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Tom Trinkner, DDS

Thomas F. Trinkner, DDS
Dr. Trinkner maintains a practice emphasizing comprehensive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Trinkner is a teaching associate at The Pankey Institute, and a clinical instructor for the General Residency Program at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He is the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and serves on the editorial boards of Practical Periodontal and Aesthetic Dentistry and Signature.

Office address: 140 Leisure Lane, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Place of Birth: Mt. Vernon, Ohio

• Education

Pre-dental School: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
1975-1979 Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology

Dental School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1979-1983 D.D.S.

• Current Professional Activity

Private Practice: General 80% Limited: Education/ Lecturing 15%
Private Clinic: none
School: none
Research Institute: none
Federal/State Service: none
Hospital Appointments: Faculty Palmetto Richmond Memorial Hospital
Residency Program: 5%

• History of Professional Career

-Private Practice Greenwood, South Carolina 1983-1984
-Private Practice Columbia, South Carolina 1984-Current
-Pankey Institute Levels 1-6 1990-1996
-Baylor College of Dentistry/ Esthetic Continuum 1995-1996
-Baylor College of Dentistry/ Esthetic Continuum Teaching Assistant 1996-1998
-Las Vegas Institute Teaching Assistant 1996-1998
-Pankey Institute Teaching Assistant 1997-current (Levels 1, 3, Esthetic)
-New York University Dental School /Aesthetic Advantage (Dr. Larry Rosenthal) teaching assistant/ lecturer 1998-current
-Pac Live (teaching for Esthetic Dentistry, Dr David Hornbrook, Advanced curriculum, Occlusion) 2000
-Clinical trials for various companies including Ivoclar, 3m, Kavo, Zenith Caulk, Coltene-Waldent, Brasseler, Vivadent, ESPE, and others on new and relevant dental materials 1999-current (no financial ownership or compensation from any company)
-Lectured nationally averaging 25- 30 lectures per year the last 5 years on Esthetic and Functional Dentistry
-Lectured Internationally in Brazil, Austria, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, Puerto Rico, etc. on Esthetic and Functional Dentistry
- Teach live patient hands on training for Dentist/Ceramist taught in my office 2 times/year with International/National Ceramist Matt Roberts. 12 doctors/ 12 ceramists (teaching the Art of design, preparation, fabrication, and functional success of Esthetic Dentistry)
-Lecture Nationally for the Pankey Institute
- 2002 will present to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, thew American College of Prosthodontists, And the American Dental Association National Meeting

• Dental/Scientific and/or Professional Organizational Involvement

- American Dental Association: member 1984-current -American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: Member 1995-1999, Accredited Member 1999-current and Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2001-current
-Pankey Institute Teaching Associate
-American Academy of General Dentistry 1995-current
-Editorial Board of Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry
-Advisory Board of Signature Magazine
-Advisory Esthetic Technique (supplement to Contemporary Esthetics)

• Civil/Cultural/Community Organizational Involvement

Greater Columbia Dental Organization 1984-current (president 1999)
South Carolina Group for Sports Dentistry – 2001 current (founder)

• Publications including Editorials

1. Comprehensive Oral Rehabilitation Using Metal-Free Restorative Materials Following Collaborative Treatment Planning and Laboratory Consultation Quintessence International
2. Prosthodontic Restoration of Vertical Dimension with All-Ceramic Crowns Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry
3. Fluorapatite-Leucite Glass Ceramic Veneers for Aesthetic Anterior Restorations Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry
4. Enhancing Soft Tissue Health and Esthetics through the Placement of All-Ceramic Restorations Oral Health Journal
5. Treatment and Material Considerations for Veneer Restorations Signature
6. The Ultimate Marriage…Doctor, Lab Technician, & Anterior Guidance Aurum Ceramic/ Classic Dental Laboratories
7. Esthetic Restoration of Anterior Dentition with Metal-Free Restorative Material Compendium
8. The Encapsulated Bridge: An Esthetic Alternative for Partially Edentulous Patients – Quintessence Dental Technologies – QDT 2003
9. Completing Intra-oral Mock-Ups for Esthetic Anterior Cases Contemporary Esthetics
10.Clinical and Material Considerations for a Chemotherapy Patient Contemporary Esthetics
11.Aesthetic Restoration with Full-Coverage Porcelain Veneers and a Ceromer / Fiber reinforced Composite Framework Practicial Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry
12.Conservative Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Challenge

• Presentations Including Papers/Clinics

1. Discus Dental – Orlando, Florida – Creating Aesthetic Harmony, October 4, 2001
2. L.D. Pankey – Obtaining Natural Beauty and Health, July 29, 2001
3. Sid International Dental Conference Paris, France – Aesthetic Harmony, March 3, 2001
4. Cologne Germany – Expand Your Horizons and be Amazed, March 28, 2001
5. Florida Dental Congress – Aesthetics & Occlussion, June 14, 2001
6. Palm Beach Florida – Aesthetics Advantage, February 10, 2001
7. Brazil – Aesthetic Harmony from a Functional Approach, April 4, 2001
8. Albuquerque, New Mexico – Art, Science and Function of Aesthetic Dentistry, January 26, 2001
9. Prague & France – Aesthetic Harmony from a Functional Approach, March 5, 2001
10. Lichtenstein & Europe – Science and Art of Porcelain Veneers, June 7, 2002
11. Atlanta, Georgia, Southeastern Conference – The Aesthetic Change, March 13, 1998
12. American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Feb. 2002
13. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, May 2002
14. American College of Prosthodontics – Selective reinforcement of pressed ceramics with internalized framework, November 2002
15. Ivoclar Vivadent (Establishing an Esthetic Practice). Auckland, New Zealand May 13, 2002, Wellington, New Zealand May 14, 2002, Melbourne, Australia May 16, 2002, Sydney, Australia, May 17, 2002
16. American Dental Association 143rd Annual Session – New Orleans, Louisiana – Clinical Communication for Improved Esthetics in General Dentistry – October 19-20, 2002
17. The Encapsulated Bridge: An Esthetic Alternative for Partially Edentulous Patients – L.D. Pankey Institute Esthetic Continuum – January 2003
18. Thomas P. Hinman-Atlanta, Georgia – Enhancing Esthetics While Complying With Functional Guidelines – March 20, 2003
19. Thomas P. Hinman-Atlanta, Georgia – Clinical Communications for Improved Esthetics in General Dentistry, March 21, 2003
20. Thomas P. Hinman – Defining Ceramic Systems for Esthetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 2003
21. Peninsula Hospital / Dental – Nassau. New York, January 9, 2005
22. Yankee Dental Meeting – Boston, Massachusetts, January 29, 2004
23. Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter – 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry – Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2004
24. Fingerlakes Center for Advanced Dentistry – Bonadent, Seneca Falls, New York, March 5, 2004
25. Excellence in Dentistry – Destin, Florida, March 17, 2004
24. L.D. Pankey Institute – Master’s Forum Training, Key Biscayne, Florida, March 22, 2004
25. AACD – Vancouver, April 27, 2004
26. Discus Dental – Las Vegas, Nevada, May 27, 2004
28. International Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, June 9, 2004
29. L.D. Pankey – Key Biscayne, Florida, August 23, 2004
30. American College of Dentistry Induction, Orlando, Florida, September 29, 2004
31. Heritage Dental Lecture, Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 2004
30. L.D. Pankey Institute, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 17, 2004
32. Authentic Dental Laboratory – Austin, Texas, October 23, 2004
33. L.D. Pankey Institute – November 29, 2004
34. Greater Cleveland Dental – Cleveland Academy of Advanced Dental Education, Cleveland, Ohio, January 7, 2005
35. Metropolitan Denver Dental Society – Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, Denver, Colorado--January 20, 2005
36. Chicago Mid-Winter – 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, February 24, 2005
37. Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting – Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 2005
38. Rotsaert Dental Laboratory – Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2005
39. Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry – Peak Lecture, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, April 8, 2005
40. AACD – Nashville, Tennessee, April 14, 2005
41. Alabama Dental Association, Montgomery, Alabama, June 10, 2005
42. International Symposium on Ceramics – San Diego, California, June 24 through June 26, 2005

• Honors and Awards

Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Top 100 Educators in Dentistry- Dentistry Today Magazine 2nd year in a row
Nomination to be the Editor the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Inducted into the American College of Dentistry 2004

-I have a keen interest in the improvement of education in all forms, especially doctor/ ceramist communication.
-I would like to contribute time back to a major Dental School in the form of information stressing the importance of Occlusion.

Clinic Information

140 Leisure Lane
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803.772.9628

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