John H Hardeman DDS, MD is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and has been practicing for 28 years. After a successful career in private practice, Dr. Hardeman has transitioned into an academic position at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry. He currently holds a position of clinical assistant professor and is the program director for the OMFS residency at UF/Shands. He graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, trauma and trauma reconstruction, pathology and implants. He has extensive experience in the area of hard- and soft-tissue grafting in preparation of the oral cavity for future implant placement. Further areas of interest include team organization and preparation for office-based emergencies, and he has created several; web-based programs to facilitate the training of dental teams for unexpected emergencies.