Dr. Arthur I. Acker grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and attended New Jersey College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1972.
Dr. Acker opened his first dental office near Gainesville, Florida in 1974, and in 1992, relocated to Venice. Dr. Acker has been involved in dental education his entire career. He presently lectures throughout the United States on implant related topics. For the past 25 years, he has been a professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry teaching dental students and residents the procedures involved with treatment planning comprehensive dentistry, implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. For many years he served as a Florida Dental Board and hygiene examiner. He was a National Board test constructor for the American Dental Association and a Fellowship Examination test constructor for the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2005, he helped establish and became a director of Implant Educators, a comprehensive dental implant program that teaches general dentists and specialists to surgically place implants and build teeth and dentures supported by them.
Throughout his dental career, Dr. Acker has received many prestigious awards. Very early in his career he attained the Fellowship and Mastership Levels in the Academy of General Dentistry, which is a validation of his dedication to continuing education. There are fewer than 2,000 dentists in the world who have achieved this level of competence. He also earned a Master's Certificate in Comprehensive Dentistry from the University of Florida. His most notable achievement has been receiving the Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an honor given to dentists that excel in implant surgery and restorations.
Dr. Acker has made continuing education his personal key to success. He is a member of numerous professional dental organizations, including:
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast Dental Association
- Sarasota County Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
Dr. Acker's goals are to provide uncompromised personal service and excellence in dentistry to every patient. Because of his infectious love of dentistry, he strives to make dentistry a better profession and provide other dentists with an opportunity to improve their abilities.