John Burgess, DDS
Dr. Burgess is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and the Director of The Biomaterials Graduate Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. After completing a General Practice Residency and a General Dentistry Residency in the Air Force, he served as military consultant to the Surgeon General in General Dentistry. He was Chairman of Dental Research and Dental Materials at Wilford Hall Medical Center before retiring from the USAF. Dr. Burgess is a diplomat of the Federal Services Board in General Dentistry and the American Board of General Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and the American College of Dentists, as well as an elected member of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and The American Restorative Academy. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, The American and International Associations for Dental Research, the Alabama Dental Association and the ADA. Currently he is a member of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. A dedicated researcher he has served as the principal investigator on industrial, foundation, state and national grants. Dr. Burgess reviews for four dental journals, is the author of over 300 journal articles, textbook chapters and abstracts and has presented more than 800 continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Dr. Burgess is an active investigator on clinical trials evaluating posterior composites, adhesives, fluoride releasing materials, all ceramic restorations, impression materials and class 5 restorations. He maintains a part-time practice in general dentistry. He has been happily married to Patricia for more than 30 years.