Sharon Gordon, PhD, DDS, is dean of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She earned her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and completed a two-year GPR at Medical Center Hospital—San Antonio. She earned an MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins University. As a research staff scientist, she directed research training, career development and educational programs at the NIDCR, NIH. She served as the inaugural research dean and department chair for foundational sciences at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gordon is board certified in Dental Public Health. At the national level, she serves as a reviewer for NIH study sections and president of the American Board of Dental Public Health.