The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) has installed Patrick F. Foley, DDS, MSD, as its president-elect. Foley is the associate director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education and an associate professor or orthodontics. Previously, he had a private orthodontics practice for 30 years.
The ABO’s other officers for 2021-2022 will include:
- President David G. Sabott, DDS, MS
- Secretary/treasurer Timothy S. Trulove, DMD, MS
- Immediate past president Valmy Pangrazio-Kulbersh, DDS, MS
The officers’ terms began on May 1.
The ABO is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the ADA and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). The successful completion of the ABO examination process demonstrates the orthodontists’ pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics, the ABO said.
Each ABO director represents one of eight constituent organizations of the AAO and serves an eight-year term, culminating in the position of president. ABO directors are responsible for establishing policy with regard to the board certification of specialists in orthodontics.
During his tenure as an ABO director, Foley has represented the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists. As president-elect, he is a member of the ABO’s executive, written, and certification committees.
First certified by the ABO in 1995, Foley is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also is a past president of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists and is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Illinois and his master’s degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis University.