Dr. Terry Donovan – Hillsborough, NC

The Ralph Phillips Memorial Lecture in given every Year as the last presentation on Sunday.


It has been represented by Ralph Phillips, Malcolm Jendresen, Pat Allen, and the past several Years by Terry Donovan.  Many of our members are familiar with this presentation, which is considered one of the highlights of the meeting.  Committee members review research published the previous year in 7 major areas.  The 7 areas are Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Dental Materials, Cariology and Prevention, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, Occlusion and Sleep Disordered Breathing & Implant Dentistry.  Their reports result in an article published every Year in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry which is close to 80 pages in length and between 400 & 500 references.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Familiar with current research in the 7 areas described above.
  2. Learn how to analyze scientific research articles for validity and reliability.
  3. Understand the difficulties contemporary dentists face in trying to keep up with the current scientific literature.

Bio: Dr. Terry Donovan received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 – 2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 – 1991, and 1994-2001. He is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively and has lectured world wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, North Carolina Dental Society, CAlC, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The American Dental Society of Europe, and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.