Professor and Chair, Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Chan has received both a DMD from the University of the Philippines (1979) and a DDS from the University of Iowa (1988), as well as a Certificate and MS. He has also pursued post-graduate training at the University of Iowa as well as the University of Washington and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Chan has pursued research in many areas of Dentistry, including dental materials and how they interact with the biology of the human mouth. He has authored numerous scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Chan has held faculty appointments at a number of schools apart from the University of Washington, including the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Iowa. He has served on several editorial boards, and committees for various organizations. He is a member of the Asian-Pacific Academy of Dentistry, The Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (Honorary Member), the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association (Eastern District), the International Association for Dental Research, the American Association of Dental Schools Operative and Biomaterials Division, the Hong Kong Dental Association (Overseas Member), the Dental Materials group of the IADR/AADR, the Academy of Dental Materials, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle King County Dental Society.
In 2006 he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Nomination from the Freshman class of the Medical College of Georgia. At the University of Texas Health Science Center he was nominated as Teacher of the Year in the Lab Instructor category in 1997. Also in 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and won a Presidential Teaching Award at the University of Texas Health Center. In 1995 he was recognized in the BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.