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Chung Kau

Chung H. Kau BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, FDSEdin, FDSGlas, FFDIre, FAMS(Ortho), FICD, FACD, ABO

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics, Craniofacial Orthodontist, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Senior Scientist, Global Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Chung H. Kau is Professor and Department Chairman at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Senior Scientist at the Global Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics(US), Specialist Orthodontist on the Singapore Dental Council and the General Dental Council (United Kingdom). He holds full licenses to practice in California, Washington State and Minnesota. In addition, he also has faculty licenses in Alabama and Texas. He serves as the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontia Clinic in partnership with the Children’s Rehabilitation Service and Medicaid of Alabama and enjoys practicing clinical orthodontics with a special interest in Craniofacial Anomalies and Dento-facial Deformities. He is also a researcher with a keen interest in clinical translational research focusing on dent-facial deformities, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, accelerated tooth movement and 4D jaw tracking. At present, he is Principal Investigator on a number of NIH and Industry grants and has a research involvement in excess of US$4+ million dollars. He actively contributes and publishes in the orthodontic literature and has over 400 peer-reviewed publications, conference papers and lectures. He has over 175 invited presentations and lectures in over 50 countries. in 2011, he was awarded the King James IV Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh where he also served as the International Advisor for the USA and examiner for the MFDS and MOrth examinations. He has been awarded visiting Professorships at the University of Debrecen, Nanjing Medical University, University of Szeged and Xi'an Jiao Tong University. He has also been featured on CBS Nightly News, WBRC (Alabama) and ABC33 (Alabama) on various Orthodontic topics.