Meet Dr. Holtzclaw


About Dr. Holtzclaw

Dr. Holtzclaw is the Chief Clinical Officer of Advanced Dental Implant Center (ADIC). He is focused on advancing the skills of doctors throughout the U.S., including doctors across the Advanced Dental Implant Center network. Each ADIC location features doctors with experience to carry on the life-changing dental care that has been a part of the ADIC tradition since its inception.

Dr. Holtzclaw is a Periodontist who specializes in advanced procedures such as immediate full mouth dental implants, complex cases utilizing Pterygoid and Zygomatic implants, traditional dental implant treatments, bone regeneration, and the treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Holtzclaw has authored multiple implant textbooks including Pterygoid Implants: The Art and Science and Remote Anchorage Solutions for Severe Maxillary Atrophy: Zygomatic, Pterygoid, Transnasal, Piriform Rim, Nasopalatine, and Trans-Sinus Dental Implants

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Long recognized as one of the world’s leaders in full-arch implantology, Dr. Holtzclaw has published over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals in addition to multiple textbooks. Dr. Holtzclaw served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry for 13 years in addition to serving as an editorial board member and/or editorial reviewer for six additional dental journals. With over 200 main podium lectures provided at major dental conferences all over the world, Dr. Holtzclaw has been named a “Leader in Continuing Dental Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine for the past 19 consecutive years. Dr. Holtzclaw is a proud 13-year veteran of the United States Navy.

Diplomate of the American Board Of Periodontology

The American Board of Periodontology was established in 1939 by the American Academy of Periodontology. The mission of the American Board of Periodontology is to advance and elevate the quality of periodontal care through examination, certification, and recertification of periodontists through Diplomate status.

Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology have made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. To achieve Board certification, periodontists must:

Career & Accomplishments

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists – Diplomate
  • American Board of Periodontology – Diplomate
  • United States Navy Postgraduate Dental School – Periodontics Specialty Certification
  • University of Texas Health Science Center – Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
  • Naval Medical Center – General Practice Residency
  • George Washington University – Master of Science Degree
  • Texas A&M Universal – Bachelor of Science Degree

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Periodontics Degree – National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD

General Practice Residency (GPR) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia

Dental Degree (DDS) – University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, TX

Masters Degree (MS in Oral Biology) – George Washington University, Washington DC

Dental Licenses in Texas, New York, and California

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)

Intravenous and Oral Conscious Sedation

Author, Pterygoid Implants: The Art and Science

Author, Remote Anchorage Solutions for Severe Maxillary Atrophy: Zygomatic, Pterygoid, Transnasal,
Piriform Rim, Nasopalatine, and Trans-Sinus Dental Implants.

Co-Editor-in-Chief: The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry

Editorial Board Member: The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry

Editorial Board Member: Clinical Advances in Periodontics

Editorial Reviewer: The Journal of Periodontology

Editorial Reviewer: The Journal of Clinical Oral Implants Research

Editorial Reviewer: European Journal of General Dentistry

Published over 40 articles in peer reviewed dental journals

Authored chapter on Bone Grafting Procedures for International Textbook

Clinical Advisory Board Member: Snoasis Medical

Clinical Advisory Board Member: Community Tissue Services

Recognized Expert on Dental XP – The world’s largest continuing dental education website

Senior Lecturer, Snoasis Medical

Lecturer, Neodent Dental Implants

Past Lecturer, Nobel Biocare Dental Implants

Past Lecturer, MIS Dental Implants

Past Lecturer, Osteohealth

  • Leader in Continuing Education: Dentistry Today Magazine 11 consecutive years (2007-2018)
  • Excellence in Research Award (2007): International College of Dentists
  • US Navy Commanding Officer’s Award for Clinical Excellence – Pearl Harbor, HI (2003)
  • Produced 1st ever video for the American Academy of Periodontology Website (2008)
  • Officially recommended speaker on Oral Reconstructive Surgery by American Academy of Periodontology
  • US Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards)
  • US Navy Achievement Medal
  • US Navy National Defense Medal
  • US Navy Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • US Navy Pistol Sharpshooter (Expert Designation)
  • US Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 awards)
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Congress or Oral Implantologists
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Capital Area Dental Society (Austin, Texas)

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