Dr. Donly is currently professor and chair of the Department of Developmental Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio. Previous positions include professor and associate director of the Center for Clinical Studies at the University of Iowa, associate professor, Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and associate professor, The University of Texas Medical School. He received his D.D.S. in 1984, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1986, and M.S. in 1986 from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Donly is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is past president of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and past chair of the Public Information Committee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He also is on the Board of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation and the American Dental Association Foundation. He has published more than 250 chapters, manuscripts and abstracts associated with pediatric dentistry and dental restorative materials research and clinical utilization. Presently, he is a principal investigator on a Program Project sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He has received grants or research support from the 3M, ESPE, Premier, Bisco, GC, Dentsply, Ivoclar, Kerr, Procter and Gamble, Church and Dwight, Optiva, Oral-B, Enamelon, Atrix Laboratories, Inc. and Guidor companies.