MS | University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO | 1976
DDS | University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO | 1971
Jeryl D. English, DDS, MS, was appointed chair and program director of the Department of Orthodontics at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry on Sept. 1, 2001. He retired July 1, 2023, after 22 years of distinguished service and was appointed Chair Emeritus.
Dr. English has a broad range of clinical interests in treating orthodontic patients, including surgical orthodontic interdisciplinary and functional treatment.
Prior to joining the School of Dentistry, Dr. English was a professor and the former program director of the Orthodontic Department at Baylor College of Dentistry.
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 Orthodontics, US Army DENTAC-Berlin and Orthodontic Consultant to the Chief of the US Army Dental Corps.
A Fellow in the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. he received The University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012, the Yellen Schoverling Award from the UT Orthodontic Alumni Association in 2006, the Martin Dewey Memorial Award from the SWSO in 2012, the Dale B. Wade of Excellence from the ABO in 2019, and the Texas Association of Orthodontists Award of Excellence in 2022. The Society of Orthodontic Educators named him Educator of the Year in 2019.
Dr. English served on the American Board of Orthodontics as Director from the Southwestern Society of Orthodontics and served as ABO President 2010-2011. He was chair of the ABO Written Examination Committee, a consultant for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, and served 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 on the American Association of Orthodontists, 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 2006, he was the Scientific Program Co-Chair for the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in May. Dr. English has written 195 orthodontic abstracts, 162 articles, and 20 book chapters. In 2009, he published an orthodontic text book, entitled Mosby's Orthodontic Review. The second edition was published in 2014 and the third edition will be published in 2024. He is widely recognized as a speaker in orthodontics on the national and international level.