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Background Information

Employment History

9APOC

OrthoVOICE

43rd Indian Orthodontic Conference

Member, Faculty

University of Kentucky

Professor of Orthodontics and Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry

University of Florida

Affiliations

Member
North Carolina Association of Orthodontists

Education

American Board of Orthodontics

BA

University of North Carolina

DDS

MS

orthodontics

University of Washington

PhD

physiology

Medical College of Virginia

Web References (78 Total References)


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William Proffit, DDS, MS, PhD"If you don't understand how things work, you can be fooled.The purpose of my book is to get people to try to understand the basics and then be able to deduce what would make sense for a particular patient."
-William Proffit, DDS, MS, PhD
Proffit speaks perhaps a bit modestly about his comprehensive tome, Contemporary Orthodontics, which has been hailed as a masterpiece and is now a de rigueur text at dental and orthodontic schools worldwide.First appearing in 1986 and now in its fourth edition, the book has been translated into nine languages.One thing about the book that Proffit take special pride in and doesn't mind mentioning is that "it contains over 1,000 new color pictures."
Proffit is also the coauthor of three books on severe dentofacial problems, including Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity, published in 2002.Other publications include some 160 scientific papers in refereed journals and more than 40 book chapters and invited contributions.He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has lectured widely in the United States and overseas.
Like his fellow luminaries Johnston and Gianelly, Proffit selected the academic side of orthodontics, although from the start he reserved 1 day per week to work with patients in a private practice.He's a native of North Carolina (and still maintains the sweet, syrupy accent), and began his higher education at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he received his BA and initial dental training.He then attended the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned a PhD in physiology, and subsequently headed west to pursue his MS in orthodontics at the University of Washington.
In 1965, after serving as an investigator at the National Institute of Dental Research, he joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky, serving as the first chairman of the orthodontics department there.From 1973 to 1975, he was professor of orthodontics and chairman of pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida.
He returned to his alma mater, UNC, in 1975, and has since then served as professor in the department of orthodontics and was department chairman until July 2001.In 1992 he was named Kenan Professor, a distinguished professorship at the university.
At 71, Proffit is a 35-percenter at UNC, teaching and doing research.One of the courses he most enjoys teaching is "Oral Pharyngeal Function," because he believes that most orthodontists are better at anatomy than they are at physiology, and need a greater awareness of the maturational sequence involved in pharyngeal functions such as swallowing, speaking, and breathing."A course like this is important and is not done as often as it should be.Orthodontists need to be aware that they're treating growing individuals."
Like most academics, Proffit is concerned that relevant, scientific information is being routinely ignored by orthodontists who get caught up in empty controversies.He is particularly irked by the clamor over myofunctional therapy, which he believes is essentially bogus."Some orthodontists can be fooled by people selling things in that area.If you understand how things really work, you wouldn't be interested and wouldn't get sucked in." Likewise, he believes there's a lot more controversy about the one-phase versus two-phase issue than there needs to be.
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Despite some misgivings, Proffit believes that orthodontics has come a long way."We treat patients better, and I feel we're in an excellent position at the moment.I'd like to see that continue."
Perhaps the impact of these deans of orthodontics-the respect they've earned and the direction they've provided-is best expressed by former student Tuncay: "The triumvirate of Johnston, Proffit, and Gianelly is principally responsible for the good fortune of orthodontics.


How Johnston, Gianelly, and ...

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How Johnston, Gianelly, and Proffit helped to shape orthodontics

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William Proffit, DDS, MS, PhD
"If you don't understand how things work, you can be fooled. The purpose of my book is to get people to try to understand the basics and then be able to deduce what would make sense for a particular patient."
-William Proffit, DDS, MS, PhD
Proffit speaks perhaps a bit modestly about his comprehensive tome, Contemporary Orthodontics, which has been hailed as a masterpiece and is now a de rigueur text at dental and orthodontic schools worldwide. First appearing in 1986 and now in its fourth edition, the book has been translated into nine languages. One thing about the book that Proffit take special pride in and doesn't mind mentioning is that "it contains over 1,000 new color pictures."
Proffit is also the coauthor of three books on severe dentofacial problems, including Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity, published in 2002. Other publications include some 160 scientific papers in refereed journals and more than 40 book chapters and invited contributions. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has lectured widely in the United States and overseas.
Like his fellow luminaries Johnston and Gianelly, Proffit selected the academic side of orthodontics, although from the start he reserved 1 day per week to work with patients in a private practice. He's a native of North Carolina (and still maintains the sweet, syrupy accent), and began his higher education at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he received his BA and initial dental training. He then attended the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned a PhD in physiology, and subsequently headed west to pursue his MS in orthodontics at the University of Washington.
In 1965, after serving as an investigator at the National Institute of Dental Research, he joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky, serving as the first chairman of the orthodontics department there. From 1973 to 1975, he was professor of orthodontics and chairman of pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida.
He returned to his alma mater, UNC, in 1975, and has since then served as professor in the department of orthodontics and was department chairman until July 2001. In 1992 he was named Kenan Professor, a distinguished professorship at the university.
At 71, Proffit is a 35-percenter at UNC, teaching and doing research. One of the courses he most enjoys teaching is "Oral Pharyngeal Function," because he believes that most orthodontists are better at anatomy than they are at physiology, and need a greater awareness of the maturational sequence involved in pharyngeal functions such as swallowing, speaking, and breathing. "A course like this is important and is not done as often as it should be. Orthodontists need to be aware that they're treating growing individuals."
Like most academics, Proffit is concerned that relevant, scientific information is being routinely ignored by orthodontists who get caught up in empty controversies. He is particularly irked by the clamor over myofunctional therapy, which he believes is essentially bogus. "Some orthodontists can be fooled by people selling things in that area. If you understand how things really work, you wouldn't be interested and wouldn't get sucked in." Likewise, he believes there's a lot more controversy about the one-phase versus two-phase issue than there needs to be.
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Despite some misgivings, Proffit believes that orthodontics has come a long way. "We treat patients better, and I feel we're in an excellent position at the moment. I'd like to see that continue."
Perhaps the impact of these deans of orthodontics-the respect they've earned and the direction they've provided-is best expressed by former student Tuncay: "The triumvirate of Johnston, Proffit, and Gianelly is principally responsible for the good fortune of orthodontics.


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WILLIAM R. PROFFIT

Prof. Proffit holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina, where he was chairman of the department from 1975 to 2001. He is the author of Contemporary Orthodontics, now published in nine languages, and co-author of Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity and two other books on surgical treatment. He has been the winner of Jarabak and Ketchem awards of AAO


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Dr. William R. Proffit, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina, was Chairman of that department from 1975 to 2001. He is the author of Contemporary Orthodontics, now in its 5th edition with translations into twelve languages, and co-author of Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity and two other books on surgical treatment. Other publications include over 190 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 book chapters and invited contributions. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and among other awards has been recognized for excellence in clinical research with the Norton Ross award of the American Dental Association, for teaching excellence with the Jarabak Award of the American Association of Orthodontists, and for contributions to orthodontics with the Ketcham Award from the American Board of Orthodontics.


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