To some he’s just another former dentist, but to the dental community he is known as “The Digital Dentist.” Dental Technology Consultants founder and President Dr. Lorne Lavine has more than 25 years invested in the dental and dental technology fields.
Dr. Lavine’s educational background is highlighted by an exemplary academic record and superior achievement. After earning his B.S. degree at USC, Lavine pursued a D.M.D. from Boston University. After completing his residency at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester NY, he received his specialty training from the University of Washington.
While attending Boston University, Dr. Lavine received the Alpha Omega Fraternity Award and the Alpha Omega Award for earning the highest GPA in his junior year and graduating with the highest GPA of his class. In addition, he earned the Pierre Fauchard Award for his contributions to research and literature.
After graduation, Dr.Lavine practiced periodontics and implant dentistry in Vermont for 10 years, and relocated to sunny California to successfully launch Dental Technology Consultants in 2000. His passion for technology and his involvement with computers earned him two more prestigious degrees: The A+ Computer Repair Technician certification and the CompTia Network+ certification. The A+ Computer Repair Technician certification is only granted to individuals who have successfully demonstrated proficiency in computer repair and knowledge of computer operating systems. He also illustrated his expertise in network design, installation and trouble shooting by completing the Comp TIA Network certification. Shortly, Dr.Lavine will receive his third computer degree by becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.
Dr. Lavine demonstrates his commitment to remaining abreast of the latest technological advances in dental practices, periodontics and implant dentistry by frequently attending continuing education courses, and his active involvement with numerous study clubs and dental associations. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Champlain Valley Dental Study Club, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Vermont State Dental Society, and the Vermont State Periodontal Association. He even served as an instructor at University of Vermont School of Dental Hygiene, as well as presented multiple lectures at the University.
Not only is Dr. Lavine’s career enhanced by his academic achievements and heavy involvement in dental organizations, but his lectures on integrating dental technology truly classify him as an expert in his field. Dr. Lavine provides between 25-30 lectures per year as well as hosts numerous seminars. Some of his past lectures were held at the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Endodontics, the Long Island Dental Society, Yankee Dental Congress, and about 50 other local and national dental societies.
Dr. Lavine has written two successful Tech Guides, provides more than 20 seminars and webinars per year, writes a column in American Dental Tribune Magazine, and actively writes a daily technology blog and monthly newsletter. Dr. Lavine devotes a large portion of his time to multiple charitable organizations, as well as climbs mountains as part of his ongoing commitment to the annual Dentists Climb for a Cause Fundraiser. He even served as the president of the Rotary Club of South Burlington, VT from 1998-2000.
Originally born and raised Toronto, Canada, Dr.Lavine currently resides in Studio City, California, with his wife and son.