Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS, is a professor and director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She is a diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow in the International Team for Implantology. She has served as the president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs, and on multiple national and regional organized dentistry committees. She currently serves as an AAP District III Trustee, as a Board member for the ADA’s Science and Research Institute, and on numerous AAP and ADA committees and task forces. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral health care.