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.
As a Co-Director of Northwestern University Cleft Palate Institute, I have gained a deep understanding of treating children with congenital disabilities and work closely with Dr. Pravin Patel at the University of Illinois and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago.
I have also reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) and the American Association of Orthodontists. With Dr. Perry, I co-authored the textbook: Understanding Orthodontics (Quintessence). I have published numerous articles in such journals as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, The Journal of Developmental Biology and Craniofacial Genetics, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry (see the PDF articles on this website). I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and served as President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists (2003-2004).
I have been fortunate to be elected to a diverse array of associations including: The American Association of Orthodontists, The American College of Dentists, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, The American Society for Cell Biology, American Association of Bone and Mineral Research, The American Association of Developmental Biology and The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Recently, I was inducted into The Association of Medical Illustrators as a Professional Member.
Since leaving an academic career at Northwestern University in 1993, I have dedicated myself full-time to Orthodontics in private practice (West Dundee IL). I am devotedly married to Nancy and we have two sons (Colin and Tristan).
- Reduced Epithelial Surface Activity is Related to a Higher Incidence of Facial Clefting in a/WySn Mice
- The Morphologic and Biochemical Effects of Tensile Force Application
- The Embryology of the Temporomandibular Joint
- Repair of Surgical Clefts of the Hard Palate in Beagles from the Surgical Cleft Repair
- Epithelial Bridging of the Primary Palate from the Journal of Craniofacial Genetics
- A Quantitative Approach from Effects of Force Magnitude on Sutural Model
- Classification Sysem as Featured in The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentisry