Jeryl D. English, DDS, MS, was appointed chair and program director of the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston on September 1, 2001. He was a professor and the former program director of the Orthodontic Department at Baylor College of Dentistry prior to this appointment. Dr. English has a broad range of clinical interests in treating orthodontic patients, including surgical orthodontic interdisciplinary and functional treatment.
Dr. English earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1971 and received his orthodontic specialty certificate and a Master of Science degree in oral biology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1976. He was board certified in orthodontics in 1984 and recertified in 2003. Dr. English served in the United States Army Dental Corps from 1971 until his retirement in 1995. His numerous assignments included Commander, Dental Units in Operation Desert Storm; Commander of the Pacific Dental Service Support Area and US Army DENTAC-Hawaii; Commander and Chief of Orthodontic, US Army DENTAC-Berlin and Orthodontic consultant to the Chief of the US Army Dental Corps. Dr. English was appointed in the Orthodontics Department Baylor College of Dentistry in 1995 and maintained a part-time private practice in orthodontics in Dallas until 2001.
Currently, Dr. English serves on the American Board of Orthodontics as Director from the Southwestern Society of Orthodontics and will serve as ABO President 2010-2011. He is chair of the ABO Written Examination Committee. Dr. English is a consultant for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and serves as an Orthodontic Specialty Site Visitor. He also served as an ADA committee member for the Part II National Board Dental Examination test construction. Dr. English served in the American Association of Orthodontists, serving on the Council of Scientific Affairs (COSA) from 2001-2009 and Council on Orthodontic Education (COE) from 2005-2010. Dr. English has served as reviewing section editor for the Quintessence International Journal of Orthodontics; and as ad hoc reviewer for The Angle Orthodontist and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Some of his memberships include the American Dental Association and its component organization, American Dental Education Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, American Association for Dental Research, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, and the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. English has been a recipient of numerous, teaching, mentoring and research awards, from various institutions and professional organizations. In 2005, Dr. English served as chair of the ABO Orthodontic Symposium for all graduate orthodontic programs in the Unites States and Canada. In May 2006, he will serve as the Scientific Program Co-Chair for the American Association of Orthodontists Annual meeting. Dr. English has written numerous orthodontic abstracts, articles and book chapters. In 2009, he published an orthodontic text book entitled Mosby's Orthodontic Review. He is widely recognized as a speaker in orthodontics on the national and international level. Dr. English has made significant contributions to the dental and orthodontic communities.