Robert M. Taft, D.D.S., FACP, professor and the chair of the comprehensive dentistry department at UT Health San Antonio, was installed as president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) during the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco in early November.
Previously, Dr. Taft held several positions with the Navy, including department chair of prosthodontics and dean at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, and also as deputy chief of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps from June 2011 to June 2013.
Dr. Taft has been a dedicated ACP member for 27 years, and is committed to the service of his patients and the continued progress of prosthodontists. He is a diplomate, board examiner, and past president of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is a Fellow of the ACP, past president of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and has held many other board positions within his field.
His personal awards include two Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service medals , two Navy Commendation medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and correcting other oral or facial issues.