Dr. Martha Ann Keels received her dental degree, certificate in pediatric dentistry and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 1991, she established the Pediatric Dental program and served as division chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Duke Children’s Hospital for 25 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and holds fellowships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She was elected to membership in OKU as a dental student. She has served on the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry; the Council for Clinical Affairs and Scientific Affairs for the AAPD and the Science Committee for IAPD. She served as the chair of the Section of Oral Health in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) from 2004- 2010. She was awarded the 2020 Special Achievement Award from AAP. She was the recipient of the NIH Dentist-Scientist Award and is a PI for an 11 year NIH grant studying caries risk assessment in 1300 children from age 1. She also studies dental acid erosion and periodontal disease in pediatric patients.