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Our Leadership

Dr. Patrick F. Foley

President

Dr. Patrick F. Foley

Dr. Patrick F. Foley is a representative of the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists. He maintained a private practice in Lake Zurich, Illinois for 30 years before moving into the role of Associate Professor of Orthodontics, a full-time position at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University.

President-Elect

Dr. Timothy Trulove

Dr. Timothy Trulove is a representative of the Southern Association of Orthodontists and resides in Montgomery, Alabama. He is in full time practice and is Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at The University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr. Trulove serves on both the Clinical Examination Committee and the Policy Committee. He will become the ABO President in May of 2023.

Dr. Jae Hyun Park

Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Jae Hyun Park

Dr. Jae Hyun Park is a representative of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the professor and chair of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Park is the chair of the Written Examination Committee and serves on the Policy Committee. He will become the ABO President in May of 2024.

Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Orsini

Director

Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Orsini

Dr. Roberto Hernández-Orsini is a representative of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He has a full time orthodontic practice in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and is an Associate Professor at The University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry.  He has served as President of the Puerto Rico Orthodontic Society, and Chair of The Education/Research Committee of The Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists.  Dr. Hernández-Orsini is the Chair of the Clinical Examination Committee and serves on the Certification Committee. He will become the ABO President in May of 2025.

Dr. Stephen McCullough

Director

Dr. Stephen McCullough

Dr. Stephen McCullough is a representative of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists and resides in Yukon, Oklahoma. Dr. McCullough has a full-time orthodontic practice and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Dr. McCullough is the chair of the Certification Committee and serves on the Clinical Examination Committee. He will become the ABO President in May of 2026.

Dr. P. Emile Rossouw

Director

Dr. P. Emile Rossouw

Dr. P. Emile Rossouw is a representative of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists and resides in Rochester, New York. Dr. Rossouw is chair of the Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the Eastern Institute of Rochester Medical Center.  He brings a 40-year career of accomplished teaching, research and clinical care. Dr. Rossouw serves as chair of the Policy Committee and serves on the Written Examination Committee. He will become the ABO President in May of 2027.

Dr. Anthony M.  Puntillo

Director

Dr. Anthony M.  Puntillo

Dr. Anthony M. Puntillo is a representative of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists and resides in Chesterton, Indiana. He has served on the American Association of Orthodontists Committee on Technology and as a part-time clinical faculty member for Indiana University's School of Dentistry. He has a full-time orthodontic practice in Northwest Indiana and has served as the President of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Puntillo serves on both the Clinical Examination and Policy Committees. He will become the ABO President in May of 2028.

Director

Dr. Daniel J. Rejman

Dr. Daniel J. Rejman is a representative of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.  He resides in Castle Rock, Colorado where he has a two location full-time private practice.  Dr. Rejman served on the Council of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics from 2014-2022.  He serves on both the Clinical Examination and Certification Committees. He will become the ABO President in May 2029.

Dr. David G. Sabott

Immediate Past President

Dr. David G. Sabott

Dr. David G. Sabott is a representative of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.  He resides in Erie, Colorado and works in private practice in Brighton, CO. Dr. Sabott is duel trained in both Pedodontics and Orthodontics. He has served as the President of the Colorado Orthodontic Association and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists. 

Director Selection Process PDF

Structure and Expectations: 

The American Board of Orthodontics consists of eight (8) Directors, each of whom represents one (l) of the constituents of the American Association of Orthodontists (the sponsoring organization of The ABO in accordance with rules established by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards).  Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. Board members provide foresight, oversight and insight.

Each Director shall serve one term of eight (8) years plus one additional year as Past-President. The term of office of each Director shall begin at the end of the ABO Directors meeting during the American Association of Orthodontists annual convention following the official election of the new Director.

 

Officer hierarchy within the board is dictated through seniority, with each director moving up yearly as the next director is installed (most senior Director moves to the President position, second most senior Director moves to President-Elect position and the third most senior Director moves to Secretary/Treasurer; these three positions make up the ‘Executive Committee’ of the board). Each director serves a one year term in these positions until the next newly elected director is identified and installed.

Qualities of ABO Director:  

  • The willingness to subjugate one’s own personal agenda for the common good of the organization.
  • Ability to think strategically and effectively communicate.
  • Ability to work well with others as a member of a collaborative group with group decision-making authority.
  • An understanding and commitment to the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and obedience.
  • Commitment to the highest level of integrity, ethics and fairness as demonstrated through respect and honesty. 
  • Knowledge of current orthodontic concepts.
  • Ability to think innovatively and remain open minded. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Board Certified orthodontist in good standing with the ABO.
  • Must be at least two years since ABO Initial Certification.
  • Must be at least five years since graduation from a CODA Accredited Orthodontic program.
  • Must be engaged in the full or part-time direct patient care and/or hold appointment as a full or part-time clinical faculty member in a CODA Accredited Orthodontic program. Minimum part time requirements must equal 2 days per week of clinical practice and/or faculty appointment involvement.
  • Involvement in orthodontic and dental organizations, orthodontic education, licensing boards, expert lecturing and scientific research or hold a board membership in organizations outside of dentistry is preferred. 

*No business or commercial involvement with orthodontic equipment, suppliers or management firms will be acceptable activity for a Director of the ABO.

Time Commitment: 

As a Director of the ABO, a significant time commitment is necessary, and the Director must be willing and able to devote time as necessary to accomplish Board responsibilities.  Time requirements vary in accordance with project and committee assignments. In addition to various board matters throughout the year requiring additional attention, the following are specific meetings which all directors are expected to attend.

  • 3-4 virtual days each February and October for the Orientation/Grading of Clinical Examinations
  • 7-8 days - AAO Annual Meeting in April/May
  • 4-5 days - ABO Committee Meetings/Item Writing Sessions in June/July
  • 3-4 days - CDABO Summer Meeting in July
  • 4-5 days - ABO Strategic Business Meeting in August/September
  • 3-4 days - Director’s fall Constituent Organization Meeting
  • 2 Virtual ABO Board Meetings per year
  • Virtual Committee Meetings as needed

Suggested Timeline Leading to ABO Director Appointment

 

Stage One: The Constituent Organization’s Nomination

September – January

(16 - 20 months prior)

ABO central office notifies the Board of Directors, via the President/Executive Director, of the constituent organization that the ABO Director Selection process should commence. 

The ABO recommends that an ABO Director Selection Committee is appointed by the constituent organization.  The current ABO Director from the constituency may be included in the committee meeting(s) but only to act in an advisory capacity to the constituency.

February – November

(6 - 15 months prior)

 

ABO central office is notified of committee appointments and the chairperson for future communication.

Solicitation begins for ABO Director candidates from the constituent organization.  The entire membership of the constituency should be notified that all ABO certified members of the constituent organization are eligible.  A deadline for submission of the candidate names and their curriculum vitae is strongly recommended. The nominating committee should meet to discuss and schedule interviews for viable candidates.

By December 1

(5 months prior)

The committee chairperson is required to submit a list of three to five final nominees to the ABO President/CEO. The nominees should be informed and committed to the Director expectations and responsibilities. 

Stage Two: The American Board of Orthodontics’ Nomination

By December 15th

(5 months prior)

Each ABO Director nominee will be asked to submit a personal statement to include areas of interest, qualifications and the nominee’s potential contribution to the Board.  If the nominee has a non-time limited certificate and the nominee has not already voluntarily recertified, the nominee must recertify prior to ABO Director interviews.  The ABO staff will make arrangements with the constituent nominees and the chairperson of the constituent nominating committee to participate in interviews with the ABO Directors.  All the curriculum vitae and personal statements will be forwarded to ABO Directors.

February - March

(2-3 months prior)

ABO Directors will interview each nominee.  The chairperson of the constituent nominating committee will be invited to attend the ABO interviews. The ABO President will notify the AAO Trustees of the selected nominee and provide the curriculum vitae following the ABO Directors’ decision.

Stage Three: The AAO Board of Trustees and House of Delegates Nomination

March

(2 months prior)

The AAO Trustees will consider the ABO’s nominee and pass the nominee to the House of Delegates for their consideration (as per Article XIX - American Board of Orthodontics of the Bylaws of the American Association of Orthodontists).  If the Trustees reject the nominee, the ABO Directors will submit a new nominee for approval.

April/May Annual Meeting of the AAO

(1 month prior)

At the meeting of the House of Delegates of the AAO, the ABO’s nominee that has been approved by the AAO Trustees will be presented to the body and voted upon.  If the House of Delegates rejects the nominee, the ABO Directors will submit a new nominee for approval. If the House of Delegates favorably supports the ABO’s nominee from the constituent organization, that nominee is duly elected as a Director from the constituent organization and will assume the duties of the Director at the end of the AAO annual meeting.

 

Years Served Past Director

2013-2021

Valmy Kulbersh

2012-2020

Nicholas Barone

2011-2019

Larry P. Tadlock

2010-2018

Chun-Hsi Chung

2009-2017

Steven A. Dugoni

2008-2016

Eladio DeLeon, Jr.

2007-2015

Paul T. Castelein

2006-2014

Marvin C. "Buddy" Kastrop

2005-2013

Scott A. Jamieson

2004-2012

Barry S. Briss

2003-2011

Jeryl D. English

2002-2010

Peter M. Greco

2001-2009

John E. Grubb

2000-2008

Allen H. Moffitt

1999-2007

Vance J. Dykhouse

1998-2006

Ed Owens Jr.

1997-2005

Michael L. Riolo

1996-2004

Thomas J. Cangialosi

1995-2003

R. Don James

1994-2002

Joseph Damone

1993-2001

Vincent G. Kokich

1992-2000

James L. Vaden

1991-1999

John S. Casko

1991-1998

Eldon D. Bills

1990-1997

Dale B. Wade

1990-1996

Charles J. Burstone

1988-1995

Richard B. Aubrey

1987-1994

Rocco J. Di Paolo

1986-1993

Donald R. Joondeph

1985-1992

William J. Thompson

1984-1991

Lloyd E. Pearson

1984-1991

Robert S. Freeman

1983-1990

Jack G. Dale

1983-1990

Joseph G. Di Stasio

1982-1989

Harry L. Dougherty Sr.

1981-1988

O. B. Vaughan

1980-1987

Allen C. Brader

1979-1986

Arthur A. Dugoni

1979-1983

Edward A. Cheney

1978-1985

Charles H. Smith

1977-1984

Elbert W. King

1977-1984

James L. Jensen

1976-1983

Everett Shapiro

1976-1979

John T. Lindquist

1975-1982

Robert D. Payne

1974-1981

W. Bonham Magness

1973-1980

Robert B. Hedges

1972-1979

Richard A. Riedel

1972-1976

Warren R. Mayne

1971-1978

James M. Welden

1970-1977

Reed A. Holdaway

1970-1977

Earl E. Shepard

1969-1976

J. Daniel Subtelny

1969-1971

Brainerd F. Swain

1968-1975

John S. Rathbone

1967-1974

Joe D. Peak

1966-1973

William Paul Hoffman Sr.

1965-1972

Eugene E. West

1964-1971

Boyd W. Tarpley

1963-1970

Raymond C. Thurow

1962-1969

Wilbur J. Prezzano

1961-1968

Richard M. Railsback

1960-1967

Nathan G. Gaston

1959-1966

Alton W. Moore

1958-1965

Paul V. Reid

1957-1964

Frank P. Bowyer

1956-1963

B. F. Dewel

1955-1962

Jacob A. Salzmann

1954-1961

Wendell L. Wylie

1953-1960

L. Bodine Higley

1953-1959

William R. Humphrey

1952 1954

William E. Flesher

1952-1953

Max E. Ernst

1951-1958

Lowrie J. Porter

1950-1957

Ernest L. Johnson

1949-1956

C. Edward Martinek

1949-1953

Leuman M. Waugh

1948-1955

Raymond L. Webster

1946-1952

Stephen C. Hopkins

1946-1952

Reuben E. Olson

1944-1949

James A. Burrill

1942-1946

Claude R. Wood

1941-1951

Joseph D. Eby

1939-1950

James D. McCoy

1938-1948

Oliver W. White

1937-1946

Frederic T. Murlless Jr.

1936 1944

William E. Flesher

1936-1949

G. G. de Vries

1935-1942

Charles R. Baker

1932-1941

Harry E. Kelsey

1930-1938

Frank M. Casto

1930-1937

Albert W. Crosby

1929-1939

B. Frank Gray

1929-1936

Oren A. Oliver

1929-1935

Abram Hoffman

1929-1932

Martin Dewey

1929-1930

Lloyd S. Lourie Sr.

1929-1930

Alfred Paul Rogers

1929-1935

Albert H. Ketcham


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