L Eric Pulver, DDS, FRCD(C).
Dr L. Eric Pulver received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1989. He then furthered his studies as a clinical fellow in the Osseo-integration (Dental Implant) Unit, Dept. of Prosthodontics, at the University of Toronto under Dr. George Zarb. Dr Pulver graduated with a Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1995. He served as an assistant professor at Northwestern University Dental School prior to becoming the Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals from 1999-2006. He is currently is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Dental school where he teaches and was a co-founder of a Real World Dentistry course that began over 15 years ago. Dr Pulver was recently awarded with an honorary IU School of Dentistry Alumni recognition for his contributions to education. He founded ContinUdent (www.ContinUdent.com) an online course focused on demystification and implementation of the immediate full arch fixed implant solution in to the everyday armamentarium of practice. He participates as an advisor for the Northwest Indiana Dental Study club a component of the Seattle Study Club.
He previously served as the team Maxillofacial Surgeon for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League from 1999 – 2006. He is a member of the American board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a fellow of the American College of Dentists.
He has lectured and presented nationally and internationally on innovation and technology with specific interest in Oral Systemic Health, Artificial Intelligence, Salivary Diagnostics, Bone Bio-adhesives, and immediate full mouth surgical reconstruction. He brings a unique perspective to our profession ranging from academics, business, entrepreneurship and creativity. He has participated in roles such as Adisor, Investor, chief dental officer and mentor for start ups and accelerator/incubators and VC’s.
Dr Pulver has been selected as a working member on the recently created American Dental Association Standards Committee on AI. He is honored to be co-chairing the ADA white paper subsection, onWorkflow/future/patient benefits.
Dr Pulver’s interests are diverse. He graduated from Second City Comedy Chicago where he completed Improv levels A – F and Stand up in 2016-17. He is an avid skier, intermittent faster, futurist, innovator and likes to exercise, enjoy family, friends, wine and a little bourbon.