Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 20, 2016 -– School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Lisa Kane is the new president of the Michigan Section of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). She is the first woman to lead the Michigan affiliate of the organization.
Dr. Kane (MS 2012) is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Prosthodontics in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and has a private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. In her new role, over the next two years she will organize and lead 80 members of the Michigan Section, which includes prosthodontists, graduate students, predoctoral students, certified dental technicians and academic alliance affiliates for non-prosthodontists who teach in prosthodontics programs more than half-time.
“The section is operated to foster interest in the specialty of prosthodontics, with the objective of improving the quality of treatment of the prosthodontic patient,” Kane said. “We do that through educational activities designed to bring new ideas, techniques and research into clinical practice and to enhance the prosthodontic services received by the public.” Continuing education courses are planned, as well as networking and social events, in the upcoming year, she said.
Three other new officers of the Michigan Section have School of Dentistry ties. Dr. Chady Elhage (DDS 2011, MS 2014), a prosthodontist in Livonia, is the new vice-president. Serving as treasurer will be Dr. Gary Johnson (DDS 1971), a Lansing prosthodontist who is an adjunct clinical professor in the Biologic and Materials Sciences Department, Division of Prosthodontics. Dr. Mimika Stefos (DDS 2012), an Ann Arbor prosthodontist and also an adjunct faculty member, will serve as board member at large.
The new officers of the Michigan Section were announced by Dr. John Ball of Kansas City, Mo., the ACP’s regional membership director of Central Region 3, which includes Michigan.
The parent organization, ACP, was founded in 1970 and has more than 3,800 members and affiliates internationally. Its mission is to promote the highest standard of patient care, advance the art and science of prosthodontics and ensure the quality of prosthodontic education.
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