Timothy T. Wheeler
Professor, Department of Orthodontics
University of Florida, College of Dentistry, USA
Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida, USA where he teaches in the orthodontic graduate program, conducts research and sees patients in his private practice. Dr. Wheeler completed a Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences, a D.M.D., and a certificate in orthodontics at the University of Florida. Dr. Wheeler has previously served as Director of the Orthodontic Graduate Program, Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean of Advanced and Graduate Education, and as the Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He also was named as the third recipient of the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair in the College of Dentistry.
Dr. Wheeler has served as a site visitor for orthodontics for the American Dental Association’s Commission of Dental Accreditation, as president of The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, as president of the Craniofacial Biology Group of the International Association for Dental Research and currently serves on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and Licensure’s Continuing Education Recognition Program Committee. Dr. Wheeler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Wheeler has received funding in the past from the National Institute of Dental Research to examine the timing of treatment for Class II malocclusion in children. This prospective clinical trial has produced a large amount of outcomes data on the timing of Class II treatment and has been published extensively. He also has been funded by Align Technology for several prospective clinical trials to examine tooth movement and by BAS Medical to examine the effect of relaxin on tooth movement.
His current passion is teaching the Invisalign technique to orthodontic residents as well as conducting research in this area and lecturing on this topic internationally. He also has learned the MEAW technique and uses this primarily to treat Class III and open-bite patients that previously could only be treated with surgery. At the university, he oversees the multidisciplinary grand rounds course which treatment plans all the multidisciplinary cases treated in the various graduate programs. He is author on more than 80 articles and has lectured extensively internationally.