About Ian van Zyl
Assistant Professor University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and Faculty Practice: 1998 - 2004.
Teaching students how to do more complex restorative dentistry as Director of Aesthetics Clinic, UOP 2000 - 2004.
Lectures 1999-2010 at the California Dental Association annual meetings in Anaheim, CA on Aesthetics, Microsculpture/Tooth Preparation and Fast Temporaries
His University of Michigan training was on a Harkness Scholarship and a Fulbright Scholarship.
Oxford, U.K. 1992 - 1993
Saudia Arabia 1993 - 1995
Worked at Mission Prosthodontics with Terry Eggleston
In June, 2001, he bought and built-up Happy Smiles Dental Practice in Middletown, CA (Lake County)
He also practiced with Dr. Harry Albers in Santa Rosa
2003, "Critical Decisions in Peridontology" (Walter B. Hall Book Publisher)
1988 - 2002, articles in many professional journals
Simulated Smile Design - electric motor hand pieces
Biggest Influences in His Life:
"My Scottish mother, Margery, who holds a Master of Arts and MD, general and naturopathic and my father, a Rhodes Scholar and retired nuclear physicist."
When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he enjoys traveling, art, opera, ballet, skiing, cycling, gardening, cooking, hiking, dancing and his doggies.