About ABO

"Our Education Committee has outlined a plan for the creation of an American Board of Orthodontists, which shall examine applicants, and if they are found proficient, issue a Certification of Fitness."


President Albert H. Ketcham
American Association of Orthodontists*
Estes Park, Colorado
July 16, 1929



Directors elected in 1929 to form the first American Board of Orthodontics:
Albert H. Ketcham
Alfred P. Rogers
Martin Dewey
Lloyd S. Lourie, Sr.
Abram Hoffman
B. Frank Gray
Oren A. Oliver
 *formerly named the American Society of Orthodontists