B. Alex White, DDS, DrPH

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatric and Public Health


A Carolina graduate, Dr. White received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry in 1979 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1983. After completing a two-year residency in general dentistry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, he enrolled in the Harvard University School of Public Health. He received a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management in 1987 and a Doctor of Public Health in 1992.

From 1987-1989, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Dental Services Research Scholar at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. From 1990-1995, he was a Commissioned Office in the U.S. Public Health Service and help positions at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The White House, and the National Institutes of Health. From 1995-2003, he was a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, OR.  From 2002-2004, he served as Oral Research Director at Tom’s of Maine. From 2003-2010, he was employed at the DentaQuest Institute in Westborough, MA. Most recently, he was Assistant Professor at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, NC.

Key Publications

Preventing dental caries through community water fluoridation. White BA, Gordon SM.  (2014). North Carolina Medical Journal, 75(6), 430-1.


  • AB, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983
  • MPH, Public Health, Harvard University, 1987
  • MS, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, 1987
  • DrPH, Program Evaluation, Harvard University, 1992