Raymond Dionne, PhD, DDS earned a DDS degree and MS in pharmacology at Georgetown University and a PhD in pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia. He conducted clinical pain research at the NIDCR and practiced dentistry part-time in Washington, DC, for 27 years. He is currently appointed as a professor in the Cell Biology department at the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Dionne has been a co-author on more than 200 scientific and educational papers and has edited 5 textbooks and monographs. He is delighted to have returned to the University of Connecticut after 50 years since he graduated and looks forward to contributing to the educational process at UConn Health for a few more years.