NJACP History

The New Jersey Section of the American College of Prosthodontists predates the American College of Prosthodontists, being founded approximately thirty years ago (1967).

Originating as the New Jersey Society of Prosthodontists, this group came into existence at the request of the New Jersey Dental Association.

The original purpose of the organization was to council the New Jersey Dental Association on matters regarding Prosthodontics in relationship to the third party carriers and the State Board of Dentistry.
Many of the charter members were educators associated with the New Jersey and New York Dental Schools.

Upon establishment of Sections within the American College of Prosthodontists, New Jersey immediately applied for section status and became one of the first sections recognized by the College. Since establishment of the American College of Prosthodontists, New Jersey has provided two national Presidents, the first speaker of the House of Delegates, and many active participants on the Board of Directors and Committee levels.