Dr. Mark Wong is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where he also serves as the Director of Residency Training. Dr. Wong is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the Past-President of the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His clinical and research interests are focused on reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering of bone and the biomechanical characterization and regeneration of the temporomandibular joint. His research is funded by the NIH and the Department of Defense. Dr. Wong has served on a number of educational and research committees for AAOMS.