Robert S. Betz

Robert S. Betz

DDS, Captain, (Ret.) USPHS


Periodontal Fellowship – Naval Regional Dental Center (NRDC), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1974 – 1975.


New York University School of Dentistry, New York, New York.
Part Time Clinical Instructor Periodontics. Teaching experience in Undergraduate and Graduate Periodontal Clinics, 1987 – 1992.

U. S. Coast Guard (USCG), Governors Island, New York, New York. Head, Dental Externship Program – 1987 – 1992.

Supervised Senior Dental Externship Students who provided comprehensive dental treatment to Coast Guard dependents

Indian Health Service (IHS), Claremore, Oklahoma, Continuing Education Instructor in Periodontics 1992 – 1996

Provided Continuing Education for Oklahoma Area IHS Dental Officers.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and Center for Biologics (CBER), 2000 – 2015.


Naval Regional Dental Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dental Officer, 1972 – 1975.

Naval Air Station, Memphis Tennessee, Head, Periodontics Department, 1975 – 1976.

Naval Regional Dental Center, Newport, Rhode Island, Head, Periodontics Department, 1979 – 1982.

U. S. Coast Guard Dental Clinic, Governors Island, New York, Periodontics Department. 1987 – 1992.

Indian Health Service Hospital, Claremore, Oklahoma, Head, Periodontics Department, 1992 – 1996.


U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Regulatory Review Dental Officer. Reviewed dental device submissions for a wide range of dental products, including Premarket Notifications, Investigational Device Exemptions, Premarket Approval Applications, Humane Device Exemptions, Health Hazard Evaluations, Classification Petitions and Device Reclassifications.

Inter – Center Consults Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

Presented FDA position papers at FDA Dental Products Panel Advisory Meetings.

Assisted in drafting Section 800 citations in the U. S. Code of Federal Regulations, FDA responses to Congressional Inquiries, and Dental Products Guidance Documents

FDA Liaison to the American Academy of Periodontology.

Interacted with representatives of the Medical Device Industry during the submission review process and at American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meetings.


Diplomate (Retired), American Board of Periodontology
Member (Active), American Academy of Periodontology
Member (Retired), American Dental Association
Kansas Periodontics License (Retired)
Kansas Dental License (Retired)