Dr. Mark Wong is Professor and the Bernard and Gloria Katz Endowed Chair 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 a Past-President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and 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 where he serves as the Co-Director of the Craniofacial Focus Group for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Wong is the author of over 70 peer reviewed articles, 17 book chapters and 1 textbook on regenerative medicine and has served on a number of educational and research committees for AAOMS.