Dental Educator and Research technician
Ed Flocken received his Associates Arts degree in Dental Technology from Los Angeles City College and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Northridge, and completed post-graduate studies in dental science and advanced dental ceramics, at the International Dental Academy, Tokyo, Japan. He was Director of Education at APM/Sterngold, San Mateo, California where he taught Precision Attachment dentistry, and later, moved to Amherst, New York to be Senior Technical IPS Empress Instructor at Ivoclar North America, where he pioneered "pressable ceramic" for nearly 10 yrs. in North America. He enjoys all aspects of dental technology and has written and published articles in Quintessence and Spectrum dental journals. Ed has over forty years of practical dental experience in all phases of dental technology and oral rehabilitation.
He has been certified by the National Board for Certification for over 35 years in several areas of expertise and has lectured extensively to Universities, Institutions, Study Groups and laboratories throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, and Europe.
He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry, an Alliance member of the American College of Prosthodontics, and the National Association of Dental Laboratories. Currently Ed owns and manages a small studio laboratory in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where he specializes in "All Ceramic Restorations" with an emphasis on 3D CAD/CAM technology. He continues to research, lecture and consult to leading dental companies and laboratories today. His experiences have given him a wide range of qualifications in restorative procedures.