The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Dr. John E. Grubb of Escondido, CA, the Earl E. and Wilma S. Shepard Distinguished Service Award on May 16, 2015 at the annual luncheon of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, which was held in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San Francisco, CA
The Earl E. and Wilma S. Shepard Distinguished Service Award was established to perpetuate Dr. Earl Shepard’s outstanding accomplishments and to show appreciation for his many contributions as the first executive director of the ABO and those of his wife, Wilma, who was highly involved with her husband’s efforts to fulfill the ABO’s goals. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding dedication and advancement of the ideals and mission of the ABO.
Dr. Grubb is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, he served as a clinical professor of orthodontics in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry, as well as the department’s managing partner. He also served as an associate clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in the postgraduate orthodontic program at the A.T. Still University in Arizona.
Dr. Grubb currently serves as an associate editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is an ABO Diplomate, as well as a past director and past president of the ABO. He continues to serve the ABO as an examiner and as a technology consultant. Dr. Grubb is also an active member and past president of the Southern California Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. He has also served as a clinical instructor for the Charles H. Tweed Foundation. Dr. Grubb is a past president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Grubb received his DDS from Georgetown University and his master’s degree and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Washington in 1971. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.