Jack M. Magill, DDS, co-developer of a gentle technique for straightening teeth, died February 10.
According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in 1972 Magill and Maxwell S. Fogel, DDS, wrote "The Combination Technique in Orthodontic Practice," which outlined a new, less painful, and more efficient system to adjust teeth. The two orthodontists, who were brothers-in-law, developed nine innovations to improve patient care and published 11 articles. According to Alan J. Borislow, chairman of the department of dental medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, though the materials have changed, the principles the two orthodontists introduced are still used.
One day a week, Magill volunteered in a clinic at Einstein providing orthodontic services to needy children. In 1989, the Jack. M. Magill Orthodontic Clinical Facility at the Einstein Medical Center was dedicated. In addition, Magill maintained a private practice with Fogel. Magill retired from Einstein and from his practice in 2004, 3 years after Fogel’s death
Magill attended Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.
Donations can be made to the Orthodontic Endowment Fund, Development Department, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Rd, Philadelphia 19141.