Dr. Charles Cobb graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry in 1964. He received a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology, both from UMKC in 1966. Following two years of active duty with the U. S. Navy, Dr. Cobb returned to school at GeorgetownUniversity, graduating in 1971 with a Ph.D. in Anatomy. After graduation from Georgetown, he held teaching and research positions at Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Cobb devoted 15 years to full-time private practice in periodontics and 17 years to academics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, has published over 200 peer-review articles and presented over 200 programs at regional, national and international meetings. He recently concluded one year as the Interim Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program at UMKC. Lastly, Dr. Cobb retired from the U. S. Army Reserves with the rank of Colonel and is one of the few Reservists to be inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.