DMD – cum laude Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1977
MD – University of Connecticut, 1982
JD - Rutgers, 1995
MBA – Loyola of Maryland, 2000
Diplomate of American Board of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
American Association of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Dental Association
American College of Surgeons
American College of Dentists
Pierre Fauchard Society
North Carolina Dental Society
Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
International College of Dentists
National Dental Association
Hispanic Dental Association
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, particularly implants, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate surgery, maxillofacial trauma, oral and facial infections, microneurosurgery of the trigeminal nerve, medico-legal issues and medical management of the dental and surgical patient.
Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and textbook "Dental Clinical Advisor". Editor of textbooks "Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" and "Oral-Maxillofacial Infections".
Implants, extractions, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate surgery, microneurosurgery, jaw pathology and reconstruction.
Born in Iron Mountain, MI. Lived for 11 years during youth in Memphis, TN. 1970 graduate of Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, CA., B.S. degree from University of California, Irvine in 1973. Cum laude graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1977, and certificate in Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery from University of Connecticut Health Center in 1980. Medical degree from Connecticut in 1982 with one year in Internal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA the next year. Academic positions at Vanderbilt, University of Connecticut, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Maryland, and University of Mississippi before coming to East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine as the founding dean in 2008. Married to Carmen in 1976 and has 4 children and a daughter-in-law.