Raymond P. White, Jr., DDS, PhD
Dalton L. McMichael Distinguished Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- PhD, Anatomy, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, 1967
- DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, 1962
Ray White is Dalton L. McMichael Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He served as dean of the Adams School of Dentistry from 1974 to 1981 and associate dean of the UNC School of Medicine from 1981 to 1992.
Before coming to Carolina, White was chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky, and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and assistant dean for administrative affairs at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.
White completed his surgery residency, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his PhD at the Medical College of Virginia after finishing a pre-med curriculum at Washington and Lee University.
White has received numerous awards and honors including: the Distinguished Service Scroll Award and the Meritorious Service Award from the North Carolina Dental Society; the John C. Brauer Award from the Dental Alumni Association; the William Gies Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; the Research Achievement Award and the Torch Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation; the W. Harry Archer Award from the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the Distinguished Educator Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1982. White has been assistant editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and coeditor of the Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. His peer reviewed publications span his academic career of more than 50 years.
White is an experienced clinical investigator who has focused for most of his career with world-renowned orthodontist, William Proffit on treatment of dentofacial deformity. Along with Proffit and Glenn Reside, he has designed and produced a series of distance learning educational experiences relative to the interest of the specialty.
Currently White is an investigator in a series of clinical trials designed to fill gaps in our knowledge on topics current in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Clinical research topics related to orthognathic surgery, third molar management, biofilm, clinical trials, periodontal disease, quality of life, surgery
Availability to Mentor
Undergraduate/college student, graduate student, undergraduate DDS or DH student, and junior faculty member