Dentist Maury Massler (1912-1990) was a pioneer in developing two dental specialty areas.
He established the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, serving as head of the department from 1946 to 1965. A prolific researcher, he co-authored two textbooks, contributed to four others, and published more than 275 papers. Along with Dr. Isaac Schour, he created a chart of tooth development. Dr. Massler shared his expertise with the world, serving as a visiting professor and consultant in Italy, Germany, South America, India, Australia, Scandinavia, South Africa, and Israel. Dr. Massler was one of the creators of the Tel Aviv University postgraduate dentistry program.
Dr. Massler and his wife, Hilde, had two daughters, Mary Bewig and Joan Hooper.