The Distinguished Service Award is given to a section member for his or her exceptional service to the ACP New York Section and for outstanding contributions to the prosthodontic sciences.

This year’s Distingushed Service Award goes to Dr. Kenneth Kurtz

Dr. Kurtz has served on many college committees and most recently was elected to serve on the board of directors of the ACP. He has served as a delegate in the House of Delegates for NY State, the Public & Professional Relations Committee, the Graduate Student Recruitment Subcommittee. He served for years on the Research Committee, chairing it, as well as the Task Force for Organizational Review.

Service was also undertaken with the ABP Task Force and the National Prosthodontic Resident Examination Subcommittee (2015-2020), the Governance Task Force and the graduate student recruitment committee. Dr. Kurtz was also elected to the ACP Council to the ABP as the Maxillofacial Prosthetic representative.

At the local level, Dr. Kurtz has an impassioned dedication to prosthodontic residents at numerous graduate prosthodontic programs in the NYC metropolitan area. He served on the ACPNYS board of directors from 2003-2008. Earnestness and sincerity are the backbone of his relationships with the members of this organization; he has fostered relationships with the younger and older generations of this group that have become family to him. Dr. Kurtz truly personifies the mission of the ACPNYS and is immensely deserving of this award.

Our past recipients of the ACP-NYS Distinguished Service Award: