Dr. Lily T. Garcia will be confirmed as the first Hispanic president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) during the college's 41st annual session in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 4.
Garcia is professor and division head of advanced education and external affairs in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
The ACP conference, which runs from Nov. 2 through Nov. 5, will be attended by 1,500 prosthodontists, general dentists, dental technicians and other dental industry professionals. The ACP is the only prosthodontics specialty organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials.
Garcia has published numerous articles and abstracts, edited several dental textbooks, served as a reviewer and editorial board member for scientific journals, and co-authored the text "Osseointegration and Occlusal Rehabilitation." She also is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the ACP.
Garcia maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics, a discipline that requires three additional years of training beyond a dental degree. Prosthodontists provide implants, dentures, partial dentures, bridges, crowns and caps. They also perform full-mouth reconstructions.
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