Dr. Edgard El Chaar is currently the Director of Post Graduate Program in Periodontics at Lutheran Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, and the surgical Director at the Continuing Education Dental Implant Program at the New York University College of Dentistry. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He has a thriving private practice on Park Avenue in New York City that specializes in dental implants, periodontal disease and periodontal cosmetic surgery.
Dr El Chaar is originally from Beirut, Lebanon, and has a Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery from New York University. He moved to New York in 1994 to complete his post graduate education in Advanced Periodontics at New York University which he finished in 1997, and he received a Masters degree in Oral Biology from New York University in 2000. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
He is fluent in three languages (French, English and Arabic) and travels several times a year to lecture internationally on behalf of the New York University Continuing Education Program. He is a consultant for Zimmer Implant Corporation and for Medtronic. He has recently lectured in Moscow, Dubai (UAE), Spain, Greece, Japan, Lebanon, France, Taiwan, South Korea, Ibiza and Poland on the latest advances and techniques in dental implants and aesthetic site preservation.
Dr. El Chaar was also a Major in the U.S. Army. He is dedicated to the Army Dental Corps where he still lectures in their specialty program in Periodontics. During his military career he has served several tours at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Gordon in Georgia, Fort Irwin in California, and Fort Hood in Texas.
Dr. El Chaar is the Treasurer of the "Friends of Saint Joseph University." (Jesuit Alumni)
Dr. El Chaar is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of OsseoIntegration, and the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is a member and a fellow of ITI, International Team for Implantology, member and fellow of the AAID, American Academy of Implant Dentistry. His personal passions include tennis, sailing, skiing, flying mono-engine planes and spending time with his family.