Edward McLaren, DDS, M.D.C.

Ed McLaren, DDS

Ed McLaren, DDS

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 full Professor in the Biomaterials and Advanced Prosthodontic department. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Oregon Dental School. Dr. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics. He is the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. The residency program is a full time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest esthetic restorative systems.

Dr. McLaren is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored over 50 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 recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled  “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”