Dr. Barry Bartee received his undergraduate education from Abilene Christian University where he earned a B.S. in Biology and then received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. He began his professional career in 1986, practicing general dentistry in Lubbock, TX. After 9 years in private practice, Dr. Bartee completed additional studies at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, receiving the M.D. degree in 1999. Dr. Bartee then returned to private dental practice in Lubbock, with a special emphasis on implant dentistry. Dr. Bartee is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, at Texas Tech School of Medicine and is an adjunct Clinical Professor at Texas A&M – Baylor College of Dentistry. He is on the surgical staff at University Medical Center and the Covenant Health System Surgery Center. Dr. Bartee has a special interest in alveolar bone regeneration, and has authored numerous scientific articles on this and other topics related to implant dentistry. He holds two U.S. patents related to bone preservation following tooth extraction, and has lectured nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Bartee is a member of numerous professional organizations and has served in various leadership positions. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology, and has served as Guest Editor for the Journal of the Texas Dental Association. He is a member of the American Dental Association, theTexas Dental Association and currently serves as Editor for the South Plains District Dental Society. He has served as President of the local component of the Academy of General Dentistry.