Leonard Marotta, C.D.T., M.D.T., PH.D., Receives the 2014 ACP Distinguished Service Award

NEW YORK – Dr. Leonard Marotta received the 2014 ACP New York Section Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented to a section member for his or her exceptional service to the ACP New York Section and for outstanding contributions to the prosthodontic sciences. As part of this award, a donation in the amount of $500 was made to the ACP Education Foundation in Dr. Marotta’s name.

Dr. Marotta studied at the Kerpel School of Dental Technology in New York City and completed graduate studies at Farleigh Dickenson University, where he focused on gnathology, sub-periosteal, blade and staple implants. He earned his C.D.T. in four specialties. Dr. Marotta is a founding member of the Master of Dental Technology, ASMDT program. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Implant Dentistry, Restorative and Prosthodontic Science, and Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry and a Professor in the Science and Technology Programs, School of Engineering Technology, at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. Dr. Marotta is the owner of Marotta Dental Studio and MDS Cranial Facial Engineering, which specializes in the fabrication of titanium medical and dental implant prosthetics. He has a Ph.D. from L.M.U. Leeds Metropolitan University in Biomedical Engineering

Prosthodontists are among the most highly trained dentists in the world. Their training requires three additional years beyond a dental degree. These specialists provide implants, dentures, crowns and caps, partial dentures, bridges, tooth whitening and veneers. Prosthodontists also are known for full mouth reconstruction, some of the most complex and challenging cases.

The ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.

The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training who are the experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth to create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.To learn more about prosthodontists and prosthodontic procedures or to find a prosthodontist near you visit www.gotoapro.org.