1988 Alumnus of the Year
Stuart White is a son of California growing up in Pasadena and Lafayette. He went to college at Cal majoring in physiology (BA, 1964) and then attended dental school in the first class at UCLA (1968). He and his new bride Liza moved to Rochester NY where he studied Radiation Biology (PhD 1973). In 1973 he returned to UCLA as Chair of Oral Radiology where he remained until retirement in 2008. He serves on the Editorial Board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Endodontics and the Journal of the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology. He was the first recipient of the Arthur H. Wuehrmann Prize for research from The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He was a founding member of the Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in the US and was elected as an Honored Life Member of the European Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. His recent publications pertain to radiation risk from dental radiography, selection criteria for dental radiographs, computer-aided differential diagnosis of oral radiographic lesions, decision support systems, comparative efficacy of digital and conventional imaging systems, and digital detection of osteoporosis on dental radiographs. With Dr. Michael Pharoah he co-authors and co-edits the textbook Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation, now in its 6th edition. He is a Councilor of the NCRP. He and Liza have two daughters and three grandchildren.