The academic career of Dr. Robert R. White has spanned 42 years beginning with teaching as a student at Colgate University. Bob’s dental journey began at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his DMD and OKU membership in 1972. He served as an intern at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, as the chief resident at NYU Brookdale Hospital, and returned to teach at Penn for three years before earning a certificate in endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979. At Tufts, he served as full-time faculty and tenured Associate Professor until 1996.
In 1996, he was appointed as the Endodontic Program Director at Harvard. In May he will graduate his 22nd and final class of Harvard Endodontic Residents, step down from his full-time responsibilities, and retire during 2018.
His career has been characterized by a passion for teaching, the specialty of endodontics, and the nearly 200 postdoctoral endodontic residents he has trained. An educator to his core, he has always expected the very best from every student. He believes there is only one standard and that standard is excellence. Dr. White has developed and enjoys a global endodontic family of professionals that includes both Tufts and Harvard alumni and that stretches across the United States as well as reaching to 27 countries around the world.
The Robert R. White, DMD, Endodontics Fellowship has been created to provide financial aid for our Endodontic Residents. These awards will be based equally on financial need and excellence of achievement. The sum of this annual award will be based upon the Fellowship endowment and your generosity. Make a gift to the fellowship.