Martin Frederik Land received his dental degree from the Rijksuniversiteit of Utrecht in 1975. Dr. Land holds a specialty certificate in Fixed and Removable Partial Prosthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry degree from Indiana University. His parents, Johnny and Magretha Land, were Dutch dentists. His father, who earned a DDS degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1939, encouraged him to pursue postgraduate studies in the United States. In 1978, on completion of his training, Dr. Land joined the department of Occlusion and Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where he served as assistant professor until 1982. From 1982-1993 he was Director of Postgraduate Combined Prosthodontics and Chair of the department of Fixed Prosthodontics at Loyola University Chicago, School of Dentistry in Maywood, IL. In 1993, he became head of Fixed Prosthodontics at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, and served as Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1995 to 2002. He was promoted to the rank of professor in 1999. Dr. Land is author of more than 50 refereed publications, research abstracts and chapters, and is co-author and editor of “Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics”, now in its fifth edition, and translated in ten languages. Dr. Land is the recipient of the 2005 Stephen H. Leeper Award in recognition of innovation and excellence in dental education, awarded by the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. In 2017 he was awarded the George H. Moulton Award recognizing his significant impact and contribution to the art and science of fixed prosthodontics and his lifetime service to the field. He has served as Chair of the Section of Fixed Prosthodontics of the American Association of Dental Schools, as President of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Nu Xi Chapter, as President of the John F. Johnston Society for the Advancement of Prosthodontics, and as 2008 President of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.