Curriculum Vitae

L. Eric Pulver, D.D.S.

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Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology
Date of Graduation: May, 1985


Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Date of Graduation: May, 1989


Faculty of Dentistry
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Date of Graduation: June, 1995


Summer, 1986-87

Toronto Faculty of Dentistry Department of Biomaterials

Dental Researcher

  • Awarded a Medical Research grant
  • Abstract was printed in the Journal of Dental Research, Volume 66, The abstract was entitled “Evaluation of Cavity Base and Lining Materials”
  • An article entitled “Physical Properties of Calcium Hydroxide and Glass-Ionomer Base and Lining Materials” was published in Dental Materials, May 1989 issue
  • The initial research was done under the supervision of Dr. Dennis Smith, Head, Department of Biomaterials. The recent article of which I was a co-author included work done by Dr. D. McComb, Head, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Toronto and Dr. L.E. Tam


General Practice Residency Program

Dental Resident

  • Rotations include Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Moose Factory Outpost, Anesthesia, Handicapped Dentistry, Baycrest Geriatric Hospital, ENT, and General Dentistry
  • General practice which is supplemented with the presence of Orthodontists, Pediatric Dentists, Endodontists, Prosthodontists, Radiologists, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Pathologist


Faculty of Dentistry

Fellow, Osseointegration Unit

  • Responsible for work-up,  parts of surgical work up and prosthetic reconstruction using the Branemark implant system – research based
  • Associate in Pediatric Dental practice – Treatment of parents of children and some older children
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant in private practice and hospital setting


Resident Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, IL. 

Dec 1995 – May 1997

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, P.C.
Associate, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

July 1995 – 1998

Columbia Michael Reese Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Sept. 1996 – 2006

Chicago Blackhawks, National Hockey League
Team Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Feb. 1997- Sept 1997

Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Clinical Instructor, Post-Graduate & Dental Level

Sept. 1997- Oct. 1998

Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Assistant Professor, Post-Graduate & Dental Level

June 1997 – 2000

Rush University
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center,  

Adjunct Professor Dept. of Surgery
Dentistry, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

1998 –  2004

Oral Surgery Associates PC.
Part time Private Practice Oral Maxillofacial Surgery        

July 1998 – March 2005

University of Chicago
Division of Surgery, Dept. Plastic Surgery

Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Chicago
Division of Surgery, Dept. of Dentistry
– Associate Professor

July 2005 – Present

Private Practice Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Highland Indiana

Sept 2007 – Present

Seattle Study Club – Advisor Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana  – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Jan 2008 – Present

Indiana University Dental SchoolAdjunct Faculty Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery   
Director/Co-Creator of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Course, 4th year students 24 credit hours

Non-Dental Employment

1981 – 1990

Founder and President of Cotton Coast Clothing Co. Sold customized sweat shirts, sweat pants and tee shirts to University Book Stores, Fraternities and Businesses across Canada.


Co Founder of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Chapter University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada

Hospital Appointments


Franciscan Physician’s Hospital

Office Address:

Pulver Oral Surgery

2629 45th St.
Highland, IN  46322
Phone Pulver Oral Surgery Phone Number 219-934-0404
Fax 219-934-0402   

Licensure & Certification

Sept. 2006 – Present

American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery completion of re-certification in 2007 (recert 2017)

2001 – Present

Indiana State Dental License

2000 – Present

Florida State Dental License

1997 – Present

Diplomat, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1996 – Present

CPR Instructor

1995 – Present

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (F.R.C.D. (C).  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Completed Fellowship Examination

American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Part I – Completed 9/95

1995, July

Illinois State Examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1995, May

Combined Regional Examination (CORE) in Dentistry

1993, May

ATLS Certification


Part I & II National Dental Examinations

1989, June

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

1989, June

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada

Professional Organizations

1997 – Present

American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon’s

American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon’s   

American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Royal College of Dentists of Canada

1995 – Present

American Heart Association, Instructor CPR

Illinois State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Chicago Dental Society

American Dental Association

1995 – 2000

Great Lakes Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1995 – 2010

Chicago Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1995 – 2005

Illinois State Dental Society

1993 – 2002

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

1989 – 2000

Canadian Dental Association

Ontario Dental Association

2005 – 2008

Indiana State Dental association – member committee on Insurance

2005 – Present

Northwest Indiana Dental Society

  • Board member
  • Alternate delegate

Indiana State Dental Association

2009 – Present

Indiana Society of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery


American College of Dentists

Specific Areas of Interest

Team Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning:

Jan 2008 – Present

Indiana University Dental School

Adjunct Faculty Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery   
Director/Co-Creator of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Course,  4th year students 24 credit hours

2008 – Present

Masters Series:   Participate and coordinate lectures for new dental graduates 1 -7 years out of school. Team consists of Periodontist, Endodontist, Oral Surgeon, Prosthodontist and Orthodontist.  Emphaisis on Treatment Planning and Critical analysis.

2004 – Present

Northwest Indiana Study Club – a branch of the Seattle Study Club – Advisor Consists of 55 Restorative Dentists and Specialists with 7+ years of experience.

Treatment Planning group sessions.  Speakers are brought in to address specific areas of education

Comprehensive Dental Implant Care:

1998 – Present

Site Development through Veneer Grafting and Sinus Lifting

Research with Bone Morphogenic Protein at the University of Chicago. 

Immediate Extraction/immediate placement/immediate Temporization techniques – lecturer

Overdenture seminars hands on prosthetics and surgical technique and patient selection

Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1998 – 2002

Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) Affiliated with care for underprivileged children Training & Experience credentialing

1998- 2005

University of Chicago Craniofacial Team Attending Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

1993- 1998

Northwestern University Dental School, Assistant Professor: Cleft Lip & palate Team. Participate in weekly conferences as an Oral & Maxillofacial surgery attending. Shriner’s Organization – volunteer to needs of underprivileged children with craniofacial malformations

1995, Dec.

Centrinho: The center for Cleft Lip & palate & Craniofacial Deformities. Bauru, Brazil.  –Dr. Reinaldo Mazzottini Multiple Cleft Orthognathic cases & alveolar grafting Pediatric ankylosis


Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.  Involvement in Cleft Lip & Craniofacial cases in Dept. of Plastic Surgery.  –  Distraction Osteogenesis/Alveolar Bone grafting/Secondary Cleft revisions/LeFort III & ankylosis cases.

1994, March

Mexico, Toluca:  -Extensive lecture series & hands on experience operating Primary Cleft Lip & Palate cases, Multiple unilateral & bilateral cleft lip & palate cases.

1994, April – May

Sick Children’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Craniofacial Surgery. 

  • rotation with Dr. John Phillips, Medical Director Craniofacial

Program, Division of Plastic Surgery

  • Multiple Cleft Lip & Palate Orthognathic Surgery
  • Multiple Craniofacial Vault reshaping cases
  • LeFort III procedures
  • Pediatric Vascular clinic
  • Multiple Primary cleft lip & palate cases – Dr. H Clark

Presentations and Publications

Publications / Research:



Abstract, Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 66.  –Evaluation of Cavity Base & Lining Materials. 1987, May.

1989, Nov

First prize Toronto Academy of Dentistry Annual Winter Clinic – Table Clinic “Antibiotics Uses and Abuses”

1989, May

Dental Materials Journal. –  Physical Properties of Calcium Hydroxide & Glass Ionomer Base & Lining Materials. 1989, May

1990, May

Canadian Dental Association Journal, May 1990, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp437 “Acute Chest Pain During Dental Treatment”.

1992, Feb

GP Magazine, May 92, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp 65-80

1996, July

Columbia Michael Reese Hospital, Introduction to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry. Comprehensive Manual of Hospital protocol, procedures & treatment pp 1-48

1999, June

Genetics Institute
Sinus Lift Augmentation; Pivotal Study  Random/Parallel rhBMP study comparing standard Bone Graft vs. rhBMP.   Multicenter study. Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP)-Only facility in Illinois

2000, Jan

Clinical Comment; The University of Chicago Medical Center Publishing. Dental Implant Update:  January 2000, p. 6 – 8.

April – September 2006

2006 Dental Implant Education Series   

Meeting Presentations:


1990, May

Ontario Dental Association Convention Table Clinic “Aids Virus Associated Periodontitis”  

1992, Feb

Chicago Dental Society Meeting Presented Table Clinic, To Extract or Not Extract, Controversial Issues regarding third molars

1993, Aug

Branemark Osseointegration Implant Course Assisted in surgical demonstration. Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry. August 1993.  

1993, Oct

International Symposium and Workshop on Modern Facelift Surgery and Facial Implantology  – Assistant Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry.

1997, May

Invited lectureship “Mandibular Fractures/Classification, Work-up & Treatment”.  Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

1999, Oct

Uptown Dental Forum “Sinus Lift – Technique, Anatomy and Advancements”. BMP research initial trial information reviewed. Illinois constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry.

2000, May

The University of Chicago Hospitals “Women’s Health Day” lecturer, Dental Implants: The Future of Tooth Replacement.

2003, Feb

Oral CDx Brush Biopsy Lecture, Schererville, Indiana to Northwest Indiana Dental Meeting. 

2003, April

National Facial Protection Month. AAOMS, AAPD & AAO interviewed for National campaign for facial sports injuries. Featured in newsprint and radio across America.

2005, Jan 19

Northwest Indiana Dental Association, Key note speaker: Bone grafting options for your patients.

2008, June 18

Immediate Placement Immediate Temporization: Case selection & considerations for treatment
Centennial Hall Munster Indiana sponsored by: Astra, Zimmer, Nobel, Biohorizon, ITI Straumann Dental Implant companies mini symposium style: Keynote Speaker 

October 2008 – present

Masters Series Study Club
Monthly Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning training and introduction of the Esthetics, Function, Biology and Structure concepts and their importance in Diagnosis and Treatment planning.

2008, December 3

Lecture/Presentation Dental Implants and Immediate Provisionalization:
Technique Review, Lab Communication and Benefits

2009 May

Hampton Inn, Munster Indiana;  Implant Supported Overdentures: 
Hands on prosthetic training.  Case selection and Surgical protocols; sponsored by Strauman

July 20,  2011

Seattle Study Club ” Show and Tell” invited lecture Bachelor Gulch Colorado: 
Interdisciplinary Treatment planning

Spet 2010 –may 2011

Chicago GPR:
organized Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning sessions for the Chicago Area GPR residents.  Co-lecturer 3 sessions per year.

April 8, 2011

ITI Congress USA Boca Raton Florida, Invited Speaker Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

2012 June -present

Nobel Biocare Esthetic Alliance:
Program mini residence introduction to dental Implants on going series

June 7, 2012

Speaker, Indiana Dental Association Annual Session The Missing Link in Interdisciplinary Dentistry:
Recreating the Super Dentist

June 14, 2012

Speaker, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Change and innovation in Dental Education Meeting in Chicago. The Practicing Community:
An Educational Collaborative

2012 October 16

University of Illinois Invited speaker: 
Faculty CE am series Presentation on Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning The Indiana University Dental School experience.           

2012 October 30

All On Everyday Presentation
Introduction to the Bar Attachment Denture concept “Myth Buster” presentation.  Lincolnshire IL

2014 January

Seattle Study Club Symposium Presenter: World Team Treatment Plan Championships

2014 February

IUPUI Dental Hygiene Lecture, “Oral Surgery and the Bar Attachment Denture Procedure with CBCT Technology”


1992, Oct

Grand Rounds Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry. Urinalysis

1994, August

Grand rounds Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry. Bone Grafting Materials.

1995, July

Grand Rounds Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry. Facial Fractures, Diagnosis & Treatment.               

1995, Feb

Lecture; Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry. Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Clinical Pathological Conference On benign cysts Diagnosis & Treatment.  4th Year Dental Students.

1996 – 1998

Responsible for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Curriculum for General Practice Residents at Columbia Michael Reese Hospital.  Organized lecture schedule & structure. Multiple lectures on a monthly basis.

1997 – 1998

Clinical Instructor for 3rd & 4th year Dental Students & Residents at Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry, Dept. of  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

1997, Oct.

Lecture; Northwestern University, Faculty of Dentistry, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Infections Diagnosis & Treatment, 4th year Dental Students

1999, Sept.

Mini Implant Residency.  Treatment Planning & case selection for General Dentists.

2000, June

Genetics Institute “Think Tank” meeting for further Bone Morphogenic Protein clinical trials – treatment & protocol review.

2002, August

Grand Rounds: Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery department Cephalometric analysis

2004 – Present

Seattle Study Club, Northwest Indiana branch, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Advisor.

2008 Oct – Present

Masters Series Monthly meetings based upon Interdisciplinary Treatment planning critical analysis for new Dentists

2009 Jan – Present

Indiana School of Dentistry – Adjunct Faculty Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.    Development of Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning; seminar based upon a problem focused learning concept. Monthly lectures for graduating class

Continuing Education

1996, Nov.

“Comprehensive Review in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery plus Lecture Course in Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgery” – LSU School of Dentistry, Louisiana

1997, Jan.

“20th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Review” The University of Miami School of Medicine, Hyatt City Center at Riverwalk, Miami, Florida, January 11-15, 1997 (50 Category 1 Credits)

1998, May

Great Lakes Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Distraction Osteogenesis 10.5 hours, Chicago IL.

1999 August

Nobel Biocare: Implant Hahn Int’l/Domestic Course   7 hours Chicago, IL

2001, Jan

Cycles of Dental Practice Lecture, Linda Miles, Chicago, IL

2001, Nov

AAOMS Dental Implant conference, Chicago, IL

2002, Oct

AAOMS National Meeting, Chicago, IL

2002, Dec

AAOMS Dental Implant Meeting course

2003, March

ISOMS – Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery anesthesia review course.  5 Hrs

2003, September

AAOMS National Meeting, Orlando, FL


AAOMS National Meeting, San Fran. CA

2004, March

Team/Self Presentation, North West Indiana Dental Society

Sept 2007-May 2008

Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana 45.5 hours

January 2007

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Naples, Florida 30.5 hours

January 2008

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Maui, Hawaii 26.75 hours

January 2009

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Cancun, Mexico 30.5 hours

January 2010

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona 27.5 hours

January 2011

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Key Biscayne, Florida 31.95 hours

March 2011

ACLS Renewal Course 5.5 hours

April 7, 2011

ITI Congress USA Boca Raton, Florida 4 hours

April 8-9, 2011

ITI Congress USA Boca Raton, Florida 10.25 hours

Sept 2010 – May 2011

Dental Study Club of NWI 25.5 hours

July 2011

Seattle Study Club Show & Tell, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado14.0 hours

September 2011

Malo Advanced Oral Rehabilitation, New Jersey 13 hours

October 2011

Nobel Biocare, Yvon Fortin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 12 hours

December 2011

AAOMS Dental Implant Conference, Chicago 12.75 hours

January 2012

Seattle Study Club Symposium, Laguna Niguel, California 32 hours

Feb. 10, 2012

Kirk Behrendt “13 Components of a Thriving Dental Practice” Indiana 5.0 hours

April 13, 2012

Dr. Ariel Raigrodski “Soft Tissue Management – Systematic Restorative Approach for Clinical Success”. Indiana 5.5 hours

May 11, 2012

John McGill, CPA, MBA, JD “Achieving Financial Independence” Indiana 5.0 hours

May 22, 2012

David Martin & Adam Budeselich “Advances in Digital Dentistry” Indiana 2.0 hours

Nov. 2, 2012

Dr. John Kois “Hit Man vs. Healer: Implementing a Risk Assessment Strategy” Indiana 6.0 hours

Charitable Donations

December 2006

The Nature Conservancy

December 2007

The Nature Conservancy

January 2008

The Nature Conservancy

December 2012

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

December 2013

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation