CLAYTON A. CHAN, D.D.S.
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. is a general dentist who practices in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has received his D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in Southern California. He focuses his private practice on aesthetic craniomandibular orthopedics, functional orthodontics, TMJ and full mouth rehabilitation, implementing the concepts and principles he teaches.
He is considered by many to be an authority on Neuromuscular Dentistry, Gnathologics and Occlusion. His training and experience as a general dentist and dental laboratory technician along with training in the areas of gnathology, TMD, orthodontics and neuromuscular occlusal concepts has helped him convey a unique clinical message to dentists, specialists and dental leaders.
He lectures nationally and internationally on neuromuscular occlusion and its clinical relevance to comprehensive reconstruction, TMD, and orthodontics. He is an educator to thousands of dentists around the world as well as mentor, teacher, councilor and supporter to dental study clubs and organizations in North America.
- “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.”
He inspires and motivates dentists to take their practice to the next level, instilling in them the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to go beyond the traditional teachings and techniques of the profession. Over the years he has earned the following designations, but prefers most of all to be recognized simply as ” A Dentist”.
The College of Forensic Orthopedics (Dipl. C.F.O)
The American Board of Forensic Examiners (D.A.B.F.E.)
The American Board of Forensic Dentistry (D.A.B.F.D.)
The American Board of Forensic Medicine (D.A.B.F.M.)
Mastership status with International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (M.I.C.C.M.O.)
Mastership status with Las Vegas Institute (LVIM)
American Back Society (F.A.B.S.)
Fellow status with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (F.I.C.C.M.O.)
Dr. Chan is noted for his precision in dental occlusion, bite management and bite transfer techniques applying the gnathology principles with neuromuscular science. His presentations are packed with common sense information and practical clinical application. He is the author of many articles on neuromuscular dentistry and dental occlusion.
Formerly he was the Director of Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies now known as LVI Global where he established a foundational neuromuscular occlusion curriculum. Today, he is taking these concepts and teachings further to the next level blending both gnathologic as well as neuromuscular dental concepts together at Occlusion Connections™ in which it has been recognized world wide as “GNEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY”. Occlusion Connections (OC) is noted as a place for continued learning, discovery, support and guidance for all dentists desiring to advance their learning journey and TMD, orthodontic and restorative skills to new levels.
He is the Founder and Director of Occlusion Connections, Founding Member of the Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association and member of other dental organizations.