Dr. Richard Stevenson earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986 from UCLA, a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2001 from UCLA, and obtained Board Certification from the American Board of Operative Dentistry in 2008. He has been mentoring students to achieve superior results on Board Examinations and Entrance Exams since 1992. His work as a mentor of five Richard V. Tucker Study Clubs, combined with teaching at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels at UCLA have forged his commitment to excellence and passing on the knowledge to others. Dr. Richard Stevenson’s laudatory history with teaching has garnered him “Teacher of the Year Awards” from numerous classes at UCLA including the prestigious ADA Golden Apple Award for Teaching. Dr. Richard Stevenson is a graduate of the famed Kois Center, and a Faculty in both the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum, and Implant Continuum. He maintains a private practice within the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry in the area of Multidisciplinary Complex Restorative Rehabilitations including Esthetics and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Richard Stevenson started SDS in 2015 in order to “fill the gap” between traditional education and real world clinical dentistry for practicing dentists, and to elevate the skills, knowledge and success rates of international dentists with a quest of entering dental school in the United States.