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About Ed McLaren

Dr. McLaren is a Prosthodontist and Master Dental Ceramist. Dr. McLaren currently is the CEO of ArtOral America, which is a specialized high end private teaching institute based, in Park City Utah. He also maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he did all of his own ceramics.

Originally, Dr. Mclaren attended the University of Redlands where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After several years of general practice, he received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. McLaren is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, International Society of Dental Ceramics, International Association of Dental Research, American Association of Dental Research, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. McLaren is still actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research. He also has authored and/or co-authored over 90 articles. He is performing ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and esthetics across the nation and internationally. He published a book on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places”.

Professor Ed McLaren | DDS MDC

Dr. McLaren retired from Professorship from both UCLA and UAB School of Dentistry. He was the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He was also the founder and director of the UCLA/LACC Master Dental Ceramist program. The post-graduate program is a full-time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest esthetic restorative systems. At UAB he was founder and first director of the Advanced Dental Esthetics, founder director of the Advanced Dental Esthetics, Restorative & Biomaterials Program, founder and director 3-year advanced ceramics and digital technology for technicians program, founder and director one-year esthetic and restorative fellowship Restorative & Biomaterials Program, founder and director 3-year advanced ceramics and digital technology for technicians program, founder and director one-year esthetic and restorative fellowship. Dr Mclaren was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Oregon Dental School.

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AOA/DTG Education

This is the place where we bridge the gaps between Dentists and Dental Technicians. We help influence the next generation of Dentists and Technicians coming into the field. We aimed to be unlike any facility that exists across the US, because where else could you find a facility with Dentists, Technicians, and Students all learning together in an unbiased, sky-is-the-limit atmosphere? We intend to constantly push the borders of what is currently accepted as industry standard.

Accordingly, we have built a magical place! There are many activities offered here, but the main thing to remember as you enter our facility is to shed your exterior shell and get ready to leave here a different person. Egos left at the door please! Anything can happen inside these walls. There will be no cap on creativity.

Now is the time to decide what kind of Dentist or Dental technician you want to be! We will inspire the new generation to be the BEST!

The focus of this clinic and laboratory is to be a unique education model. We focus on minimal invasive dentistry, using only all ceramic materials. It will include Dentists, Technicians, and Students, all together under the cause of raising the bar of Dentistry, and leaving it better than when we found it.

You can contact us by emailing: [email protected]