David W. Eggleston, D.D.S.

David W. Eggleston, D.D.S.
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Introduction

Dr. Eggleston graduated from the USC School of Dentistry with the unique distinction of receiving the Daniel Cave Memorial Award and the Lewis E. Ford Memorial Award for achievements in prosthodontics. Additionally, he was elected to the ATE and OKU honorary dental fraternities.

After graduation, Dr. Eggleston continued at the USC School of Dentistry with a residency in the specialty of prosthodontics, receiving his Prosthodontics Certification and the American Board of Prosthodontics Certification. After completing his residency at USC he practiced prosthodontics at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., achieving the rank of Major.

Currently, Dr. Eggleston is on the faculty at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC as a Clinical Associate Professor and serves as a member of the Board of Councilors. Dr. Eggleston lectures extensively throughout the United States and has given dental courses in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific and the Middle East.

Active in dental organizations, Dr. Eggleston has served in the following capacities: President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, President of the American College of Prosthodontists, President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, President of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, President of the ACP Education Foundation, President of the Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation, and President of the ACP California Section, Associate Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics, Chair of the ACP Prosthetic Dental Care Programs, Chair of the ACP National Peer Review Committee, Consultant for the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Chair of the California Dental Association Council on Dental Research, Chair of the USC Dentistry Associates Board of Directors, Executive Councilor and Chair of the Program Committee for the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Delegate to the Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations, Member of the Hoag Hospital 552 Board of Directors, Member of the USC Orange County Planning Council. For the Orange County Dental Society, he has served as Secretary, Senior Delegate, Chair of the Continuing Education Programs Committee, and five years on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Eggleston has received the Hoag Hospital Vin Jorgensen Award, the American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Service Award, the American College of Prosthodontists Dan Gordon Memorial Award, the American College of Prosthodontists Private Practitioner of the Year Award in 2013, and the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics Life Member Award.

Dr. Eggleston maintains fellowships in the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Prosthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Dentistry International, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Eggleston has published numerous articles in the dental literature. His research at the L.A. Coroner’s Office on the correlation of mercury in brain tissue with dental amalgam received a reference citation by the World Health Organization.

Dr. Eggleston and his wife, Laraine, have two marvelous adult children with wonderful spouses, along with two young granddaughters and two young grandsons. They enjoy traveling, boating, fishing, snow & water skiing, hiking and time with the children and grandchildren.


Education & Academic Awards

Dr. Eggleston graduated from the U.S.C. School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, he received the Daniel Cave Memorial Award given to the student with the highest achievement in removable prosthodontics (dentures and removable partial dentures) and the Lewis E. Ford Memorial Award given to the student with the highest achievement in fixed prosthodontics (dental crowns and stationary bridges). Additionally, he was placed on the Dean’s List and elected to the ATE and OKU honorary dental fraternities for scholastic achievement.

Dr. Eggleston continued at the U.S.C. School of Dentistry with a two year residency in prosthodontics, receiving his Prosthodontics Certification. He became Board Certified in Prosthodontics passing the American Board of Prosthodontics examination.


Fellowships

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • International College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Academy of Dentistry International
  • International College of Dentists
  • American College of Dentists

Presidencies

  • American College of Prosthodontists California Section (1984)
  • American College of Prosthodontists (1991)
  • American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (1992)
  • Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists (1992)
  • American Board of Prosthodontics (2002)
  • Academy of Prosthodontics (2010)
  • Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation (2013 – 2016)

Military Service

Dr. Eggleston practiced prosthodontics at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., achieving the rank of Major. He had the honor and privilege of providing extensive dental treatment for six returning POW’s from Vietnam.


Scholarly Activities, Professional Activities and Honors

Dr. Eggleston has continued in the field of education since graduation from dental school. He has been on the faculty at U.S.C. as a Clinical Associate Professor since 1976. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and has given dental courses in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific and the Middle East.

In 1995, Dr. Eggleston was elected by his peers to the American Board of Prosthodontics. This is an eight member board with one prosthodontist chosen each year for an eight year term. The American Board of Prosthodontics conducts the examination to confer Board Certification for prosthodontic specialists.

In addition, Dr. Eggleston has served as a dental expert for the California Board of Dental Examiners in reviewing patient complaints to the Board.

In 1996, Dr. Eggleston was appointed by the Dean and approved by the University President to the U.S.C. School of Dentistry Board of Councilors. The Board counsels the Dean in matters of strategic planning for the dental school. Dr. Eggleston is serving in his 20th year on the Board.

2015 Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics Fred E. Gulick Distinguished Life Member Award
2013 – 2016 President, Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation
2013 American College of Prosthodontists Private Practice Award
1996 – present Member, U.S.C. School of Dentistry Board of Councilors
2002 – 2011 Dental Expert, California Board of Dental Examiners
2010 – 2011 President, Academy of Prosthodontics
2009 – 2010 President Elect, Academy of Prosthodontics
2008 – 2009 Vice President, Academy of Prosthodontics
2009 Chair, Academy of Prosthodontics Scientific Program
2008 Chair, Academy of Prosthodontics Fellowship Committee
2007 Chair, Academy of Prosthodontics Policy Committee
2005-2008 Member, Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics
2004-2007 Member, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Appeal Board
2001-2003 Member, Board of Directors Pierre Fauchard Academy, Southern California Section
1998 The First American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Service Award
1997-2001 Chair, Dentistry Associates Board of Directors, U.S.C. School of Dentistry
1996 Chair, Academy of Prosthodontics 1996 Local Arrangements Committee
1995-2000 Consultant, American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs
1995-1997 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Peer Review Committee
1995-1996 Member, Academy of Prosthodontics Oral Health and Dental Practice Committee
1995-1996 Chair, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Membership Committee
1995-1996 Chair, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Table Clinics Committee
1995-1996 Member, Pierre Fauchard Academy Credentials Committee
1995-1996 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Implant Program Subcommittee
1995 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Scholarship Committee
1994-1998 Executive Councilor, Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
1994-1995 Member, International College of Prosthodontists Public and Professional Relations Committee
1994 Chairman, Annual Program Planning Committee, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
1993-1997 Member, University of Southern California Orange County Planning and Development Council
1993-1996 Member, Board of Directors, University of Southern California Dentistry Associates
1993-1995 Chair, Academy of Prosthodontics Current Issues Committee
1993-1994 Chair, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Policy Committee
1993 Recipient, Second Annual Vin Jorgensen Award for volunteer service and commitment to Hoag Hospital through foundation programs
1993 Chair, Ticket Sales for the 1993 Christmas Carol Ball fund raiser for Hoag Hospital
1993 Member, American Dental Association OSHA Task Force
1992-1995 Member, Academy of Prosthodontics Photography Committee and History and Records Committee
1992-1995 Board of Directors, Hoag Memorial Hospital Foundation 552 Club
1992-1995 Associate Editor, Journal of Prosthodontics
1992-1994 Member, American Dental Association Council on Dental Research
1992-1994 Chairman, American College of Prosthodontists Liaison to the ADA House of Delegates Committee
1992-1993 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Chicago Office Committee
1992-1993 Chairman, American College of Prosthodontists Nominating Committee
1992-1993 President, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1992-1993 Member, Academy of Prosthodontics President’s Advisory Committee
1992 President, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation
1991-1995 Member, Annual Program Planning Committee, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
1991-1992 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Committee for Strategic Planning
1991-1992 President, American College of Prosthodontists
1991-1992 Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1991-1992 President-Elect, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1991 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Nominating Committee
1991 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Annual Session
1990-1993 Member, Academy of Prosthodontics Current Issues Committee
1990-1991 President-Elect, American College of Prosthodontists
1990-1991 Member, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Policy Committee
1990-1991 Chair, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Constitution & By-Laws Committee
1990-1991 Vice-President, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1990 Chair, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Scientific Program Committee
1989-1992 Chairman, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Prosthodontic Nomenclature Committee
1989-1992 Chairman, California Dental Association Council on Dental Research and Developments
1989-1992 Member, Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations Recruitment and Retention Committee
1989-1991 Chairman, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Ad Hoc Committee for Prosthodontic Education of Health Professionals
1989-1991 Chairman, Orange County Dental Society Program Committee
1989-1991 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Constitution and By-Laws Committee
1989-1991 Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations/American College of Prosthodontists ADA Specialty Council
1989-1991 Chair, American College of Prosthodontists Budget Committee
1989-1990 Vice-President, American College of Prosthodontists
1988-1994 American College of Prosthodontists Delegate to the Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations
1988-1993 Member, Board of Directors, American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation
1988-1991 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Peer Review Committee
1988-1991 Member, Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations Nominating Committee
1988-1990 Secretary, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1988-1989 Secretary, American College of Prosthodontists
1988-1989 Member, Orange County Dental Society Budget and Finance Committee
1988 Consultant, Academy of Denture Prosthetics Current Issues Committee
1988 Pierre Fauchard Academy Nominations Committee
1987 Chairman, Local Arrangements Committee, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists 1987 Annual Meeting
1986-1989 Member, California Dental Association Council on Dental Research and Developments
1986-1987 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Committee to Search for an Executive Director
1985-1988 Executive Councilor, American College of Prosthodontists
1985-1986 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Committee for the Evaluation of Specialty Listing by Non-Specialists
1985-1986 Member, California Dental Association Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee
1985 Member, California Dental Association Reference Committee on Dental Care for the 1985 House of Delegates
1984-1992 Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Annual Session Registration
1984-1989 Editor, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Newsletter
1984-1988 Chairman, American College of Prosthodontists National Peer Review Committee
1984-1987 Executive Councilor, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1984-1987 Member, Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations Oral Health Committee
1984-1986 Member, Orange County Dental Society Budget, Audit, and Finance Committee
1984-1986 Member, American College of Prosthodontists Ad Hoc Committee for Computer Utilization
1984-1985 President, American College of Prosthodontists California Section
1984 Chairman, Committee on Rules and Order, California Dental Association House of Delegates
1984 Senior Orange County Dental Society Delegate to the California Dental Association House of Delegates
1983-1985 Member, Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
1983-1984 Vice President, American College of Prosthodontists California Section
1983 Member – Delta Dental Plan of California Superiority of Service Panel
1982-1988 Chairman, Dental Care Committee, Orange County Dental Society
1982-1987 Delegate to the California Dental Association House of Delegates
1982-1983 Liaison for the Orange County Dental Society to the Auxiliary of the Orange County Dental Society
1981-1985 Member, Orange County Dental Society Public Relations Committee
1981-1983 Secretary, American College of Prosthodontists California Section
1981-1982 West Coast Spokesperson, Dental Gold Institute
1981-1982 Secretary, Orange County Dental Society
1981 Chairman, Prosthodontic Peer Review Committee, American College of Prosthodontists California Section
1980-1986 Chairman, Prosthetic Dental Care Programs Committee, American College of Prosthodontists
1980 Board Member at Large, Orange County Dental Society
1979-1983 Faculty, Odontic Seminar, U.S.C. School of Dentistry
1979-1980 Chairman, Program Committee, Orange County Dental Society
1977-1979 Chairman, Continuing Education Committee, Orange County Dental Society
1976-1979 Member, Continuing Education Committee, American College of Prosthodontists

Research

  • Eggleston DW, Martinoff JT: Correlation of electro-acupuncture point measurement with traditional diagnosis. Institutional Review Board – The Holmes Center, Los Angeles, California, 1982.
  • Sullivan GS, Eggleston DW, Madill PV, Martinoff JT, Kroening RJ: Evoked electrical conductivity on the lung acupuncture points in healthy individuals and confirmed lung cancer patients. Institutional Review * Board – U.C.L.A. Human Subject Policy Committee approval #82-12-561, 1982.
  • Eggleston DW, Nylander M, Suffin SC, Martinoff JT, Rieders MF: Correlation of dental amalgam with mercury in brain tissue. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Research and Education Committee approval October, 1985.
  • Landesman HM, Eggleston DW, Martinoff JT, Strauss FG: The effect of dental alloys on the immune system. Institutional Review Board – U.S.C. Research Committee approval #03305, 1984-1987.

Publications

  • Eggleston DW: Advantages and use of the remount for fixed prosthodontics. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 43:627-33, 1980
  • Eggleston DW: The interrelationship of stress and degenerative diseases. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 44:54l-4, 1980
  • Eggleston DW: Biocompatibility of base metal alloys for dental restorations. Orange County Dental Society Impressions 1:6-7, February, 1981
  • Eggleston DW: CDS procedure codes for casting alloys for porcelain veneering. Orange County Dental Society Impressions 3:11-5, September, 1982
  • Eggleston DW: Preferred Provider Organizations (P.P.O’s). Orange County Dental Society Impressions 5:8-10, April, 1984; The American College of Prosthodontists Newsletter 12:2-3, Spring, 1984
  • Eggleston DW: Effect of dental amalgam and nickel alloys on T-lymphocytes: Preliminary report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 51:617-23, May, 1984
  • Sullivan SG, Eggleston DW, Martinoff JT, Kroening RJ: The blind measurement of evoked electrical conductivity on the lung acupuncture points in healthy individuals and confirmed lung cancer patients: a research evaluation. American Journal of Acupuncture 13:261-6, September, 1985
  • Strauss FG, Eggleston DW: IgA nephropathy associated with dental nickel alloy sensitization. American Journal of Nephrology, 5:395-7, 1985
  • Eggleston DW, Nylander M, Suffin SC, Martinoff JT, Rieders MF: Correlation of dental amalgam with mercury in brain tissue. Journal of the California Dental Association 15:39, 1987. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 58:704-707, December, 1987
  • Eggleston DW: A sign of the times, transition of dental infection control techniques. Journal of the California Dental Association 17:44-5, August, 1989
  • Eggleston DW: Dental Amalgam: A Review of the Literature. The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 10(9):500-5, September, 1989
  • Nylander M, Friberg L, Eggleston D, Bjorkman L: Mercury accumulation in tissues from dental staff and controls in relation to exposure. Swedish Dental Journal 13(6):235-43, November-December, 1989
  • Eggleston DW: Caution on Amalgam Issue. CDA Update 3(1):2,12, January 15, 1991.
  • Eggleston DW: Medical Waste Management in a Dental Office. Dentistry Today 11(6):38-9, August, 1992.
  • Eggleston DW: Improved Laboratory Results for Fixed Restorations Using Sequential Tooth Preparation. Journal of Prosthodontics, 9:47-49, March, 2000.
  • Eggleston DW: “Gummy Smiles,” Biologic Width and Laser Surgery: A Patient Study. Orange County Dental Society Impressions, 29-35, March/April 2012.

Philanthropy & Community Activities

Dr. Eggleston actively supports his community. In 1993, he received the Hoag Hospital Vin Jorgensen Award for community service to Hoag Hospital. In addition, Dr. Eggleston is a recognized donor to Hoag Hospital and a Presidential Associate at U.S.C. Favorite charities include Smile Train, Wounded Warriors, the USO, and Angelitos de Oro.

Since 1983, Dr. Eggleston and his family have supported foster children in Mali, West Africa, and Kenya, East Africa.