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Neil L. Starr, DDS

Dr. Neil L. Starr was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and graduated from McGill University Dental School. After completion of a general dental residency program at the Jewish General Hospital, he attended the University of Pennsylvania wherein he received postdoctoral training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Starr has been lecturing nationally and internationally to groups of surgeons and restorative dentists. He has authored a series of articles on treatment planning and sequencing therapy in the comprehensive treatment of the partially edentulous case, appearing in the inaugural issue of the Seattle Study Club Journal and the Scientific Issue of the Alpha Omegan. His clinical articles have appeared in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and Quintessence of Dental Technology 2005. Additionally, he contributed a textbook chapter for “Periodontics, Medicine, Surgery, and Implants”, Mosby, St. Louis 2004, titled “Restoration of the Periodontally Compromised Dentition and more recently “Therapeutic Occlusion for Ceramic Veneers and High-Strength Zirconia Restorations: Constructing Anterior Guidance”, Quintessence Dental Technology, 2005.

In addition to his national and international lecture schedule, he is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine teaching the postdoctoral students in Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthetics and Implantology.

Publications

Starr, N.L. “Establishing a Stable Occlusal Scheme” in the textbook “Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning –Principles, Design, Implementation”, Quintessence, 2008, pgs. 313-342.

Starr, N.L., “A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment With and Without Endosseous Implants” in the textbook “Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning –Principles, Design, Implementation”, Quintessence, 2008, pgs. 513-540.

Starr, N.L., “Therapeutic Occlusion for Ceramic Veneers and High-Strength Zirconia Restorations: Constructing Anterior Guidance”, Quintessence, pgs. 195-204, 2005.

Weisgold A, Starr, N. “Periodontal Prosthesis: Functional Biology, Implantology, and Esthetics”, Chapter 27, Contributing to the text – “Periodontics – Medicine, Surgery and Implants” ed. 1. Rose, L, Mealey, L, Genco, R, Cohen, W, St. Louis: Mosby, pgs. 676-717, 2004.

Starr, N.L., “The Distal Extension Case: An Alternative Restorative Design for Implant Prosthetics”, International Journal Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, pgs. 61-68, January 2001

Starr, N.L., Miller, G. “Implant Placement in the Vertically Enhanced Ridge – A Surgical and Restorative Interdisciplinary Approach”. Compendium, pgs. 13-18, January 2001.

Starr, N.L., “Treatment Planning and Treatment Sequencing With and Without Endosseous Implants: A Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach to the Partially Edentulous Patient”. Seattle Study Club Journal, Vol. I, Journal I, pgs. 21-34, 1996.

Starr, N.L., “Prosthetically-Guided Implant Placement: The Provisional Restoration and the Surgical Template”. Dental Implantology Update, pgs. 29-32, April 1994.

Starr, N.L., Weisgold, A.S., "Implant Prosthodontics - An Adjunct to Periodontal Prosthesis, Part I: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Sequencing of Therapy:. Alpha Omegan, pgs. 29-40, December 1992.

Starr, N.L., Weisgold, A.S., "Implant Prosthodontics - An Adjunct to Periodontal Prosthesis, Part II: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Sequencing of Therapy: Alpha Omegan, pgs. 29-40, December 1992.

Levy, M., Starr, N.L., "The Mechanism of Glucagon - Induced Natriuresis in Dogs". Kidney International, Vol. 2, pgs. 76-84, 1982.

Research

McGill University - Clinical Study of Dilantin Hyperplasia in Children
with Convulsive Disorders, Montreal Children's Hospital, Summer 1973.

McGill University - Renal Physiology Research, Physiology Department,
McGill University, Montreal, Summer 1970, 1971, 1972.

McGill University - Marine Biology Research Project, Laboratiore
Maritime du College de France, Concarneau Brittany, France, Summer 1969.

Editorial Positions

Quintessence International Dental Journal – Editorial Board Member 2004, 2005.

Implant Dentistry: - Editorial Board Member 1998 - 2000.

Dental Abstracts Editor: Seattle Study Club Journal, 1996-1998.

Scientific Editor: Alpha Omegan International Dental Journal - "The Periodontal-
Restorative Continuum", December 1992.


Lectures by Invitation

(by Academies/Societies)
“How to Restore - When Sinus Complications Preclude Successful Implant Take?” –
Presented to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, December 1, 2006, Chicago, Il.

“Constructing Anterior Guidance - Therapeutic Occlusion for Ceramic Veneers and CAD-CAM
High Strength Zirconia Restorations – Constructing Anterior Guidance” – Presented to the
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry – August 2006 – Grand Cayman.

“The Tag Team: Sequencing the Dental Treatment Plan”, Presented with Dr. Garry Miller
for the Academy of General Dentistry Meeting, July 16, 2005, Washington, D.C.

“What the Restorative Dentist Needs to Know – All Ceramic and Ceramo-metal Restorations
Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” - Patuxent Dental Society, April 8, 2005, Maryland

“Biology, Esthetics and Function in the Replacement of Multiple Missing Adjacent Teeth”
Presented at the 19th Annual Academy of Osseointegration Meeting, March 19, 2004, San Francisco, Ca.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – Greater New York Dental Meeting , December 2003, New York.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – The Patuxent Dental Society, November 11, 2003, Maryland.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – The Summit Dental Study Group, October 16, 2003, Phoenix, Arizona.

“The Penultimate Restoration -Therapeutic Strategies for Restorative Success”, presented at the 10th
Annual Seattle Study Club Symposium – January 2003 - Key Biscayne, Florida.

“The Surgical Restorative Interplay and Alteration of the Occlusal Vertical Dimension:
Presented to the 3 Rivers Dental Conference– Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 2002

“Biology, Esthetics and Function in the Replacement of Multiple Missing Adjacent Teeth”
Presented to the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry – August 2002 – Beaver Creek, Colorado.

“Restorative Treatment to Support Surgical Implant Therapy”, American College of
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Biloxi, Mississippi, April 2002

“Anatomy of a Complex Case: A Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach from
Consultation to Restoration”, International Congress of Oral Implantologists Annual Meeting ,Tampa, Fl., May 5, 2000.

“The Treatment Letter - An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Seattle Study Club Symposium, Palm Springs, Ca., January 2000.

“Study Club 1: Interdisciplinary, Complex Treatment Planning Case” - Presented at the 85th
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology - September 1999 – San Antonio, Texas

“A Blueprint for Restorative Success” - Presented at the Annual D.C. Dental Society Meeting,
Washington, D.C., March 14, 1999.

"What Your Restorative Dentist Needs to Know: The Provisional Restoration and the Surgical Template
in the Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Case" - Presented at the Seventh Annual
Implant Symposium for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, San Francisco, Ca., March 16, 1996.

"What Your Restorative Dentist Needs to Know: Prosthetically-Guided Implant Treatment
The Provisional Restoration and the Surgical Template" - Presented to the American Academy
of Periodontology Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., September 22, 1995.

"What Your Restorative Dentist Needs to Know: Prosthetically-Guided Implant Treatment
The Provisional Restoration and the Surgical Template" - Presented at the Canadian Academy of Periodontology
and the Ontario Society of Periodontist's Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 7, 1995.

"Prosthetically Guided Implant Placement - The Use of Provisional Restorations and Surgical Templates
to Insure Predictable and Successful Implants" - Presented to the D.C. Academy of General Dentistry.
Washington, D.C., March 22, 1995.

"Implant Prosthodontics for the Compromised Dentition - Design and Coordination of
the Partially Edentulous Case" - Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of
Osseointegration. March 4, 5, 6, 1993, San Diego, California.

"The Provisional Acrylic Restoration - in the Comprehensive Treatment of Tooth and Implant
Supported Prostheses". Presented at the D.C. Dental Society Spring Meeting; Washington, D.C., May 21, 22, 1993.

Lectures and Seminars

“The Latest in Aesthetics, Function and Biology – Achieving Prosthetic Success with All-Ceramic,
CAD-CAM High Strength Zirconia and Ceramo-Metal Restorations” – Presented to the members of the
Discover Study Club, Pittsburg, Pa. January 12, 2007.

“How to Restore - When Sinus Complications Preclude Successful Implant Take?”
Presented to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, December 1, 2006.

“Prosthetic Success with All-Ceramic, CAD-CAM High Strength Zirconia and Ceramo-Metal
Restorations – Aesthetics – Function – Biology” – Presented at the 41st Annual Elliot
Feinberg Restorative Conference, Ninth District Dental Association, Fishkill, NY, October 13, 2006.

“The Latest in Aesthetics, Function and Biology – Achieving Prosthetic Success with
All-Ceramic, CAD-CAM High Strength Zirconia and Ceramo-Metal Restorations”. – Presented to
the Somerset Study Club, Bridgewater, N.J. – September 13, 2006.

“The Latest in Aesthetics, Function and Biology – Achieving Prosthetic Success with All-Ceramic,
CAD-CAM High Strength Zirconia and Ceramo-Metal Restorations”. – Presented at the 35th Annual
Convention of the Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec, Journees Dentaires Internationales due Quebec, May 2006.

“Raising the Bar of Aesthetic Success: Ceramic Veneers and CAD-CAM High Strength
Zirconia – Ceramic Restorations” – Presented at the 3rd Annual Trudi Birger
Memorial Lecture, Philadelphia, Pa. March 9, 2006.

“Surgical Restorative Interplay – Biology, Function and Esthetics”
Presented to the members of Hoosiers for Dental Excellence, Dr. Mark Sutor
Bloomington, Indiana, January 20, 2006.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – Presented to the members
of Morris Seminars, Dr. Greg Keiser, New Jersey, November 18, 2005.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – Presented to the
members of Advanced Dental Seminars, Dr. Timothy Shabazian, San Jose, California, November 4, 2005.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – Presented to the members
of Princeton Periodontal and Implant Seminars, Dr. Richard Staller, Princeton, New Jersey, October 19, 2005.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment for Esthetics and Function” – Presented to 250 members of the
Tri-City Tennessee Dental Group, Dr. Steven Yallorakis, Kingsport, Tennessee, November 5, 2004.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment For Esthetics and Function - All Ceramic and Ceramo-Metal
Restorations” - Presented to the Seattle Study Club, Providence, R.I., Dr. Ed Katz, October 29, 2004.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment For Esthetics and Function - All Ceramic and Ceramo-Metal
Restorations” - Presented to the Seattle Study Club, Dr. Rick Owings, October 26, 2003.
“Interdisciplinary Treatment For Esthetics and Function - All Ceramic and Ceramo-Metal
Restorations” - Presented to the Tyson’s Dental Study Group, Dr. Stephen Bradley, October 4, 1999.

“Implant Prosthodontics - What Your Restorative Dentist Needs to Know - A Case Study
Approach” - Presented to the Implant Study Club of Northern Virginia, Dr. Harold Fagan, September 1999.

“Restorative Treatment Supported by Periodontics - A Case Study Approach”,
Presented at the University of Toronto, February 12, 1999.

“A Restorative Treatment Planning Day”, Presented at the Seattle Study Club Symposium, January 1999.

“Interdisciplinary Treatment For Esthetics and Function - All Ceramic and Ceramo-Metal
Restorations”, Presented to the Miami Study Group, Miami, Fl. Dr. Gil Jacobson, November 6, 1998.

“Implant Prosthodontics for the Compromised Dentition - Design and Coordination of the
Partially Edentulous Case”, North Miami Florida Implant Study Group, Dr. Mitchell Farr, March 1998.

“Prosthetic Dentistry: Lots of Change for Teeth and Implants”, Presented to the Deal Study Club,
Dr. Stephen Rimer, Boca Raton, Fl., February 27, 1998.

“Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Case with Teeth and Implants“, Presented to
the Seattle Study Club Symposium, January 28, 1998.

“A Restorative Treatment Planning Day with Dr. Neil L. Starr”, Presented to the North Penn
Study Club for Advanced Dental Therapies, November 6, 1997.

“Comprehensive Rehabilitation of a Class II, Div. 2 Case”, Presented at the Seattle Study
Club Summer Symposium, July 11, 1997.

“Implant Prosthetics: Combining Implants and Teeth” - Presented to the Arundel
Implant Study Group, March 27, 1997.

"Occlusal Compromise: How to Treat - A Case Study Approach - Principles Will Apply
to Natural and Implant Dentitions" - to be Presented to the Somerset Study Club, Sommerville, N.J., April 26, 1996.

"Implants: The Next Generation: - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous
Case" - to be Presented to the Advanced Implant Study Club of West Long Branch, N.J., May 1, 1996.

"Implants: The Next Generation: - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous
Case" - to be Presented to the Implant Study Club of Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Robert Levine, May 10, 1996.

"What Your Restorative Dentist Needs to Know: Prosthetically-Guided Implant
Treatment - the Provisional Restoration and the Surgical Template" - Presented to the Implant Study Club,
Dr. Ahn Vu, February 16, 1995.

"Implants: The Next Generation: - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous
Case" Presented to Implant Study Clubs as follows:

Dr. Dennis Thompson - Denver, Co. May 19, 1995
Dr. John Smith - York, Pa. September 17, 1994.
Drs. Winnick and Corber - Toronto, Canada. June 3, 1994
Dr. Andrew Alpert - N. Miami Beach, Fla. May 20, 1994
Dr. Carl Block - Midlothian, Va. March 19, 1994
Dr. Don Morris - Walnut Creek, Ca. February 18, 1994
Dr. Michael Cohen - Seattle, Wa. January 27, 28, 1994
Dr. Edward Katz - Providence, R.I. November 20, 1993
Dr. Stan Baker - Modesto, Ca. October 30, 1993
Dr. Carl Stuart - Dallas, Tx. October 29, 1993
Dr. Daniel Howard - Washington, D.C. July 19, 1993
Dr. Willard Carter - Syracuse, N.Y. April 17, 1993
Dr. Brian Chadroff - Garden City, N.Y. April 16, 1993
Dr. Jim McLenahan - Chicago, Il. March 12, 1993
Dr. Darwin Engen - Spokane, Wa. February 6, 1993
Dr. Michael Cohen - Seattle, Wa. February 5, 1993

"Planning and Sequencing Implant Treatment for the Partially Edentulous Case"
Presented to the Postdoctoral Students at the University of Pennsylvania Annual Lecture. April 22, 1994.

"All-Star Implant Symposium: Restoration of Dental Implants" - Presented to
the Maimonides Dental Society. February 22, 1994.

"Treatment Planning Utilizing Implants - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially
Edentulous Case" Presented to the Dental Science Club, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1993.

"Implant Prosthodontics - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning" Implant Study Club
Presented to the Postdoctoral Students, Baltimore College of Dentistry, University of Maryland. September 18, 1992.

“Advanced Implant Prosthetics" - Academia Panamena de Prosthesis y Oclusion, Panama City, Panama. July 9, 10, 11, 1992.

"The Provisional Acrylic Restoration in the Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially
Edentulous Case" - Presented to The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, Newark, New Jersey. June 10, 1992.

"Advanced Implant Prosthetics" - Presented to the Periodontal and Periodontal-Prosthetic
Postdoctoral Students, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. February 21, 1992.

"Implants - The Next Generation: Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Patient"
Presented to the Anne Arundle Dental Society, Annapolis, Md. February 7, 1992.

"Treatment Options in the Implant Prosthetic Management of the Partially Edentulous Case"
Presented to the Capital Academy of Dental Studies, Washington, D.C. January 15, 1992.

"Implant Prosthetics: Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Case"
Presented to the Baltimore Academy of General Dentistry, Towson, Md. December 9, 1991.

"Implants - the Next Generation - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Patient"
Presented to the Northshore Seminars Study Group, Seattle, Washington, March 1991.

"Implants - the Next Generation - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Patient"
Presented at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Division of Continuing Education. November 1990.

"Implants - the Next Generation - Comprehensive Treatment of the Partially Edentulous Patient"
Presented to the Academy of General Dentistry, Washington, D.C. September 26, 1990 and November 28, 1990.

"Implant-Supported Prosthetics" - Presented to the Northshore Seminars Study Group, Bellingham, Washington State. May 1989.

"Periodontal Prosthesis - Implant Supported Prosthesis" - a two day clinical course devoted
to the interplay of periodontal prosthesis and implant-supported prosthesis in the management
of the simple to advanced case - Presented to the Postdoctoral Students in Periodontics and
periodontal-Prosthetics, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Dental Medicine. March 1989.

"Periodontal and Implant Supported Prosthetics" - a two-part course presented to the Study Club,
Washington, D.C. March 1988 and March 1989.

"Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry - a look to the 1990's" - Presented to the Northshore
Seminar Study Group and the Alpha Omega International Convention in Seattle, Washington. December 1987.

"Restoration of the Dental Unit - A Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach" - Presented to the
dental residents at Georgetown University Hospital - a 6-hour course. 1997.

"The Restoration of Coronally and Radicularly Debilitated Teeth" - a clinical 2 day course -
Presented to the Panamanian Academy of prosthesis and Occlusion, Panama City, Panama. September 1986.

"The Periodontic-Restorative Continuum" - a comprehensive full day presentation with Dr. Karl A. Rose
Presented tat the annual provincial meeting of the Journee Dentaire du Quebec. May 1986.

"The Periodontic-Restorative Continuum" - a 25-hour course - Presented to the senior dental students
and staff, Georgetown University, School of Dentistry. 1985.

"The Provisional Acrylic Restoration: A Blueprint for Dental Success" - Presented at the District
of Columbia Dental Society Spring Meeting. April 1985.

Series of Lectures: Presented to the sophomore dental students, Georgetown University, January 1985, 1986, 1987:

"Restorative Dentistry and the Periodontium"
"Splinting"
"Orthodontic Treatment - an adjunct to Management of Periodontal Problems"

"Periodontal-Prosthesis: The Advanced Case Type" - Presented to the Postdoctoral
students in Periodontics and periodontal-Prosthesis at the University of Pennsylvania. June 24, 1993.

"Precision Attachments in Removable Partial Denture Prosthetics"
Presented to the Metropolitan Dental Study Club, November 28, 1983.

"The Role of the Endodontist in the Advanced Case" - Presented to the Postdoctoral
students in Endodontics, Periodontics at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. February 1982.

"Periodontal-Prosthesis - Simple to Advanced Case" - Presented to the Grater Washington
Academy of Dental Studies, Potomac, Md. January 23, 1980.

"The Integration of Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics in Treatment of the
Advanced Case" - Presented at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 25, 1979.

"Uses of the Modified Hawley Biteplane - An Integral Part of the Initial Therapy"
Presented at Dr. M. Amsterdam’s one-week course, Periodontal Prosthesis. March 1979.

"Periodontal Prosthesis - Simple to Advanced Dental Situations" - Presented to study group
headed by Drs. E. Brooks and E. Marcus, Philadelphia, Pa. April 1979.

"Preview of the Telemetric Studies of Glickman, Pameteir, et al"
Presented to the first year Dental Class, University of Pennsylvania. April 1978.

"The Mesially Inclined Molar" - Presented to the first year Dental Class,
University of Pennsylvania. April 1978, 1979.

"Initial Therapy - Management of Inflammation and Occlusion in the Early Treatment
of Periodontal Disease"-Presented at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. March 16, 1978.

Two Seminars: "Studies in the mobility of the Human Mandible",
the work of Dr. Ulf Posselt. October 1977.

"Immunology in Periodontal Disease - Humoral and Cellular Immunity"
Presented to the Students in Periodontics and Periodontal prosthesis,
University of Pennsylvania. December 1976 and January 1977.

"Splinting - Various Forms of Splinting, Their Uses, Advantages, and Disadvantages"
Presented to the Dental Residents and Orthodontic Staff, Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. January 1976.

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