Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), an international continuing education organization for dental professionals initiated in 1981, and based in Provo, Utah. For many years, thousands of dentists and dental staff persons have participated in PCC courses, and viewed PCC videos. Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published hundreds of articles or books.
Gordon and Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Clinical Research Associates (CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, CRA has conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter. The CRA Newsletter is now read throughout the world in ten languages.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington. In addition to his education pursuits, Gordon practices in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Rella's sons are both dentists. William is a Prosthodontists, and Michael is a general dentist. Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.
Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and ScD, Doctor of Science (Honorary) from Utah State University, and Doctor of Dental Education and Research (Honorary) from Utah Valley State College. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.