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Dr. Timothy Turvey

Dr. Timothy Turvey (More Detail)


Dr. Turvey is Professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UNC School of Dentistry and at UNC Hospitals. He earned his BS degree at Villanova University and his DDS at Columbia College of Dental and Oral Surgery. He did an internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Health Science Center (Parkland Memorial Hospital) in Dallas. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Turvey is the co-founder and co-director of the UNC Dentofacial Program and a member of the Craniofacial Center. He lectures in cleft palate, surgical-orthodontics, and craniofacial surgery. His major teaching involves supervising Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Dr. Turvey's current research interests include: long-term stability and adaptation to the correction of facial deformities. His work has been published in over seventy books, journal articles, and book chapters. He is the co-author of Facial Clefts and Craniosynostosis.

Dr. Turvey is Editorial Consultant for four journals, serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and is chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He is also on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Advisory Committee to the Commissioner on Dental Accreditation.