CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Thomas G. Reddy, BS, DDS, was honored with the Major General Bill B. Lefler Federal Services Award for excellence in leadership, patient care, mentorship, and service by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Reddy was honored at the Annual Awards & President’s Dinner during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego from Oct. 5-8, 2016.
Dr. Reddy graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and went on to serve in the U.S. Army Dental Corps for 24 years. During his military career, Dr. Reddy primarily served in educational, senior staff, and command positions, and attended both the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (Honor Graduate) and the U.S. Army War College. He also directed the postgraduate residency program in Fixed Prosthodontics at Letterman Army Medical Center. His final assignment was as Director of Dental Services for the U.S. Army Health Services Command. Most recently, Dr. Reddy served as the Vice President of Professional Relations for Nobel Biocare.
“I am incredibly honored upon being awarded the ACP Major General Bill B. Lefler Award. I have known General Lefler since 1968 when he was my mentor in a rotating dental internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is because of his influence and example that I not only chose the specialty of prosthodontics, but also made the career decision to serve in the US Army Dental Corps. General Lefler and his family have played a major role in both my professional and personal life over the past 48 years and I can think of no greater honor than to be recognized for an award bearing his name,” said Dr. Reddy.
He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics since 1974, and he maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the American Dental Education Association.
His personal awards include: Distinguished Member of the Regiment, The Surgeon General’s “A” Professional Designator, Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers, and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea solutions.
The ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official sponsoring organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, which is one of only nine recognized specialties of the American Dental Association. Founded in 1970, ACP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and science of prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of prosthodontic education, and providing professional services to its membership. For more consumer information visit GoToAPro.org, professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
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