Meet Dr. Paul Belvedere, DDS, FACD, FASDA, ABAD
Dr. Paul Belvedere was the founder of Margin Perfect Matrix, LTD and an internationally renowned teacher, lecturer, author, inventor and innovator of cosmetic and composite dentistry. He was considered to be one of the first advocates of the use of composites for posterior restorations. Dr. Belvedere invented the first commercially marketed anterior matrix band, the Contour Strip, and the first crown shaped posterior bands, the Clear Molar Bands in 1982. With the cessation of production for the Contour Strip, Dr. Belvedere re-designed an improved anterior matrix band, The Margin Perfect Matrix, or MPM, in two thicknesses, the Ultra which is 0.0015" in thickness, and the Classic, which is 0.002" thick.
Dr. Belvedere was regarded by his peers as the father of posterior composites and served as the Chairman of Continuing Education for the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and Co-Director of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota where he was an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Belvedere taught Direct Composite Dentistry worldwide as a featured speaker in dental schools and at major dental meetings. He served on the editorial boards of the JADA and Signature, an esthetic dental publication. He lectured and lead workshops in the use of his techniques and developments at universities in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Belvedere developed instruments for composite placement and techniques that are in use worldwide, and published numerous articles and chapters in domestic and foreign dental journals and books. Dr. Belvedere passed away in 2017.
Meet Dr. Doug Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD
Dr. Lambert graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he received the Outstanding Senior Student Award and the Quintessence Award. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been recognized as one of the Top Educators by Dentistry Today each of the past sixteen years. Dr. Lambert is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and has held many societal positions in organized dentistry including Past President of the Minneapolis District Dental Society and six years as a Trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association. He has authored and co-authored several articles on cosmetic and aesthetic topics, and has presented numerous lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally for dental organizations, universities, AGD and Seattle Study Clubs. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers, and as the team dentist for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.