Officers installed during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists
CHICAGO, USA – Capt. Robert M. Taft, DDS, FACP, was installed as Vice President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) for a one-year term. Dr. Taft was sworn in during the 45th Annual Session of the ACP held in Orlando from October 21 to 24, 2015.
Captain Taft was born and grew up in Littleneck Long Island, NY. He received his DDS degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1983. He entered the Navy in 1983 following graduation and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Navy Dental Corps. In 1988, Captain Taft entered the Prosthodontic Residency Programme at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Bethesda, MD and two years later received a certificate. He stayed on staff in the Prosthodontic Department as the Laboratory Officer and Head of Fixed Prosthodontics. He then completed his fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Wilford Hall Medical Centre in 1992.
Captain Taft served as Dean of the Naval Post-Graduate Dental School and Specialty Leader to the Surgeon General for Post-Graduate Dental Education from June 2006 to June 2011, Deputy Chief, United States Navy Dental Corps from June 2011 to June 2013 and is currently Department Chair, Prosthodontics, at the Naval Post-Graduate Dental School.
Captain Taft is a Diplomate, Board Examiner and President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow/BOD member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, Past President of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Director of ADT North America, CODA site visitor, CODA Prosthodontics Review Committee and past Speciality Leader to the Surgeon General for Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Implant Dentistry. His personal awards include two Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service medals, two Navy Commendation medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
“What the ACP can accomplish as an organisation is virtually limitless. We are in the business of service to each other and to the patients we treat everyday. Together, we will make the College a stronger, more vibrant and dynamic organisation. I am so proud to be a prosthodontist and part of an incredible team of professionals,” said Captain Taft.