Dale Howes is the Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the University of the Witwatersrand and in part time private prosthodontic practice, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the immediate past president of the ISMR (International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation), serves as treasurer on the board of the ICP (International College of Prosthodontists), invited fellow of the International academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation (IAOFR). He is the founder member of the P-I Brånemark Institute of South Africa as well as the Face Value Foundation Trust, a Public Benefit Organisation dedicated to enhancing head and neck treatment and rehabilitation through comprehensive multidisciplinary care, research and education. He was awarded the Premier Award of the South African Dental Association (2016) and the I.Y. Sendulskogo Commemorative Medal of the Russian Partnership of Head and Neck Oncology Specialists for outstanding achievements in medicine. (2015). He has Awarded Best Presentations at the Nobel Biocare World Congress 2005 and the Academy of Osseointegration Boston 2008. He has developed innovative implant fixtures and components to solve hard and soft tissue constraints facilitating screw retained implant prostheses.