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Dr. Timothy S. Trulove installed as president of the American Board of Orthodontics (May 2023)

Posted on: 6/27/2023

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The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) installed Timothy S. Trulove, D.M.D., M.S., of Montgomery, Ala., as president for the year beginning April 23, 2023.

The other 2023‐2024 officers of the ABO are Jae Hyun Park, D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S., Ph.D., of Phoenix, Ariz., president‐elect; Roberto Hernández Orsini, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.S., of Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, secretary‐treasurer; and Patrick F. Foley, D.D.S., M.S.D., of Mundelein, Ill., immediate past president.

The ABO directors are responsible for establishing policy with regard to the board certification of specialists in orthodontics. Each ABO director represents one of the eight constituent organizations of the AAO and serves an eight‐year term, which culminates in the position of the president. During his tenure as an ABO director, Dr. Trulove has represented the Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO). As ABO president, he also serves as chair of the ABO Finance and Executive committees, and as the ABO liaison to numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the College of Diplomates of the ABO, the Graduate Orthodontic Resident Program (GORP), the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) and the Society of Educators (SOE).

Dr. Trulove has been in private practice in Montgomery since 1989. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of orthodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Ala.

Board-certified by the ABO since 1996, he is a member of the College of Diplomates of the ABO.

Dr. Trulove is a past president of the following professional organizations: SAO (2008‐2009), Midwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society (2012‐2013), Alabama Association of Orthodontists (1999‐ 2000) and Alabama Second District Dental Society (1999‐2000). He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Trulove earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Alabama and his master’s in orthodontics from the University of Iowa.