“He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and beyond.” I am a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School (magna cum laude). I was voted “The Dentists’ Dentist” by my classmates and received The University of Maryland Pediatric Dentistry Award. From 1975-1981, I attended Northwestern University where I completed a post-graduate degree residency program in Orthodontics and received a Master of Science (M.S.) as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Oral Biology. Following my specialty training in Orthodontics and attaining my Ph.D. degree, I was appointed as the Program Director of Graduate Orthodontics at Northwestern University Dental School. In 1986, I was promoted to the rank of Full Professor with tenure and in 1987 I was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics and Co-Director of the Cleft Palate Institute.
From 1981-1993, I was a full time academic professor at Northwestern University Dental School where I held joint appointments in the Departments of Oral Biology, Orthodontics, Cell and Molecular Biology and the Cleft Palate Institute. I was elected into the Sigma Xi Research Society (an honorary research society) and selected to present my scientific work to the American and International Associations of Dental Research, Gordon Research Conferences, the American Association of Orthodontists, American and International Cleft Palate Associations’ Symposiums, and the American Academy of Periodontology, and a principal speaker at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. I have been an invited guest lecturer to numerous study groups, notably the Seattle Study Club National Meeting in Hawaii, 2016. My lectures have reached beyond the United States borders, to such locations as: Acapulco, Mexico; Milano, Italy; and Monte Carlo, Monaco. I enjoy teaching others about Orthodontics. I have lectured at the University of Birmingham, South Carolina, Louisiana State University, Louisiana, New York University, New York, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, Northwestern University School of Speech and School of Medicine. On February 24, 2017 I was a principal all day speaker at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting sponsored by the Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Society of Orthodontists at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Currently, I lecture to the graduate orthodontic residents at Marquette University, Wisconsin.