James C. Kessler, B.S., D.D.S., is a graduate of the Oklahoma College of Dentistry and maintained a private practice for 20 years. He is now in his 16th year of dental education and has taught at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Oklahoma, and served as the Chairman of the Department of Education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. In 2012 he returned to the University of Oklahoma to direct the newly established Advanced Esthetics and Technology Program.
Dr. Kessler was honored as the 1987 and 2011 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He has contributed to four textbooks including the most recent fourth addition of Shillingburg’s Fundamental of Fixed Prosthodontics and is past president of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Kessler enjoys producing technical illustrations and creates the illustrations utilized in his presentations. An active lecturer for both Dentists and Dental Laboratory Technician groups, he has presented over 400 lectures throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia.