The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) awarded Phillip M. Campbell, DDS, MSD, of Dallas, Texas, the Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence in Orthodontics on Saturday, April 30 at the annual luncheon of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, which was held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in Orlando, Florida.
The ABO bestows this award upon an exemplary senior clinician and board-certified orthodontist who demonstrates exceptional dedication to orthodontics through clinical excellence and/or devoted teaching in the image of Dr. Dale B. Wade, a past president of the ABO.
Dr. Campbell is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) Baylor College of Dentistry. He practiced clinical orthodontics for 32 years in Huntsville, Texas. He returned to TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry as clinic director of the Department of Orthodontics in 2005 and was appointed chair in 2010. He has held the Robert E. Gaylord Endowed Chair in Orthodontics since 2006.
“It is indeed humbling to look at the list of former winners of the Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence,” Dr. Campbell said. “Many of my teachers, namely Rick Aubrey, Ed Genecov and Wick Alexander, have previously received this honor. Therefore, I humbly accept this award knowing that there are many colleagues who are more deserving. The individuals who actually deserve the credit for this honor are our residents, our faculty and our teachers who so selflessly shared their expertise with us over many years.”
During his tenure at TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Campbell has been highly successful in fundraising, having led the funding and establishment of the Robert E. Gaylord Endowed Chair in Orthodontics, the Tom Matthews Endowed Lectureship in Orthodontics, the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics, and the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Chair for Orthodontic Research.
Dr. Campbell previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation. He serves as associate editor of The Angle Orthodontist and as treasurer of the E.H. Angle Education and Research Foundation. He is a fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Campbell received his dental degree and master’s degree in orthodontics from TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He was certified by the ABO in 1981 and recertified in 2013. He is a member of the Baylor College of Dentistry Hall of Fame and a Distinguished Alumnus of both the TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry and the Department of Orthodontics. In 2014, he received the Martin Dewey Memorial Award, the highest award given by the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.