Welcome to Chasolen Education

Welcome to the Chasolen Education & Research Center. I developed the Center in 2007 as the result of my perceived need to discuss and pass on the education, knowledge and experience I have accumulated in my 25 years of as a student, clinician and educator. I am a clinical dentist with a specialty degree in Prosthodontics and formal fellowship training in Implant Prosthodontics. The Center provides dentists and their teams with evidence and clinical based information and interaction that allows the opportunity for the dental practitioner to achieve the highest level of treatment outcome for each individual patient in their practice.

Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. Howard Chasolen graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1991. He earned a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics and a fellowship certificate in Implant Prosthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1991 to 1994. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is a Past President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Florida Prosthodontic Association and The Sarasota County Dental Association as well as being appointed to the faculty at the University of Florida in the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency Program. He has restored over 25,000 units of crown and bridge, 1,100 full arches, and 12,000 implants. His practice is limited to Prosthodontics and is located in Sarasota, Florida.

My Perspective

In the early 2000s, I noticed that many of the lecture circuit gurus were no longer primarily making their living at the chair. With that absence comes a disconnect from the issues that face clinical dentists every day. My perspective is both clinical and academic. I enjoy a busy clinical practice of 170 days per year at the chair experiencing today’s real complex clinical issues. I have reconstructed over 1000 full arches on the most involved perio/restorative/implant/tmd patients in a multidisciplinary setting. I also enjoy a part-time faculty position at the University of Florida working with the Residents in the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency program. I train the private practice dentist in a variety of settings including hotel-based seminars, in-office smaller group workshops, on-line web-based formats and one-on-one interaction.

I wanted to share my experiences with the profession: the principles and approaches that have allowed me to help thousands of patients, the experiences that have led to occasional compromised outcomes, and what I have learned from those experiences. The reality of the significance of occlusal philosophies and their impact on short term and long term treatment outcomes. Guided implant prosthetics and the gammit of immediate loading. My experience with restorative materials and long term prognosis. Adhesive dentistry and the foundation that adhesive cores provide for all future restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Telescopic periodontal/prosthetic reconstruction when implant reconstruction is not an option. The management of parafunction post treatment. The integration of instrumentation and technology into simple and complex dentistry. And all of the components, including interpersonal patient management, that are needed in today’s restorative dental practice to make a successful dental practitioner and a successful treatment outcome.

The Goal of Chasolen Education

The goal of my education center is to educate dentists and their teams so that they may help their patients and provide appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, planning, treatment and management the FIRST TIME. Much of my clinical dental practice is treating the unfortunate referred patient that has already been unsuccessfully treated elsewhere several times. This just shouldn’t and doesn’t have to happen. My personal mission through the education center is to influence as many dentists as possible, in a positive fashion, and help them incorporate principles of restorative dentistry that will enhance their lives and their patients lives.


The Support Team

Maryellen Roy has been the Executive Director of Chasolen Education for 8 years. Through her executive training and experience, she has led the growth of Chasolen Education from its initial boutique footprint to a leading international education center leading the profession in advanced dental education in prosthodontics.

She was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey but has spent most of her years on the West Coast of Florida. She has two high school children who excel in academics and athletics.

Maryellen has spent many years understanding and perfecting the concierge education experience. This is evident from the relationships she has forged with thousands of attendees at our programs over the years and the repeat business and success of Chasolen Education. She’s a true partner in the success of our programs.