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UConn Professor Honored for Prosthodontic Humanitarian Efforts

John R. Agar, DDS, MA, FACP American College of Prosthodontists photo

John Agar Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Prosthodontists

Chicago, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — John R. Agar, DDS, MA, FACP, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) at the Annual Awards & President’s Dinner during the 47th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Francisco from Nov. 1-4, 2017.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual with the characteristics of a true humanitarian and outstanding service to the ACP. Agar received this year’s award for his continued dedication to helping people using his expertise as a prosthodontist. One example of his service is an annual trip he takes to Alaska where he helps craft dentures for native people, something he has done for over 20 years. 

A past president and Fellow,  Agar has been a member of the ACP for over 30 years. He is also a past president of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the American Board of Prosthodontics.

 Agar is retired from the U.S. Army, where he served as a clinician, educator, consultant and commander. Currently, he is a professor in the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dentistry’s Department of Reconstructive Services. He previously served as director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Connecticut.

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