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Dr. Kent Knoernschild of UIC College of Dentistry Named ACP Educator of the Year

Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, recently was named the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Educator of the Year.

 
 
Dr. Kent Knoernschild
Dr. Kent Knoernschild
PRLog - Jan. 10, 2012 - Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, recently was named the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Educator of the Year.

Dr. Knoernschild also is Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Dental Implant Center at UIC, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

The ACP presents a single Educator of the Year Award annually for outstanding contributions to the welfare and advancement of the ACP and the specialty of prosthodontics, overall achievement in academic dentistry, and contributions to the sciences and health professions.

“I have had leadership responsibility within the prosthodontic community for over ten years at the advanced specialty education level, related to curriculum development, evidence-based decision making, and accreditation,” Dr. Knoernschild explained.

“These experiences have grown into two additional recent responsibilities that include  election as the new Director for the American Board of Prosthodontics--who will examine candidates for Board Certification--and election as the Vice-Chair for the Commission on Dental Accreditation,” Dr. Knoernschild said.

Dr. Knoernschild’s selection was made by an ACP nominating committee, whose members determine each year’s recipient based upon contributions to the specialty of Prosthodontics and to the health professions as a whole.

“It’s my hope that this recognition will help everyone beyond the College walls realize how much we really care about our students at the advanced and predoctoral levels,” Dr. Knoernschild said. “Although I’m the award recipient, this is recognition of meaningful and productive interdisciplinary relationships that support excellence from many perspectives at the College of Dentistry.”

Dr. Stephen Campbell, Department Head, Restorative Dentistry, is a previous recipient of the award.

For more information about the ACP, call (312) 573-1260 or log on to http://www.prosthodontics.org/. The UIC College of Dentistry is at
http://dentistry.uic.edu/.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry offers the DMD dental degree and various dental specialty degrees, and provides oral healthcare to patients.The College is located at 801 S. Paulina St. in Chicago. More than 320 students are in the DMD Program and International Dentist Degree Program. Specialty programs are offered in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with 80 postgraduate students enrolled across these programs. The College annually provides 90,000 patient treatment appointments in its clinics, for 27,000 patients in active treatment. http://dentistry.uic.edu/.

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