The Fred Ferguson speeches on the link between poor oral health and chronic health problems advocate for healthy lifestyle choices and preventative care. Dr. Ferguson is a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine Department of Children's Dentistry and Associate Professor of Pediatric Medicine University Hospital at Stony Brook University. He also acts as the director for Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Program, the Pediatric Dental Infectious Disease Program and the Carniofacial Cleft Palate Center. His career has been focused on the education of students, dentists and medical professionals since 1975. He specializes in different areas of pediatric oral health and care.
He has run an active dental practice since 1975. As mentioned in the Fred Ferguson speech, he also acts as a lifestyle coach.