Gary Slade, B.D.Sc., D.D.Ph., Ph.D., is distinguished professor and director of oral epidemiology, Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UNC, he was professor of oral epidemiology at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Slade received a B.D.Sc. from the University of Melbourne, Australia, a D.D.P.H. from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has participated in various epidemiologic achievements, including population oral health surveillance of tooth loss, periodontal diseases and dental caries. Slade has also carried out epidemiological research in orofacial pain, and the impact of oral conditions and dental care on quality of life. Relationships between oral conditions and systemic health, and effectiveness of fluoridation and other health measures for caries prevention are also reflected in his publications, original papers, books and book chapters.