Richard J. Simonsen is Dean and Professor at the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, Sharjah, UAE. His dental education was completed at the University of Minnesota in 1971, where he was also later granted his Master’s degree in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Cardiology. He was the founding dean of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Simonsen has authored three textbooks and numerous scientific publications, the latest being a chapter on ethics in Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry, Vol 1, (Elsevier 2014). He has lectured in over 30 countries and is the developer of the Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR) procedure and the etching of porcelain for esthetic and restorative procedures. He is the Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.