Rade D. Paravina, is a tenured professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and director at the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB). Dr. Paravina has authored/co-edited four books, 15 book chapters, two software programs, one educational CD and more than 270 other peer-reviewed publications (including articles and abstracts). Dr. Paravina is founder and past president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He is a recipient of the 2011 E. B. Clark Award, the SCAD Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2014 Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is Director in the Executive Council of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), and fellow of AAED, SCAD and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and editorial board member for the Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Prosthodontics, and the American Journal of Dentistry.