Dr. Harold C. Slavkin
Professor, USC School of Dentistry
Dr. Harold C. Slavkin is one of the dental profession's most prominent leaders in the areas of education and research. Dr. Slavkin is Dean Emeritus and G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Professor of Dentistry at the University of Southern California's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and former Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Slavkin has received the ADA Gold Medal for Research, Pierre Fauchard Gold Award, the Gies Award for Education, and six honorary degrees from universities around the world (Montreal, Peking, Connecticut, Maryland, Georgetown, New Jersey Medical & Dental). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences and is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.