Harris Contos received both his BA in Economics and DMD degrees from Tufts University, and his MBA in Health Care Management from Wharton. His health care career has been wide-ranging including hospital administration, tobacco control, elder driver safety, and more recently, environmental noise control. In dental health, he has been on the workforce and planning committees of the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition, on the executive committee of the Oral Health Excellence Collaborative for Cape Cod & The Islands, and he has headed up a community water fluoridation effort in Yarmouth, Mass., which would have been the first such community on Cape Cod to benefit from that public health measure. A past member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, he has presented on oral health and health reform at the National Oral Health Conference. He is also on the executive committee of the American Association for Community Dental Programs, where he writes the legislative and policy column for its quarterly publication “The Bellwether.” His “Open Wide” column on oral health has been a part of the “Wharton Healthcare Quarterly” since its inception. He is presently doing research for his book From Plato to Platelets: Essays in Health Policy.