Mark Cannon, DDS, MS
Western Regional 2024 Speaker
Immediate Past President, AAOSH Board of Directors
Title: "Why AAOSH? We Save Lives Every Day"
Speaker Bio: Mark L. Cannon is a Professor of Otolaryngology Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, an Attending Physician at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to being the founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove (1981); he is the Research Coordinator of the Pediatric Dental residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Cannon has 40 years of experience in pediatric dentistry and has presented lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cannon has presented guest lectures at the University of Athens, Greece; Sao Paulista State University; UNESP, Aracatuba, Brazil; University of Texas- Houston; the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Yonsei University, Beijing Medical University; CES (Medellin, Colombia) and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
He has had presentations to the following organizations: I.A.D.R./A.A.D.R., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, the Academy of Dental Materials, the World Congress of Biological Materials, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Association of Asia, Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, Mexican Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
He lectures on many oral health topics, including evolutionary oral medicine, the gateway microbiomes, biologic and bioactive dental materials (patents owner), probiotics, and all aspects of everyday Pediatric oral health. Dr. Cannon has humbly accepted two invitations from the Karolinska Institutet, first to the Nobel Forum (2016) and second to the Nobel Assembly (2017). Most of all, Dr. Cannon is the proud father of five, all of whom are very accomplished. He is also a very proud grandfather!