Dr. Cochran is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry. He is a Board Certified Periodontist and is a past President of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Dr. Cochran is currently President of the ITI and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ITI. Dr. Cochran is an active basic science and clinical researcher who has received funding from both the NIH-NIDR and private industry. Dr. Cochran received an honorable doctorate degree from the University of Bern due to his contribution to implant dentistry in 2010.