William R. Proffit
received his dental training at the University of North Carolina (USA), a PhD in physiology
from the Medicial College of Virginia, and a MS degree in orthodontics from the University
of Washington (USA).
Since 1975 he has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics
at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and in 1992 he was named
Kenan Professor, a distinguished professorship in the university.
He is the author of Contemporary Orthodontics, now the most widely used textbook
in orthodontics, and co-author of two books on surgical orthodontics.
Other publications include some 125 scientific papers in refereed journals and more
than 20 book chapters and invited contributions.