Dr. David A. Covell, Jr. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the Oregon Health & Science University. He received his D.D.S. from the Ohio State University (1991) and his orthodontic specialty training and an M.S.D. at the University of Washington(1993). Prior to entering the field of dentistry, he received an M.A. in Biology from S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (1986). He was an N.I.H. postdoctoral fellow at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. Positions previously held by Dr. Covell include Instructor in Anatomy, Ohio State University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor and Director of Orthodontic Research,University of the Pacific School of Dentistry; and Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Orthodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Dr. Covell’s present research interests include animal models and clinical studies investigating facial growth and orthodontic treatment effects.