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Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry

ISSN: 1179-1357

Professor Christopher E. Okunseri

Professor Okunseri

Director of the Predoctoral Program in Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Dr. Christopher E. Okunseri is a professor (with tenure) and Director of the Predoctoral Program in Dental Public Health at Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. He is also an adjunct professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and the President of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Dr. Okunseri received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the University of Benin, Edo State Nigeria. He obtained a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Dental Public Health from the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University College London, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. He completed a residency program in dental public health at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York. Furthermore, Dr. Okunseri holds a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Okunseri is engaged in patient care, research and teaching at the pre-doctoral and graduate levels, and his research interests include epidemiology of oral conditions, behavioral science and health services research especially among the underserved, disadvantaged and racial/ethnic minority populations. He has received intra- and extramural research funding as an independent investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration and other foundations. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals, as well as several abstracts and reports. In addition, Dr. Okunseri served as coeditor of a book, reviews journal articles for more than two dozen medical and dental journals and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry and the Journal of Dental Research - Clinical and Translational Research. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry Journal, an online open-access dental journal.

Dr. Okunseri is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He serves on various state, national and international executive committees, and is the Past President of the Behavioral Epidemiologic and Health Services Research group of the International Association for Dental Research. He was one-time secretary/treasurer of the American Association for Public Health Dentistry. At the university level, Dr. Okunseri serves on several committees and is the Immediate past chair of the Marquette University’s Institutional Review Board and the university’s Committee on Research.

In addition to his many responsibilities, Dr. Okunseri practices general dentistry at Marquette University School of Dentistry’s Faculty Practice.

Editorial Board

Flávio H. B. Aguiar, Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Division of Operative Dentistry and Clinics; Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Luiz Eduardo Bertassoni, DDS PhD. Division of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, School of Dentistry Center for Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine Oregon Health and Science University

Florian Beuer MME, Department Chair, Department of Prosthodontics, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Brian Bisase, Consultant Maxillofacial/H&N Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK

Ronald S. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Associate Professor within the Department of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washinton, DC, USA

Don Callan, Associate Professor, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate Team, University Of Arkansas Medical Science, Little Rock, AR; Guest Lecturer, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Chun-Hung Chu, Professor and Associate Dean (External Relations) Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Hong Kong

Richard Cure, Head of Dentistry Studies, Course Director, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Alexandrina Dumitrescu, PhD, Private practice, Bucharest, Romania

Katarzyna Emerich Professor, DDS, PhD, hab, Paediatric Dentist; Head and Clinical Director: Schulzahnklinik Uster-Greifensee, Switzerland.

Kavish A Gurjar, Senior Dentist and Implantologist at State of the Art Dental Group, USA.

Andrew Joiner, Unilever Oral Care, R&D Port Sunlight, Bebington, Wirral, UK.

Shaul Lin, Professor, The Israeli National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research, Gertner Institute, Tel Hashomer, Department of Endodontic, Rambam Health Care Campus Technion, Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. 

Joseph J. Massad, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Tennessee Health Center, Memphis, Tennessee, School of Dentistry, Memphis; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Dentistry, San Antonio; Associate clinical Professor University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Mutlu Özcan, Professor, University of Zurich, Head of Dental Materials Unit, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science, Zurich, Switzerland

Prashanth Panta, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

Sarah Pollington, Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK.

Heidrun Schaaf, Private practice, MKG am Theater Giessen, Germany.

Paulette Spencer, Ackers Distinguished Professor and Director, institute for Bioengineering Research, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA.