Dr. Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD

Dr. Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers received her Bachelor’s and DDS degrees from the University of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago campuses respectively), 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 councilor for the local NC-AADR chapter, IADR Craniofacial Biology Group councilor, vice-president and president; immediate past chair of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs, and Co-Chair of the AAOF PARC. She is currently an associate professor in UNC 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, and she is the recent winner of the ADEA Gies and IADR National Student Research Group Mentor awards for teaching and mentoring.