Neil L. Frederiksen earned both a B.S. and D.D.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. (Radiation Biology) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He held positions in oral radiology at SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and the University of Detroit, Detroit, MI. He retired as professor and director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas. At Baylor he was responsible for the establishment of the Maxillofacial Imaging Center, a facility that provides for the diagnostic imaging needs of both the College and referring clinicians.