Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Distinguished Bawden Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two texts and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright has served as the Chair of the Council for Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is currently President-Elect of the American Association for Dental Research.