Dr. Brian Mealey is the graduate program director and director of the Specialist Division in the Department of Periodontics at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He received his D.D.S. in 1983 from UT Health San Antonio, his M.S. degree from UT Health San Antonio in 1990, and his certificate in Periodontics in 1990 from Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Mealey served more than 21 years on active duty in the United States Air Force, including positions as the chairman of the Department of Periodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center, the program director of the U.S. Air Force Periodontics Residency and the Chief Military Consultant in Periodontics to the Air Force Surgeon General. Dr. Mealey has published extensively in the scientific literature, with an emphasis on inter-relationships between oral and systemic health. He is co-editor and author of the textbooks Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery and Implants (2004, Elesevier Publishing), and Periodontal Medicine (2000, B.C. Decker Publishing). Dr. Mealey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. He currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology.