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Adjunct Professor

University of North Carolina

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Orthodontics

University of North Carolina

Chairman of the Department

University of North Carolina

Kenan Professor and Chairman

University of North Carolina Orthodontic Department

Education



American Board of Orthodontics

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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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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 Ortho Voice | Dr. William Proffit | The Voice of Excellence | Grow your orthodontic practice | orthodontic conference at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Voice of Excellence
Evidence-based treatment: what do we really know at this point?
This series will be delivered at the Opening General Session each year at OrthoVOICE. Our first lecture in this series will be presented at OrthoVOICE 2011 (Oct. 20-22) and we are proud to announce Dr. William R. Proffit will be the speaker. Dr. Proffit is the Kenan Professor and Former Chairman at the University of North Carolina Orthodontic Department. Dr. Proffit exemplifies excellence in orthodontics and has made many contributions to the profession globally.
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William R. Proffit, Kenan 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 published in ten languages, and co-author of Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity and two other books on surgical treatment. Other publications include over 170 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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The ideal time to start would be as early as age 7," according to Dr. William Proffit, a professor at the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry.


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For children with Class II malocclusion, commonly referred to as an overbite or buck teeth, ''there is no advantage to starting early,'' according to Dr. William Proffit, a professor at the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill.

Proffit said that was the conclusion of ''three major, randomized clinical trials comparing the outcomes of treatment'' for younger versus older children.
''Early treatment is more costly both in terms of the amount of money you have to pay and the number of visits you make, and there is a greater burden of treatment with no benefit for most children,'' he said.
Proffit was the author of one of the three studies that looked at early treatment for Class II malocclusion, with the other two done by researchers at the University of Florida and in the United Kingdom.
But Proffit emphasized that early treatment is beneficial for other conditions, such as a Class III malocclusion, commonly referred to as an underbite, where the lower jaw is too big or the upper jaw is too small. ''You're trying to change growth and your window of opportunity has run out by age 10. The ideal time to start would be as early as age 7,'' Proffit said.
The largest group of children getting orthodontic treatment in the U.S. are those with Class I malocclusion, with crowded teeth that are either crooked or protrude. For this group, Proffit said, ''early treatment works, but you have to do two phases of treatment. So they're going to be in treatment for four years - a first phase, then a vacation, and a second phase.''
Proffit said there is one overarching reason to start early no matter what type of treatment the child will need, and that's when teeth are so crooked or unattractive that ''the child is really being teased and harassed and has psychosocial problems,'' he said. ''Most preadolescent kids shrug it off, but some kids are really bothered by it.''

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