William Proffit

William Robert Proffit (April 19, 1936 – September 30, 2018) was an American orthodontist.

He was made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1966. Proffit led the department of orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1975 to 2001, and became a W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor in 1992.[1] The American Association of Orthodontists presented Proffit with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research in 2017.[2][3] He taught at UNC until his death in 2018.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "William Proffit". News and Observer. October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dr. William Proffit to Receive First Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research". American Association of Orthodontists. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ Behrents, RG (September 2016). "First recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Orthodontic Research". American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 150 (3): 395–396. doi:10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.07.002.
  4. ^ "Dr. William Proffit, Orthodontic Educator and Author, Dies at Age 82". American Association of Orthodontists. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.