Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he serves as the Division Head of Periodontology, the Director of the Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontology and the Director of Continuing Professional Education. Dr. Kim is a past recipient of both Distinguished Junior and Senior Faculty awards from Harvard. In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth. He has published 109 manuscripts and 25 book chapters. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts.