In 1989, Dr. Buchanan founded Dental Education Laboratories (DEL), a ADA CERP certified state-of-the-art hands-on teaching facility devoted to endodontic training that has expanded to include training in advanced endodontics, implantology, and chair-side endodontic assistant training. http://delendo.com
Dental Education Laboratories is also an incubator of ideas and is engaged in research, publication, training, and video production. The award-winning video training series, “The Art of Endodontics” is considered the pioneer of technology-enhanced instruction.
Dr. Buchanan is the holder of numerous industry patents for dental instruments and techniques, most notably the first system-based approach to root canal treatment with variable-tapered instruments, Rotary GT Files, and the Continuous Wave of Obturation Technique using System-B electric heat pluggers–a technique now the standard of practice for endodontic specialists everywhere.
Most recently, Dr. Buchanan’s Dental Engineering Laboratories, LLC introduced the newest innovation in teaching: The TrueTooth® and TrueJaw™ Surgical Replicas–3D printed replicas that are anatomically precise training apparatuses for endodontic and implant surgery instruction, currently used by major universities and boards of examination worldwide.
Dr. Buchanan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentists. He currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry.
Dr. Buchanan is a frequent contributor to Dentistry Today magazine, and is a regular presenter at the AAE, ADA and AAED. His 2017 presentation schedule includes the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, AAE New Orleans, the Irish Dental Association and the Eastern European Congress, Budapest.