Dr. Powers is a graduate of the University of Michigan, earning a BS in Chemistry in 1967 and a PhD in Dental Materials and Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He was a professor at the University of Michigan School Of Dentistry from 1972 to 1988 and at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston from 1988 to 2005. He is currently Professor of Oral Biomaterials at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston as well as Senior Vice-President of Dental Consultants, Inc. Dr. Powers co-founded THE DENTAL ADVISOR in 1983, and continues his role as Editor of the publication. Dr. Powers is a member of the American Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials. Dr. Powers is an investigator on scientific protocols evaluating adhesives, composites, impression materials, and cements. Dr. Powers has authored more than 980 scientific publications. He is editor/author of three books: Craig's Restorative Dental Materials, Dental Materials - Properties and Manipulation, and Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry. He lectures internationally on research in dental materials. Dr. Powers lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, Susan.