The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) has elected Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS, its president and Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS, its vice president. They were sworn in during a virtual ceremony as part of the ACP’s 50th anniversary Annual Session, held November 1 to November 7, 2020.
“As the ACP just celebrated a historic 50 years, I am looking forward to leading the College into our next chapter,” said Hutten. “I hope all of us in the specialty can collaborate together to ensure the strength and success of prosthodontics well into the future.”
Within the ACP, Hutten has held several leadership positions including ACP Education Foundation Annual Appeal Committee chair, Illinois section president, and ACP treasurer. He is a Fellow of the ACP and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Since 1996, Hutten has been the director of the General Practice Residency Program and Dental Oncologic Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He also is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Had and Neck Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
With a private practice, Hutten is a maxillofacial prosthodontist trained in oral oncology and complex dental restorations, the ACP said. He is a published author and lectures nationally and internationally on topics including the clinical aspects of fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics and on the dental care of patients with complex medical diagnoses.
“It’s a great honor to be selected to be the vice president of the ACP. I look forward to working with a great team to develop innovative programs, promote advanced technologies, and support our members,” said Grant.
“We have a diverse membership of educators, military, researchers, new graduates with new practices, and members with more established practices,” he continued.
“We have challenges with new technologies, student debt, and the lasting effects of a pandemic. I look forward to working with leadership and members to address these and whatever else comes our way,” Grant said.
Grant is a professor and the interim assistant dean of advanced technologies and innovation as well as the associate director of the University of Louisville (UofL) Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology at the university’s School of Dentistry.
Also, Grant served in the United States Navy for 33 year, where he was the service chief of the 3D Medical Applications Center, Department of Radiology, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
After receiving his DMD from the UofL School of Dentistry, Grant completed a certificate in prosthodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, a master of science degree from George Washington University, and a certificate in maxillofacial prosthetics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School.
Grant also is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the ACP. He has held several leadership positions within the ACP and other dental organizations.
Grant’s research is in the validation and applications of advanced digital dental technologies, virtual surgical applications, dental restoration and rehabilitation, advanced digital applications in the design and fabrication of medical devices for craniofacial reconstruction, and bioprinting/biofabrication.