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Dr. Timothy Tremont Elected to the Board of Directors of The American Board of Orthodontics

Posted on: 6/3/2024

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Dr. Timothy Tremont

Timothy J. Tremont, D.M.D., M.S., of Charleston, S.C., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). The election took place during the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) House of Delegates meeting in conjunction with the 2024 AAO Annual Session May 3-6 in New Orleans, La.

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 president. Dr. Tremont, who represents the Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO), will become president of the ABO in the 2031-2032 year.

Dr. Tremont is professor and head of orthodontics in the Department of Advanced Specialty Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he has led the program since 2017. He previously served on the faculty in the orthodontic residency program at West Virginia University School of Dentistry from 2000-2017. He maintained a private practice in orthodontics in White Oak, Pa., from 1980 to 2017.

After obtaining his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tremont earned his master of science degree and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Buffalo. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds certificates in academic health care administration, management, financial management and leadership from West Virginia University.

Dr. Tremont was certified by The American Board of Orthodontics in 1989 and recertified in 2022.

He has designed and developed devices including the Cantilever Wrap Around Appliance, the Tridimensional Orthognathic Gauge (TOG) and the Arch Symmetry Chart, along with the Four Faces of Orthognathic Surgery®method. He has given over 170 presentations on orthodontics and orthognathic surgery internationally.

Dr. Tremont is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the College of Diplomates of the ABO. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the International and American Associations of Dental Research.

He is a reviewer for the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society Journal, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Wiley Publishing Company, the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, The Angle Orthodontist, BMC Oral Health and Springer Nature.

On being elected to the ABO board, Dr. Tremont said, “It is an honor and truly a privilege to have been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthodontics. I very much look forward to serving on the board and contributing to the mission of the board of setting the standard for the highest level of patient care and promoting excellence in orthodontics. To join the current group of directors is very humbling and I am committed to devoting my time and efforts to collaborating with them.”