Meet Dr. Harry Legan

Dr. Harry L. Legan has specialized in treating the most challenging orthodontic cases for more than 34 years. He served for 32 years in full-time academics as associate professor and director of orthodontics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Memorial Hospital, professor and chairman of orthodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and founding professor and chairman of orthodontics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Legan serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including The Angle Orthodontist and the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has authored numerous publications and lectured extensively worldwide.

Dr. Legan is an internationally recognized orthodontic expert on diagnosis and treatment planning, obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, biomechanics, and distraction osteogenesis. He has been awarded numerous awards, honors, and prizes because of his work in these arenas.

Dr. Legan is vice president of the North Atlantic Component of the E.H. Angle Society, president of the Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and orthodontic member of the TennCare Advisory Committee. He is currently pursuing a variety of professional interests, including lecturing, private practice, appliance development, clinical research, consulting, and expert witness.