Dr. Powers graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in chemistry in 1967 and a Ph.D. in dental materials and mechanical engineering in 1972. He was a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry from 1972-1988. He was Professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston from 1988-2005. Since 2005, he has been Clinical Professor of Oral Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Powers received an honorary Ph.D. from the Nippon Dental University in 2011. He received the E.B. Clark Award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) in 2012. He received the 2013 IADR Distinguished Scientist – Wilmer Souder Award. He was named AADR Fellow and SCAD Fellow in 2016. Dr. Powers has authored more than 1000 scientific articles, abstracts, books, and chapters. He is Publisher of Dental Advisor. He is co-author of the textbook, Dental Materials – Foundations and Applications, and co-editor of Craig's Restorative Dental Materials and Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry. He serves on the editorial boards and is a reviewer for several dental journals. He has given numerous scientific and professional presentations in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia.