Conrad named ACP Educator of the Year

Conrad wins ACP honor

(Above: Dr. Heather J. Conrad was presented with the American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year award by ACP President Dr. Frank Tuminelli, left, and last year's recipient Dr. Hiroshi Hirayama, right, at the ACP Annual Awards and President's Dinner in Orlando on October 23, 2015.)

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) honored Heather J. Conrad, D.M.D., M.S., FACP, FRCD(C) [LINK TO BIO], with the Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Conrad was honored in October 23, 2015 at the Annual Awards and President’s Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando.

Dr. Conrad graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a D.M.D. in 1997. She completed the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and an M.S. at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006 and pursued an academic career. She has since completed the American and Canadian specialty examinations to become a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (FACP) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)).

In 2012, Dr. Conrad was appointed the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics [LINK] and promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the School of Dentistry, where she currently serves. Dr. Conrad was voted Professor of the Year by the dental students for three consecutive years from 2009–2011, has served on the Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics and Prosthodontic Section of ADEA, and is currently serving on the administrative board of the ADEA Council for Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs.

“I am truly grateful to be considered and selected by the ACP to receive the Educator of the Year award. It is an honor to be recognized by my peers for my contribution to excellence in prosthodontic education,” says Dr. Conrad.

The winner of ACP’s Educator of the Year Award is recognized for exceptional skills as a dental educator. This award is presented to individuals (ACP members) who have made substantial contributions to the welfare and advancement of the College or prosthodontics, have outstanding achievement in academic dentistry, and have contributed to the sciences or health profession.