Jack M. Magill, DDS, co-developer of a gentle technique forstraightening teeth, died February 10.
According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in 1972 Magill andMaxwell S. Fogel, DDS, wrote "The Combination Technique in OrthodonticPractice," which outlined a new, less painful, and more efficient systemto adjust teeth. The two orthodontists, who were brothers-in-law,developed nine innovations to improve patient care and published 11articles. According to Alan J. Borislow, chairman of the department ofdental medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, though the materialshave changed, the principles the two orthodontists introduced are stillused.
One day per week, Magill volunteered in a clinic at Einstein providingorthodontic services to needy children. In 1989, the Jack. M. MagillOrthodontic Clinical Facility at the Einstein Medical Center wasdedicated. In addition, Magill maintained a private practice with Fogel.Magill retired from Einstein and from his practice in 2004, 3 yearsafter Fogel’s death
Magill attended Temple University and the University of PennsylvaniaDental School.
Donations can be made to the Orthodontic Endowment Fund, DevelopmentDepartment, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Rd,Philadelphia 19141.