Joel H. Berg, DDS, MS, is a professor and dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. A pediatric dentist with more than 20 years of experience, he is also the former president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Berg has authored or co-authored more than 100 abstracts, articles, and chapters, and is co-editor of the textbookæEarly Childhood Oral Health. One of his main research interests is innovative new technologies for the early detection of caries. Berg is also aæDimensions of Dental HygieneæEditorial Advisory Board member.