Dr. Wright intends to trace the development of behavior management in pediatric dentistry, and to identify major changes in behavior management that have occurred in the past 40 years and how these changes have impacted on dental practice.
- To trace the development of behavior management in pediatric dentistry
- To identify major changes in behavior management in the last 40 years and how these changes impact on practice
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Gerald Wright, DDS was a Diplomate and past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Fellow and past Examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. For his work on behalf of children, he was awarded the metal of Paris in 2001, and in 2004 Honoris Doctoris Causa from the Belarussian Sate Medical University and the Herman Fellowship at the University of Western Australia.
Dr. Wright, born in Canada, received his undergraduate dental education at the University of Toronto and his postdoctoral training at Indiana University. His academic career was based at Western University where he served as Chair of the Division of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and Assistant Dean. He is currently a Professor Emeritus.
During his career, he published five books, numerous articles and book chapters and lectured throughout the world. He has been Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Baylor College in Dallas, Trinity College in Ireland, Ulm University in Germany, and Sydney University, Sydney Australia. Much of his time has been devoted to the development of programs to assist the teaching of the pediatric dentistry in less wealthy nations.
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