Steve's background includes receiving his Certification (CDT)
1982 and gaining accredited status with the American Academy of
Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD) in 2010. Only 300 dental professionals
hold this designation worldwide. He has owned and operated Aesthetic
Designs since 1979.
Stevegraduated in the following courses from the Institute
for Oral Art & Design: The Art of Full
Contour Waxing, Anterior Reconstruction—All
Ceramic, Posterior Experience, Anterior Reconstruction—Metal
Ceramics, Natural Aesthetics, and Digital
Photography and Imaging.
He has participated in a series of courses by Dr.
Frank Spear, which have included Esthetic
Techniques & Material, State-of-the-Art Esthetics, Occlusion
In Clinical Practice, and The Practice of Excellence.
He has studied with exceptional ceramists such as Lee Culp, Matt
Roberts, Shigeo Katioka, Brad Jones, Oliver Brix, and Trevor Langchild
and has participated in clinics by Dr. Hornbrook, Dr. Kois, Dr.
Dawson, Dr. Spoor and Dr. Gottlieb.
Other courses have included PAC~lives Advanced Anterior Aesthetics,
the Ultimate Synergy Full Mouth Rehabilitation, and the Ultimate
Occlusion programs. He is on the Editorial Review Board for
the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has published
numerous articles. Steve is also the Laboratory Advisor for the
Great Blue Heron Study Group.
• Member of the Great Blue Heron Study Group
• Member of the Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories
• Member of the National Association of Dental Laboratories
• Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry