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The ABO works very hard to create and administer a reliable, valid, fair examination.  Collaboration with Orthodontic Educators and residency programs play a crucial part in this process.

In an effort to increase this interactive collaboration, The ABO and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO) have developed the Advocacy Program. While the ABO Directors attempt to visit each orthodontic residency program at least once every three years, more can and should be done to guide and encourage residents to pursue board certification. The Advocate and Educator's local presence is the cornerstone to a successful Advocacy Program.

Advocates and Educators, your ongoing support of the ABO is appreciated and we welcome your contributions to the written examination. If you have multiple choice questions that would be appropriate and challenging for a future exam, or would like information about submitting a case for the written exam, please contact Jaime Pendill, Written Examination Coordinator, at jaime@americanboardortho.com. Please note that all questions submitted for consideration must include a reference to a journal article or textbook. 

We are honored and privileged to have such dedicated Advocates and Educators partnering with the ABO to encourage Board Certification. 

Become an Advocate

Volunteer to Become an ABO Advocate

You can make a difference.  Become an ABO Advocate and help advance and ensure the future of our specialty by educating and encouraging residents to achieve board certification.

We know orthodontic residents are the future of our specialty and together with The College, we would like to partner with you to ensure their success and dedication to board certification.  We want to protect our specialty and believe this can be done by elevating the level of patient care.

Did you know…  

  • 80% of residents plan to achieve board certification*
  • Residents who begin the process during their program are 75% more likely to complete the certification process
  • 65% of non-board certified orthodontists considered and/or began certification, but never completed the process*
  • 75% of non-board certified orthodontist would still consider certification today*

Statistics reinforce the idea that certification is often “planned,” but not achieved or completed.   Help more residents achieve this pinnacle of their education and be prepared for a successful career in orthodontics. 

Advocate Responsibilities:

  •  Partner with a specific accredited orthodontic program
  •  Present ABO-provided information to residents 
  •  Develop relationships with residents and understand their questions or how you can help them through the process
  •  Work closely with the Program Director to offer new suggestions and opportunities to educate residents about board certification

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How to get started:

Contact The College today at association.info@icloud.com to apply to join this volunteer program.

  

Chart of Orthodontic Residency Programs and Advocates (Rev. 1.21.2020)

Organization Name Acronym Advocate

Albert Einstein Medical Center

AEMC

Charles Gemmi
Vanessa Morenzi

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

ATSU

Bruce Goldstein
Seuss Kassisieh
Jae Hyun Park
Xingzhong Zhang

Augusta University

AU

Robert Waugh

Baylor College of Dentistry

BAYU

Larry Tadlock

Boston University

BOSU

David Briss

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

BLHC

Nina Laracuente

Case Western Reserve University

CWRU

Juan Martin Palomo
Dennis Ward
Michael Jack

Columbia University

COLU

Tom Cangialosi

Georgia School of Orthodontics

GSO

Robert Moss

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

HDS

Barry Briss
Stephen Ely
Sal Zammitti

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

USC

Dan Grauer

Howard University

HOWU

Kathy Marshall

Indiana University School of Dentistry

INDU

O. H. Rigsbee

Jacksonville University

JU

Ruben Alcazar
Eman Othman

Loma Linda University

LLU

David Rynearson

Louisiana State University

LSU

Paul Armbruster

Maimonides Medical Center

MAIM

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Marquette University

MARQU

John Crawford
Dawei Liu

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

MGS

Fred Regennitter
John Volz

Medical University of South Carolina

MUSC

Eladio DeLeon
Ricky Harrell

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

MWHC

Kolman Apt

Montefiore Medical Center

AEMMC

Rajendra Rana

New York University

NYU

Terry Sobler
Olivier Nicolay

New York University Lutheran Medical Center

NYULMC

Larry Jerrold

Nova Southeastern University

NOVA

Arthur Kapit

The Ohio State University

OSU

Andrew Wade

Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU

Joseph Safirstein

Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU

Howard Freedman

Roseman University of Health Sciences

RUHS

Prashanti Bollu

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

RSDM

Tom Cangialosi

Padma Mukherjee
Krystian Jarosz

Seton Hill University

SHU

Daniel Rinchuse

St. Barnabas Hospital

STBH

June Harewood

St. Louis University Health Sciences Center

STLU

Stephen Roehm
Patrick Foley

State University of New York at Buffalo

SUNYB

Douglas Wright

State University of New York at Stony Brook

SUNYS

Richard Faber
Wellington Rody

Temple University

TU

Robert Bray

Tufts University

TUFTS

Sercan Akyalcin

University of Alabama

UALA

Paul Sproul

University of Alberta

UALB

Tarek El-Bialy

University of British Columbia

UBC

Siddharth Vora
Trista Felty

University of California at Los Angeles

UCLA

Kyle Lee
John Jones

University of California at San Francisco

UCSF

Paul Kasrovi
Mona Bajestan

University of Colorado

UCOLO

Gerald Minick

University of Connecticut Health Center

UCT

Gary Opin

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

UDET

Richard Kulbersh
Michael Riolo

University of Florida

UFL

Calogero Dolce

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC

Emilia Taneva

University of Iowa

UIOWA

Steven Marshall
Clayton Parks

University of Kentucky

UKY

James Hartsfield
G. Kluemper
Lina Sharab

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

UL

Sunita Chandiramani

University of Manitoba

UMAN

Tim Dumore

University of Maryland

UMD

Byron Bonebreak
Jose Bosio

University of Michigan

UMICH

Mark Berkman

University of Minnesota

UMN

John Kanyusik
John Beyer

University of Missouri at Kansas City

UMKC

Thikriat Al-Jewair

University of Montreal

UMONT

Daniel Tanguay

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

UNEB

Paula Harre
Sundaralingam Premaraj

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

UNLV

James Mah

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

UNC

Garland Hershey
Ching-Chang Ko

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

UOKLA

Steve McCullough

University of Pennsylvania

UPENN

Chun-Hsi Chung
Peter Greco

University of Pittsburgh

UPITT

John Buzzatto
Thomas Forrest

University of Puerto Rico, Med. Sciences Campus

UPR

Roberto Hernandez-Orsini
Brunilda Ortiz-Giuliani

University of Rochester

UROC

Jeffrey Arigo

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

UTENN

Allen Moffitt
James Vaden

University of Texas at Houston

UTEX

Ron Gallerano

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

UTHSCSA

Ravikumar Anthony
Dubravko Pavlin

University of the Pacific

UPAC

Heesoo Oh
William Cole

University of Toronto

UTOR

JangYeun Cho

University of Washington

UWASH

Richard Jones
Christopher Riolo

Schulich Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, Ontario

UWONT

Timothy Foley

Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU

Anthony Peluso

West Virginia University

WVU

Ronnie Sparks

Wilford Hall Medical Center (Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program)

WHMC

Drew Fallis
Brian Penton