AAO Designates Annual Session Lecture Slot in the Memory of Dr. William R. Proffit

Posted: November 13, 2018
Edited by Orthotown staff

ST. LOUIS—In the wake of the unexpected passing of orthodontist William Proffit, DDS, PhD, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced that the 2019 annual session planning committee has designated his scheduled lecture period as the William R. Proffit Memorial Lecture—Sunday, May 5, from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m.

Kevin O’Brien, BDS, FDS, DOrtho, PhD, of Manchester, United Kingdom, has accepted an invitation to give the lecture and will present “Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant: A Retrospective on Bill Proffit.”

O’Brien is a professor of orthodontics at the University of Manchester Health Science Center, where he received his dental degree and completed the orthodontic residency program. He also lectures internationally and is an active researcher who has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he publishes Kevin O’Brien’s Orthodontic Blog, which is read internationally and focuses on scientific topics and discussion pertinent to the specialty.

The 2019 Annual Session will take place in Los Angeles, May 3 to 7.

For more information, visit aaoinfo.org.

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