About Us

Center for Advanced Dental Education

Mission Statement

Successful surgical outcomes are directly related to the knowledge and skill of the surgeon. The mission of the Center for Advanced Dental Education is to empower the surgeon with enhanced knowledge, confidence and practical skills to perform oral plastic surgery procedures with successful results.

The courses offered by the Center for Advanced Dental Education utilize a multi-media approach to adult learning exposing participants to scientific evidence-based material through lecture, live surgery, video surgery, and hands-on model surgery. Upon completion of the course, participants may expect to immediately incorporate these procedures into their daily practices.

Dr. Edward P. Allen D.D.S. Ph.D.

Edward P. Allen D.D.S. Ph.D.

As a former full-time Professor of Periodontics and current full-time private practitioner, Dr. Allen combines his recognized teaching abilities and clinical skills to present a practical multimedia course on current oral plastic surgical techniques. His passion for teaching and the structure of the courses allow participants to immediately apply the new procedures in their practices.

Dr. Allen has served as President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Currently, he is the Periodontal Section Editor for the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Allen is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Baylor College of Dentistry Periodontics Residency Program, the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and the President's Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has published over 100 articles in the area of esthetic surgery and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.

Center for Advanced Dental Education Staff

Charlotte Hickman, BA
Executive Director

Shanon Johnston, CDA
Director of Surgical Training

Debra Batteiger, CDA
Administrative Assistant

Scott Frederick, BA
Director, Media Services