Dr. Lyndon Cooper is the Dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. He was formerly the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago and served as Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cooper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and served as the 2010 President of the American College of Prosthodontists and later he served as the Chair of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation. He received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award, the IADR’s 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology, the IADR/AO Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award, and the 2016 Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists’ Schweitzer Award for Research and was awarded the 2022 Dan Gordon Award for lifetime achievement by the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Cooper remains active in research and patient care and is focused on enhancing dental education, providing for dental therapeutic excellence, and improving access to oral health care.