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What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth. They are experts in treating diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.

Dental Specialties

iStock_000012615840XSmallThe American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes nine dental specialties:

  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics


  • ŸLess than 2% of American dentists are prosthodontists.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry is not recognized as a dental specialty by the ADA but is part of the Prosthodontics program.
  • The specialty of Prosthodontics was established in 1970.
  • The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official organization representing prosthodontists.


After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists undergo three more years of specialized, vigorous training in an ADA accredited graduate education program.

Team Leader

Combining artistry with science and technical skills, a prosthodontist serves as the “architect” or “quarterback” of a dental team. A prosthodontist often leads a team of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to find solutions to a patient’s dental needs.

Why Choose a Prosthodontist?

As a qualified and trained prosthodontist, Dr. Popper will diagnose and treat underlying problems as part of an overall treatment program, and he has the expertise to handle special and complex dental problems. His aim is to restore full balance and health to a mouth and to make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should.

For the highest level of dental care, call our office for a consultation: (423) 246-6881.

View informational videos on Why You Need a Prosthodontist here.