Dr. Lewis Cummings, a Houston native, graduated from dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He continued his education with a residency in periodontics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, where he earned a Masters of Science in Oral Biology. Throughout his residency, Dr. Cummings received advanced training in dental implants, hard tissue grafting and oral plastic surgery. While in Lincoln, Dr. Cummings began research in tissue engineering and now lectures internationally in this field. In conjunction with lecturing, Dr. Cummings teaches advanced surgical courses on hard and soft tissue regenerative techniques for oral rehabilitation utilizing both dental implants and natural teeth. Currently, he maintains a progressive periodontal practice in Kingwood, Texas, treating traditional periodontal disease with a special emphasis on minimally invasive techniques for oral rehabilitation and dental implant therapy. He has held associate clinical professor positions with both the University of Texas Dental School at Houston and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, teaching soft tissue graft and dental implant surgical techniques in the post-graduate programs. He has also instructed courses at the American Institute of Implant Dentistry in Washington, DC, and the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, TX, teaching advanced periodontal plastic surgery and dental implant procedures to dentists from around the world.