Dr. David L. Cochran is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received his D.D.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Medical College of Virginia. He was trained in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also obtained a second master's degree. He recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland.
Dr. Cochran is currently professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry. Prior to his appointment at San Antonio, Dr. Cochran was director of Postgraduate Periodontics at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Cochran is a member of many professional dental organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry.
Dr. Cochran has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts on various periodontal, biochemistry, and implant topics. He has received awards for his research work at both the national and international levels. Dr. Cochran is an active basic science and clinical researcher who has received funding from both the NIH-NIDCR and private industry.