presidents of The Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association. Additionally, they regularly participate in research studies, publish scientific journals, and lecture internationally.
National Prosthodontics Awareness Week focuses on raising public awareness about the critical importance of a healthy mouth.