Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD

Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers received her Bachelor’s and DDS degrees from the University of Illinois, her Orthodontics Certification and PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and continued post-doctoral studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Department of Orthodontics. She has held various national leadership positions including president and councillor for the local NC-AADR chapter, IADR Craniofacial Biology Group councillor, vice-president and president; current chair and member of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs, and board member of the Consortium for Orthodontic Advances in Science and Technology. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and assistant dean of Inclusive Excellence and Equity Initiatives. Her role as an associate professor in orthodontics includes teaching graduate and pre-doctoral level growth and development courses, conducting human genetic studies relevant to orthodontics, supervising graduate clinical orthodontics, and treating patients in the UNC School of Dentistry Faculty Practice.