Dr. Wetreich’s Curriculum Vitae

Name:   Gary Scott Wetreich

Office Address: One Washington Street Suite 204 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Work Phone:  (781) 237-0871

Work E-Mail:  garywetreichdds@gmail.com

Work FAX: (781) 237-0871

Place of Birth: New York, New York

 Education

1975

B.S.

Zoology

University of Maryland

1978

D.D.S.

Dentistry

New York University College of  Dentistry

       

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1978-1979 Resident in General Dentistry / Prosthetic Dentistry St. Luke’s Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • 1979-1981 Fellow in Prosthodontics Dentistry Harvard School of Dental Medicine

 Faculty Academic Appointments

  • 1979-1981 Clinical Fellow Prosthodontics Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 1983-1994 Clinical Instructor Prosthodontics Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 1986-2006 Clinical Instructor Restorative Dentistry & Biomaterials Science Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2006-2012 Assistant Clinical Professor Restorative Dentistry & Biomaterials Science Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institutions 

  • 1979-1981 Resident Prosthodontics V.A. Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA
  • 1982-1988 Assistant in Surgery Dentistry Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 1983-1994 Consultant Prosthodontics V.A. Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA

Major Administrative Leadership Positions

  • 1999-2005 Co-Director of Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics Course in Applied Occlusion and Case Review Seminar Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 1999-present Director of Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics Course in Fixed Prosthodontics & Practical Occlusion Treatment Planning Seminar Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2006 Director of Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics Course in Applied Occlusion and Case Review Seminar Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Committee Service

  • 1999-2004 Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Promotions Committee Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 1999-2004 Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Curriculum Review Committee Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2003-2004 Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Outcomes Assessment Committee Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Professional Societies

  • 1978-1984 Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • 1981-present Metropolitan District Dental Society, Member
  • 1981-present American Dental Association, Member
  • 1981-present American College of Prosthodontics, Member
  • 1981-present Federation of Prosthetic Organizations, Member
  • 1981-present Massachusetts Dental Society, Member
  •  1986-1987  Member, Geriatric Committee
  • 1982-present Harvard Odontological Society, Member
  • 1985-present Charles River Dental Society, Member
  • 1991-1992 Charles River Dental Society, Member  President
  • 1990-present Academy of Osseointegration, Member
  • 1992-present American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Member
  • 2000-present American College of Dentists, Fellow


Honors and Prizes
           

  • 1978 Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Honor Society to promote and recognize scholarship and character among Universtiy Dental Students),  New York University
  • 1978 The Long Island Academy of Odontology Award, New York University 
  • 1999 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2000 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2001 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2002 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2003 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2005 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Report of Local Teaching and Training

Teaching of Students in Courses

  • 1981 Occlusal Appliances, Pre-doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine  (2-hr sessions per wk for 4 wks)
  • 1986 Introduction to Implant Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 8 wks)
  • 2001-2004 Attachments and Precision Removable Partial Dentures Pre-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per year)

Formal Teaching of Residents, Clinical Fellows and Research Fellows (post-docs)

  • 1987 The Relationship of Occlusion & Periodontal Health Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 3 wks)
  • 1987 Diagnosis & Treatment of Facial Pain Post -Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 2 wks)
  •  1988 Periodontal Occlusion Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 2 wks)
  • 1988 Occlusion & Occlusal Equilibration Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2-hr session per wk for 3 wks)
  • 1989 Occlusion & Temporo-Mandibular Joint Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 4 wks)
  • 1990-2006 Multidisciplinary Case Presentation Seminar Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine(1-hr session per wk for 12 wks)
  • 1999-present Fixed Prosthodontics & Practical Occlusion-Treatment Planning seminar Post-Doctoral Students Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 18 wks)
  • 2000-present Applied Occlusion Post-Doctoral Residents Harvard School of Dental Medicine (3-hr session per wk for 4 wks)
  • 1982-1999 Supervising clinical activities Harvard School of Dental Medicine 102 hours per year
 

Laboratory and Other Research Supervisory and Training Responsibilities

  • 1982-1999 Supervising laboratory training Harvard School of Dental Medicine 102 hours per year

 Formal Teaching of Peers

  • Jan. 1990- Dec. 1990 Prosthodontic Review of Selected Topics Four 3-hr sessions CE Course for International Dentists  Harvard School of Dental Medicine Boston, MA

 Report of Regional, National and International Invited Teaching and Presentations

 Regional 

  • 1983 TMJ Syndrome: Its relationship to Facial Pain Invited lecture Boston, MA Boston University School of Dentistry
  •  1983 TMJ Syndrome: Diagnosis and Examination Invited lecture Boston, MA Boston V.A. Outpatient Clinic
  •  1983 Immediate Dentures-Overdentures: The Transitional Stages of Treatment Invited lecture West Metropolitan District Dental Society Natick, MA
  • 1983 Diagnosis and Screening for Tempormandibular Joint Dysfunction for the Dental Hygienist Invited lecture Forsythe School of Dental Hygiene Boston, MA
  •  1985 Overdentures for the General Practitioner Invited lecture Massachusetts Dental Society Natick, MA
  • 1987 Vital Root Retained Dentures Invited lecture Metropolitan District Dental Society Natick, MA
  • 1987 Occlusion and its Role in Endodontic Therapy Invited lecture The Endodontic Study Club, Boston Boston, MA
  • 1989 All Ceramic Partial Coverage Restorations Invited lecture Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
  • 1990 Restorative Alternatives for Posterior Teeth Invited lecture Massachusetts Dental Society Boston, MA
  • 1990 Cosmetic Alternatives in Prosthetic Dentistry Invited lecture Cape Cod Dental Society Meeting Dennis, MA
  • 1990 New Restorative Frontiers Invited lecture Massachusetts Dental Society Boston, MA
  • 1990 Boston, MA Porcelain Onlays Invited lecture V.A. Outpatient Clinic
  • 1991 Bonded Posterior Porcelain Restoration Northeast Prosthodontic Society Invited lecture Boston, MA
  • 1991 Improving Laboratory Communications for Improved Quality Control Invited lecture Waterbury, CT Dental Study Club
  • 1992 Planning for Failures, Achieving Success: Treating the Compromised Dentition Invited lecture The Endodontic Study Club, Boston
  • 1992 Planning for Failures, Achieving Success: Treating the Compromised Dentition Invited lecture The Providence, RI Dental Society
  • 1997 Implants: Improving Predictability and Biocompatibility Invited Lecture Brookline Dental Society Meeting
  • 1999 Maxillary Anterior Single Tooth Replacement  South Shore District Dental Society Meeting Invited lecture Randolph, MA
  • 2000 Restorative Options for the Single Tooth Edentulous Space Invited lecture The Providence RI Plantation Dental Study Club Providence, RI
  • 2000 The Perio-Prosthetic Connection: Esthetic Implant Placement Invited lecture Tufts University Dental School Boston, MA
  •  2002 Meeting the Challenges of the Maxilla Invited lecture Stonehedge Study Club Meeting Tyngsboro
  •  2007 The Maryland Bridge Revisited Invited lecture Parkway/Norfolk Dental Society Norwood
  •  2009 Occlusal Equilibration: Art or Science? Invited lecture The Boston-Seattle Study Club Boston, MA
  •  2009 Hands-on Occlusion Invited lecture The Boston-Seattle Study Club Boston, MA
  • 2010 Implant Prosthodontics-Working Smarter Not Harder Invited lecture Perico Study Club Marblehead, MA
  • 1982 Rubber Base Border Molding Impression Technique for Complete Denture Fabrication Invited lecture Greater New York Dental Meeting, New York 
  • 1986 Immediate Overdentures Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 1988 Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 1990 Porcelain Onlays: The Best of Both Worlds Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 1992 Expert Commentator: TV Esthetics- Porcelain Veneers Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 1994 Treating the Compromised Dentition Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 2003 Improving Implant Esthetics by Utilizing Innovative Laboratory Technology Invited lecture The Northeast Gnathological Society New York
  • 2005 Mastering Implant Prosthodontics Invited lecture Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Boston, MA
  • 2003 Integration of Innovative Laboratory Technology with Restorative Implant Dentistry Invited Lecture Academy of Osseointegration, Boston, MA

Report of Clinical Activities and Innovations

 Current Licensure and Certification

1979-present

Dental License, New York

1981-present

Dental License, Massachusetts

 Practice Activities

Clinical

Private Practice

Wellesley, MA

 From the time I started my private practice in 1982, it was limited to Prosthodontics.  In 1984 I moved my practice to Wellesley, Massachusetts where I remain in solo practice.  I believe my balance between academics and private practice has set an example that many former students have followed.

I work closely with my own lab technician, which enables us to provide a unique integration of high esthetics for our demanding patients.  I have always encouraged students to visit my office to observe chairside so that they can gain practical insight into the complexities, challenges, frustrations and rewards of private practice. Throughout my career, I have mentored many post-graduate students, trying to ingrain a philosophy of providing the highest quality of patient care regardless of the level of difficulty or cost.  My objective is to provide each student with a unique outlook on managing complex and comprehensive care while integrating the practice management skills necessary to run a full-time private practice.

 Clinical Innovations

 2002    “The House Technique:  Complete Denture Fabrication and Esthetics

 Video lectures and a clinical step-by-step sequence of all aspects related to examination, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up in a totally edentulous patient. (25 hours)

 Report of Technological and Other Scientific Innovation

 Due to private practice commitments, my research activity has been limited to small personal bench studies on stone expansion and improving laboratory technology.  I made improvements on a die model system, which increases the efficiency and accuracy of both implant and conventional prosthetic dentistry.

 I developed a new method and material for gingival retraction, which improves the ease and accuracy of impression making.

 Report of Education of Patients and Service to the Community

Activities

       Year(s)                                                   Role                                            Organization or institution

1985-1995

Dentist/ Mentor/ Volunteer providing free dental treatment in a community-based facility for homeless and runaway adolescents.

 

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

2010-Present

Founder/Mentor of a study club for general dentists with a mission to share new techniques and technologies in an open form of questioning and learning.  Clinical dental and practice management skills are covered with an emphasis on personal growth and improvement.

Dental Improvement Study Club (DISC)

Report of Scholarship

Publications

  1.       Rissin L., Wetreich G. Utilization of elastomeric materials to evaluate the accuracy of cast restorations prior to cementation. J Prosthetic Dent. 1983; 49(4): 585-6.

 

Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials in print or other media

2002 Curriculum Offering

“The House Technique:  Complete Denture Fabrication and Esthetics”

Video lectures and a clinical step-by-step sequence of all aspects related to examination, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up in a totally edentulous patient. (25 hours)

 Narrative Report

Since 1983 I have taught continuously in the post-graduate prosthodontic program. From 1985 through 1999 I represented the prosthetic faculty as mentor in the weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Seminar, a course in which orthodontic, prosthodontic and endodontic fellows presented complex, ongoing treatment of patients and were critiqued for their proposed treatment plans and level of patient care. From 1999 through 2006, I co-directed or directed the Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Seminars.  
 


 In 2000, I stopped supervising fellows in direct clinical patient care, as a shortened morning clinic left insufficient time to teach individual students the technical and theoretical complexities required for each patient. Instead, I initiated a Prosthetic Treatment Planning Seminar, where ideal and comprehensive patient care is taught. Through this collaboration, there is now time to stimulate the learning process by discussing actual methodology, philosophy and sequencing of treatment. 
 


 During my years at HSDM I have lectured in continuing education courses for both local and foreign dentists and have given selective yearly lectures and mini-courses to the undergraduate and post-graduate dental students on such varied subjects as TMJ dysfunction, dentures, precision attachment partial dentures and implant prosthodontics and occlusion. I have actively encouraged and supervised students to undertake small clinical research projects and write articles in dental journals, as well as encouraging them to present table clinics and presentations at both local and national meetings. During the 2002 academic year, I recorded a 4 disc DVD course entitled “The House Technique: Complete Denture Fabrication and Esthetics”, which was intended to be used in the undergraduate and post-graduate dental curriculum. Currently, I am continuing as course director and lecturer in the Fixed Prosthodontics and Practical Occlusion and Treatment Planning Seminar.