Dr. Clark Stanford DDS, Ph.D. is UIC Distinguished Professor and Dean, The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a secondary appointment the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering. He received his BS (1984), DDS (1987), Certificate in Prosthodontics and Ph.D. (Cell Biology; 1992) from the University of Iowa. He was on the Iowa faculty until 2014. He is the author of 24 chapters and more than 150 papers. He is the recipient of 15 academic awards including the 2007 State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (2007).