Dr. Lewis received his BA and DMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He received certificates in both Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from UCLA. He was an associate professor at UCLA and was co-director of both the UCLA Dental Implant Center and the Maxillofacial Prosthetics residency program. He then entered private practice limited to prosthodontics and the restoration of dental implants from 1994 to 2017. He served on the board of directors for the Academy of Osseointegration and was president in 2008-2009 and also served the Academy as Membership Committee chair and Program Committee chair.