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An interview with Peter H. Buschang

Gerson Luiz Ulema Ribeiro. Helder Baldi Jacob

Dr. Peter Buschang is regent professor and director of orthodontic research. He has been at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry since 1988. Dr. Buschang received his PhD in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin; he spent 3 years as a NIDR postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut, and ive years as a FRSQ scholar at the University of Montreal. Every year, Dr. Buschang teaches in 16 diferent courses, 7 of which he directs. In addition to more than 100 lecture hours per year, he spends hundreds of hours mentoring students. For his teaching eforts, Dr. Buschang was awarded the Robert E. Gaylord Award of Excellence in Orthodontic education in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. He also gives 1-2 day evidence-based CE courses throughout the world. The residents he has taught recently honored him by pledging to fund the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship of Orthodontics. His research interests pertain to craniofacial growth and assessment of treatment efects. Dr. Buschang has been funded regularly over the years by the Medical Research Council of Canada, Fonds de le Recherche en Santé du Québec, the NIH, and the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation. He has mentored over 140 Master’s and PhD students, and 49 dental students. Dr. Buschang has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters and 198 abstracts. He has given over 150 invited talks and lectures in 14 diferent countries. For his work with the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Buschang was awarded the Earl E. and Wilma S. Shepard Award. Dr. Buschang is the only non-orthodontist ever to have been made an honorary member of both the American Association of Orthodontics (2005) and the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics (2009), the two most prestigious orthodontic groups.

How to cite: Buschang PH. An interview with Peter H. Buschang. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 Nov-Dec;19(6):26-36. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176- 9451.19.6.026-036.int - Enviado em: 12 de agosto de 2014 - Revisado e aceito: 29 de agosto de 2014

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