Prof. Edward A. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry. He is Director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, which offers a full-time didactic and clinical programme for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and Director of the UCLA School for Esthetic Dental Design. Prof McLaren is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, International Society of Dental Ceramics, International Association for Dental Research, American Association for Dental Research, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has published several articles. He conducts ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and aesthetics.