Interim Head Department of Orthodontics
3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Peter Buschang, Regent’s Professor, received his PhD in Physical Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980; he spent 3 years as a NIDR postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, and five years in the Orthodontic section and Human Growth Research Center, University of Montreal. He has been with the College of Dentistry since 1988 and is currently the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professor of Orthodontics, Director of Orthodontic Research.
His research interests focus on craniofacial growth, developmental adaptations to orthodontic and surgical treatments and oral-motor function. Over the years, Dr. Buschang's research has been funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Fonds de le recherche en sante du Quebec, the NIDCR, the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation, and various private companies. He has published over 260 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, given over 150 invited lectures and workshops in 14 different countries, and has served as associate editor of several journals. Dr. Buschang has mentored over 160 Master's and PhD projects, and over 50 dental students. In 2011, his former residents honored him by establishing the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics.
For his work with the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Buschang was awarded the Earle E. and Wilma S. Shepard Award. In 2005, Dr. Buschang was made an honorary member of the American Association of Orthodontics. In 2009, he was made an honorary member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics.
Education and Post-Graduate Training
Ph.D., Human Growth and Development, The University of Texas at Austin, 1980
M.A., Primate Anatomy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1978
B.A., Physical Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976