Iain Chapple, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST, is a professor and head of periodontology at the School of Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK). He is an honorary consultant in restorative dentistry with Birmingham Community Health Trust, University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust, and Birmingham Children's Trust. Chapple has published more than 200 research papers and written and edited seven textbooks and several book chapters. He served as president of the International Association for Dental Research Periodontal Research Group in 2007 and is currently secretary general of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and UK Oral and Dental Research Trust. Chapple also co-chairs the EFP workshops on research and education.