Meet Dr. Bailey
Dr. Lâ€™Tanya Bailey retired from her position of Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-School of Dentistry in August 2005. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences from Winston-Salem State University, her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed an Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She remained on the UNC faculty for four years upon completion of her graduate residency, leaving to teach for three years at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Bailey returned to North Carolina in 1992, and was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics upon her return. She taught in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, while also actively participating in the intramural faculty practice.
Dr. Baileyâ€™s research interest included Stability of …Orthognathic Surgery, and she has published extensively in this area. She became the principal investigator of a National Institute of Dental Research Grant for which her department had held in this area for the past 26 years, at that time relinquishing her responsibilities as Graduate Program Director.
Dr. Bailey actively served on many committees within her institution, including the Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Dentistry, while also maintaining membership in numerous dental organizations. Dr. Bailey is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine course, which only accepts a select number of applicants each year. She has received several teaching awards, including the National Dental Associationâ€™s Colgate Palmolive Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. Finally, Dr. Bailey is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, and most recently has been inducted into the Angle Society of Orthodontics.
She is the mother of two boys, Jordan and Jacob Jefferson, who are 15 and 14. She has recently moved to the Triad to establish a private practice limited to orthodontics in High Point, while remaining as an adjunct faculty member at UNC. Dr. Bailey is a lifelong member of Saint Philips Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Bailey has been awarded numerous honors throughout her career. Listed below are just some of the awards she has been given.
Presidents Award from the North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association (November 2004)
National Dental Association Colgate Palmolive Teaching and Research Award (August 2003)
Hedwig vanAmerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women (April 2002)
Past Presidents Award from the Old North State Dental Society (June 1999)
Graduate Orthodontic Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics (May 1999)
Honors Convocation Speaker at Winston-Salem University (April 1997)
Alumni Achieverâ€™s Award from Winston-Salem University, Division of Arts and Sciences (October 1997)
Dentist of the Year Award by the Old North State Dental Society (June 1996)
SNDA Advisor Award by the Student National Dental Association of UNC-CH (April 1996, 1989)
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Orthodontic Teaching Award by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics (May 1994)
Graduate Orthodontic Teaching Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics (May 1992)
Bailey LJ , Minkoff RE, Koch WE. "Relative growth rates of maxillary mesenchyme in the chick embryo": J Cranio Genet Dev Biol 8 (1988): 167-177.
Bailey LJ , Sadowsky PL, Nelson C, Hassanali J, Cox CF. "Patterns of nerve regeneration in dental pulps of monkeys following surgical transection at one year": Int J Adult Orthod Orthognath Surg 8.1 (1993): 47-54.
Phillips C, Bailey LJ , Seiber R. "Agreement in clinicians' perc
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