Dr. McLaren is a Prosthodontist and Master Dental Ceramist. Dr McLaren is a retired Professor from both UCLA and UAB School of Dentistry. He was the founder and first director of Post Graduate Esthetic Dentistry at the UCLA school of Dentistry. He was the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, which is 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 the founder and first director of the Advanced Dental Esthetics, Advanced Dental Esthetics and Restorative & Biomaterials Program, the 3-year advanced ceramics and digital technology for technicians program, the one-year esthetic and restorative fellowship Restorative & Biomaterials Program, the 3-year advanced ceramics and digital technology for technicians program, as well as the one-year esthetic and restorative fellowship.
Dr. McLaren currently is the CEO of ArtOral America, a private teaching institute based in Park City Utah. He maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he did all of his own ceramics.
Dr. McLaren is still actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored or co-authored over 90 articles. 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.”
University of Redlands, Phi Beta Kappa & Magna Cum Laude University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, D.D.S. & Omicron Kappa Upsilon
UCLA School of Dentistry, Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics