David W. Paquette, DMD, MPH, DMSc,is professor and associate dean for education at Stony Brook UniversitySchool of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, NY. He is active in many international and national organizations including American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Education Association, and AmericanDental Association. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Periodontology. Paquette's major research interests include clinical trials, novel interventions for periodontal disease, and the interplay between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, particularly cardiovascular disease and obesity. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and practices periodontics in Stony Brook, NY.