Dec 12, 2022
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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”.
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.