CLAYTON A. CHAN, D.D.S.
ABOUT DR. CHAN
After Dr. Clayton Chan completed his 2 years of Kairos World Wide Ministry School training in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008, many doctors continued to request his dental post graduate training in spite of the various teachings they have received. Today, Dr. Chan recognizes that he has been given a mandate to serve and further educate other like minded dentists who desire to flourish their God-given talents, skills and abilities with his teachings. His love for dentistry and the deeper understanding of occlusion has caused dentists to pursue their dreams.
- “Marked by his uncompromising passion to go beyond traditional teachings to share and teach the principles and concepts he knows are true, Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. lectures, speaks, and communicates his 7 level occlusal curriculum to doctors nationally and internationally. His logical, consistent and “makes sense” teachings on what he knows is possible for all dentists makes his teachings unstoppable. If there were ever a need for clinicians to be dedicated in providing conservative comprehensive dentistry with a complete understanding of the various musculoskeletal occlusal signs and symptoms it is now.”
Dr. Chan is a general dentist, clinician, teacher, educator, innovator and leader. He is considered by many to be an authority on Neuromuscular as well as Gneuromuscular Occlusion and its application to Clinical Dentistry.
He honors his teacher’s and mentors Dr. Philip Taylor, a follower of Dr. Charles Stuart, a pioneering gnathologist and student of Dr. Gus Swab, Dr. Robert Jankelson pioneer and leader in neuromuscular dentistry concepts and inventor of NM instrumentation (his father Bernard Jankelson the father of neuromuscular dentistry, prosthodontist and inventor) and and Dr. James Garry a pioneering clinician in the arena of upper airway obstruction, former pedodontist and TMD expert in the area of Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Dr. Chan’s training and experience as a dental laboratory technician along with training in the areas of gnathologics, TMD, orthodontics and neuromuscular occlusion has helped him convey a unique three fold clinical message to thousands of dentists, specialists and dental leaders nationally and internationally.
He lectures on Gneuromuscular Occlusion and its clinical relevance to both every day dentistry and comprehensive esthetic/reconstruction, TMD, and orthodontics, inspiring and motivating dentists to take their practice to the next level.
He is able to instill in them the confidence, value, knowledge and skills necessary to go beyond the traditional teachings and techniques of the dental profession.
Dr. Chan is noted for his foundational concepts in dental occlusion, bite management and bite transfer techniques applying both the gnathological principles with the fundamentals of neuromuscular science in all three disciplines of TMD, orthodontics and restorative dentistry. His programs are packed with common sense information and practical clinical application for recent dental graduates as well as experienced neuromuscular (NM) dentists. He is the author of many articles on neuromuscular dentistry and dental occlusion.
As former Director of Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute (1999-2006) he established the neuromuscular occlusion programs with his mentors Dr. Robert Jankelson and James Garry. In addition to those basic NM occlusion programs he was instrumental in developing the TMD, Scan Interpretation and a continuum of Orthodontic courses which were well received by hundreds of clinicians, propelling the neuromuscular concepts to another level of awareness in North America and abroad.
Dr. Chan is Founder and Director of Occlusion Connections™ (2008 to present), Executive Director of the Clinical NM Research Group, Founding Member of the Appliance Therapy Group and member of other dental organizations.
- “I remain a “general dentist”, purposely not specializing in any particular area of dentistry, which would limit my scope of care and ability to treat my patients comprehensively.”