Waite headshot 2Department Chair and Professor
Charles A. McCallum Endowed Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Board Certifications

Regional Advisor and Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1987 
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 1991

Areas of Interest

  • Orthognathic jaw deformities
  • Facial cosmetics
  • Facial birth defects and growth related abnormalities
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis of the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint)


Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Doctorate of Dentistry: University of Minnesota
Doctorate of Medicine: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Postdoctoral Training

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Awards & Honors

  • Oral Pathology Award, University of Minnesota, 1979
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Beta Beta Chapter,1980
  • Fred A. Heney Educational Foundation Fellowship,1985
  • Omicron Delta Kappa,1988
  • Royal College of Dentists,1988
  • American College of Dentists, 1989
  • Lorenz/Biomet LactoSorb® "Circle of Surgeons", 1996
  • Examination Committee Award, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • UAB/NCRR Science Education Program Service AwardNational Institutes of Health
  • NCRR Science Education Program Award
  • Certificate of Excellence in Continuing Medical Education in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, 2001 edition, No. 162017
  • Charles A. McCallum Endowed Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America: America’s Top Dentists, 2008
  • American Dental Association Certificate of Recognition for Volunteer Service in a Foreign Country, 2009
  • Recipient of the 2013 William J. Gies Award in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2013
  • Recipient of the 2015 Donald B. Osbon Award for Outstanding Educator, Awarded by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons-September 2015
  • Vice president, South Eastern Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons

Hobbies & Interests

Avid golfer, skier, hunter, mountain biker, water sports