Faculty and Staff, Prosthodontics

Cooper Named ACP President

Dr. Lyndon F. Cooper, chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Department of Prosthodontics, was recently installed as president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP).

He began his new role during the ACP’s 39th Annual Session, held early November in San Diego. The ACP was founded in 1970 and represents the field of prosthodontics within organized dentistry. The organization has about 3,300 members internationally.

Cooper also is director of the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate prosthodontics program and Stallings distinguished professor of dentistry. He directs the bone biology and implant therapy laboratory; research findings from the laboratory have been presented in more than 70 publications and in more than 200 national and international presentations.

Cooper’s research interests include bone biology, adult stem cell bone regeneration and clinical evaluation of dental implant therapies.

Cooper also is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an ACP Fellow.