Dr Presswood graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch. UTHSC, and interned in the US Navy. He entered private practice in Houston. He has been an active leader in several dental societies and associations. He is awarded the Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of Amicron Kappa Upsilon. He has written and co-authored over 100 dental scientific or practice administration/philosophy papers published in Dental Clinics of North America, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Continuum II, and various state and local journals and co-written two text books. He has lectured and taught at over 360 major meetings in Europe and North America, Caribbean, Australia and Mexico. He is an associate professor at the Universtity of Texas at Houston Dental Branch and involved in extensive biomechanical research.