Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, is a native of Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA from 1972 to 1976 as an undergraduate majoring in Biology, and in 1980 received his D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He then completed a 1-year general practice residency program at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. Returning to Los Angeles, Dr. Hewlett joined the UCLA School of Dentistry faculty in 1982 as a lecturer (part-time). In 1987, Dr. Hewlett was appointed to the full-time academic faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Operative Dentistry, and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1994. Dr. Hewlett is a past Division Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Division. In June, 2003, Dr. Hewlett completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at UCLA and was awarded a certificate in this dental specialty.
Chief among Dr. Hewlett’s teaching responsibilities is the predoctoral curriculum in Esthetic Dentistry at UCLA. His other teaching activities have included preclinical and clinical instruction in all aspects of restorative dentistry and postdoctoral seminars on adhesive restorative materials and dental photography. He has been honored for his teaching efforts with awards from several graduating classes, including the Instructor of the Year award from the Classes of 2000 and 2004. Dr. Hewlett’s teaching has additionally been recognized with the 2004 National Dental Association/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award and an award from the UCLA Chapter of Alpha Omega dental fraternity.