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