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AHEC Biosketch


Dr. Edward J. Swift, Jr.

Dr. Edward J. Swift, Jr. (More Detail)


Dr. Ed Swift received his D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master's degree in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa. Dr. Swift practiced general dentistry for several years, and has taught at the University of Mississippi and the University of Iowa. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dr. Swift is actively involved in dental materials research, particularly in the area of dentin bonding and other aspects of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. He also maintains a part-time intramural practice devoted to restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Swift is a member of various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the International Association for Dental Research. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. He is also a member of the Dentsply Corporate Education Advisory Board.

Dr. Swift serves on the editorial boards of Operative Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and The Dental Advisor and is the associate editor for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Swift has published over 185 journal articles and has written ten textbook chapters. He has also presented many scientific papers and continuing education courses regionally, nationally, and internationally, and has been recognized as a "Leader in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today.