Meridian, ID


McRae Dental

Dr. McRae has been recognized as a leading expert in many aspects of dentistry and human behavior. He is a sought out educator that has a unique talent in intermingling academic evidenced based lecture with rich stories and humor that set him apart in the dental industry.

Dr. McRae graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1996. He has since built a successful practice in Meridian, Idaho receiving recognition as the best dental practice in the Treasure Valley. He is a respected lifetime qualified member of the elite Crown Council Dental Association, American Dental Association, International Academy of Dental Implants (IADI), International Academy of Oral Medicine of Toxicology (IAOMT), and International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). 

Early in his career, Dr. McRae received the prestigious Young Dentist of The Year Award from Crown Council. The Crown Council is associated with country music star Garth Brooks, a founding member of the Smile for Life Foundation, has helped raise over $40 million dollars to benefit underprivileged and seriously ill children. He finds great satisfaction in using his talents to bless the lives of those less fortunate. Some of the underprivileged areas of the world that Dr. McRae has served as a humanitarian ambassador includes Africa, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and China. 

Dr. McRae has been a clinical mentor for cosmetic dentistry with the Hornbrook Clinical Education Group since 2005. He has taught aesthetic dentistry both nationally and internationally. Dr. McRae has had his work published in many publications including The Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the President of the International Academy of Dental Implantology (IADI), a diplomate of the IADI, and a fellow of the ICOI. He is the clinical director of implants for Utah Valley Dental Lab as well as the developer of the One Stage Implant with Improved Immediate Loading. 

Dr. McRae counts his greatest accomplishment as being married to his wife Holle and raising a family. Dr. McRae and his wife have been married for 29 years and have four wonderful boys. He has been blessed with his first grandson and loves this new chapter of being a grandpa. Besides spending time with his family, he also enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, competitive sport sharp shooting, and has completed the Ironman triathlon. Dr. McRae participated in the most grueling competition in the shooting sport. It’s called The 24-hour Sniper Challenge. He completed this challenge against many active and retired military teams and has finished in the top 4 at each competition all three years he has participated. 

Dr. McRae has 1 hour to multiple day lectures. All lectures can have a hands on element.

Courses Offered

Lon McRae, DDS is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.

Face-Time for the General Dentist: A Practical Guide to Neurotoxin Protein (NP), Fillers, Facial Aesthetics, and How to Improve Implant Success

Neurotoxin proteins are extremely popular in many aspects of medicine today. The most popular brand is Botox. Botox is the most studied and used medication of its kind in history. This course will show the indications and complications of use of Neurotoxin protein. You will learn how to identify landmarks on patients and how to incorporate NP into your practice. You will learn how to start a Facial Aesthetics center in your practice no matter where you live. This course will show how to use NP with surgery in dental implants especially in one stage implant solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the introduction and history of Neurotoxin Protein (NP)
  • Is Botox the only one to use? Learn all the options today of NP
  • Understand the indications and complications of NP
  • Hands on practice with others on how to place and mark landmarks on patients to stay in the safety zone
  • Learn how to start your own facial aesthetic program in your office
  • What is a One stage implant and how successful can it be
  • One stage implants use of NP and how it can increase your success with implants and other oral surgery.
One Stage Implant with Improved Immediate Loading

Patients today are demanding a replacement of a tooth that can be performed in one day. Most implants are performed because a single tooth is being extracted and most of them are performed in a 3 stage approach leaving the patient without a tooth for up to 12 months. Dr. McRae has developed a technique that can deliver a one tooth replacement in the same day from simple techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a one stage implant—what are the pros and cons?
  • Evidence base for immediate loading and a one stage approach.
  • When to use a 3 stage, 2 stage and a 1 stage technique.
  • How to finish implant cases in one day, both posterior and anterior.
  • Screw retain or cement retained and how and when to use.
  • What are the steps to communicate with the lab for ultimate success?
All on X: From One Implant to Many Implants for a Full Arch Rehabilitation

How to place implants for one tooth, bridges, full arch or full mouth reconstruction. What is the most predictable way to restore our patients with dental implants? Is teeth in a day, same day teeth or smile in a day advertising misleading—is it even possible? Dr. McRae will give you best practice techniques to have you confident in treatment planning these complicated cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to use smile design to help with complicated implant cases.
  • When to use a all-on-4 technique with bone reduction and when to preserve the bone.
  • Immediate loading of single tooth.
  • Bone preservation.
  • How to do an all-on-four with ultimate tissue healing to have limited food invasion.
  • Medical billing.
Facial Aesthetics in Your Practice

Are we just dentists? The word dentist is defined as the study of teeth, but we do so much more than just study or work on teeth. Dr. McRae will use the rational that our scope of practice is more than just teeth. He will show how to use surgical techniques to enhance the facial aesthetics of your patients and increase your cosmetic practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Easy techniques for Botox.
  • Using fillers to accomplish a natural look.
  • PRF and I-PRF.
  • Micro-needling and facial rejuvenation.
  • How to use a nurse practitioner in your aesthetic practice.
  • How to start a skin care line in your practice.
  • How to get medical insurance to help pay.
All Ceramic Implants Really, Why? When to Take a More Whole-health Approach for Some Patients.

When should we not use titanium implants. Is there a danger to our patients from root canals? How do we answer some of the claims of health, patients are presenting to us in an ethical and scientific based approach?

Learning Objectives:

  • What does the evidence show?
  • Use of Titanium Implants and when is it not appropriate.
  • When should we use all ceramic implants and which one should we use?
  • How to place all ceramic implants.
  • What are the limitations of all ceramic implants?
Improving Your Team by Improving Yourself: How Low Self Esteem is Affecting Your Practice and Destroying Your Bottom Line

Dr. McRae has worked with both boys and girls organizations for the last 10 years and has lectured to thousands of teens 14 to18. Improving self esteem even in the media driven world we live in. He brings this knowledge to dental teams to help them understand each other and themselves. You will laugh and possibly cry by this powerful and impactful lecture series.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why do 80% of girls after the age of 12 have a deep decline in self esteem.
  • 33% of population are very dissatisfied with their lives.
  • Body Image, the average American woman is 5’4” and 140 lbs. the average American Model is 5’11” and 117 lbs.
  • How do we define self esteem?
  • Understanding the lie.
  • The Battle in all of us.
  • 10 Scientific steps to rewire your brain for happiness.    

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