Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, and the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair, was elected president of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists during its recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Wheeler joined the society in 1996 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2001. Wheeler will serve a two-year term as president.
Wheeler earned his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., in 1976. He attended the University of Florida, earning his Ph.D., his D.M.D. and his certificate of Orthodontics from UF. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
By September 1976, Wheeler was a graduate research assistant in the Department of Immunology and Medical Microbiology and the Department of Basic Dental Sciences. During his tenure at the college he has been a research fellow in the Department of Oral Biology, a resident in the Department of Orthodontics, an assistant professor in the departments of Oral Biology and Orthodontics, coordinator of graduate research in the Department of Orthodontics, an associate professor in the departments of Oral Biology and Orthodontics, director of postgraduate orthodontics, director of advanced education, director of advanced and graduate education and an associate professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics.
He became professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics in 1998 and the assistant dean of advanced and graduate education in 2001. In May 2009, he was appointed as the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair.
Established in 1930 in Chicago, the society has more than 660 members across the world.
The purposes are:
–To foster, support, encourage and advance the dental profession and the specialty of Orthodontics.
–To promote excellence in Orthodontics.
–To design and conduct professional meetings at regular intervals for inter-professional discourse in research, clinical practice, and for the dissemination of current knowledge and practice principles in the specialty of Orthodontics.
–To promote and encourage high educational standards for the education and motivation of Orthodontists.
–To provide administrative and judicial duties for the membership of The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists in carrying out their decisions and programs.
–To promote and encourage the members of the Angle Society to participate in research and studies suitable for publication in The Angle Orthodontist.
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