George E. WhiteDDS, PhD, DBA, MAGD, FAAPD, FICD
Dr White has developed many new techniques in a variety of areas in pediatric dentistry. He worked with the inventor of the electronic caries detector, clinically tested it using National Institute for Dental Research grants and finally brought it to market. He developed new cavity preparations for micro dentistry using air abrasion and later laser technologies.
In the area of functional jaw orthopaedics, he developed several new appliances to gain a better quality of treatment with a shorter time of treatment. One of these appliances, named, Ultrabloc, allowed for the advancement of the mandible, while a precise new vertical of the face was established, and the teeth were aligned with an orthodontic means. For the treatment of facial distortions, he developed an appliance called the MRI (maxillary rotation and intrusion), which allowed the clinician to control the movement of the maxilla in three dimensions.
He is able to organize material that to others seem unrelated to provide a coherent picture of the data. This is first seen in his highly acclaimed book, Dental Caries: A Multifactorial Disease. His organizational skills are seen in the organization of the department, textbooks on pediatric dentistry and on functional jaw orthopaedics, develop and run a dental journal, do innovative research, and teach his students.