Professor of Periodontology and Director of Laser Education at Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine. He is the founder of the Laboratory for Periodontal-, Implant- and Phototherapy (LA-PIP) at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. He is also Professor (Prof. Dr. med. dent.) for Oral Surgery/Implant Dentistry in Frankfurt/Germany; Fully trained in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery in Germany and NY; Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany; Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Stony Brook University (2012-2014); Professor for Clinical Dentistry at the Univ. of Rochester/NY (2007-2012); Professor and Director of Laser Sciences at NYU (2004-2007); Fellow of the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Osseointegration, Int. College of Dentists, ICOI, ITI Foundation, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Int. Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. Editorial Board Membership in various peer-reviewed journals; more than 350 publications, 4 books; over 500 presentations worldwide; International scientific collaborations and teaching activities globally; lecturer in more than 50 countries; T.H. Maiman Award Recipient for best Laser Research 2016 by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.