Endo or Implant - Rational decision making from an Endodontist's viewpoint
Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan
University of Southern California School of Dentistry and private practioner in Santa Barbara. Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, was valedictorian of his class at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, completed the Endodontic Graduate program at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1980. Since that time he has maintained a private practice limited to endodontics in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife and two children. He also serves as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Endodontics.
In 1983 he established Dental Education Laboratories, and subsequently built a state-of-the-art teaching laboratory devoted to hands-on endodontic instruction, where he continues to teach today. Through Dental Education Laboratories he has lectured and conducted participation courses around the world, published numerous articles, and produced an award-winning video series, The Art of Endodontics.
Dr. Buchanan began pursuing 3D anatomy research early in his career, and in 1986 he became the first person in dentistry to use micro CT technology to show the intricacies of root structure. He continues this work today, using his own micro CT scanner to produce research, leading-edge multimedia and educational resources.