From the ABO | Emile Rossouw, MChD, PhD

Interest and demand in the Scenario-based Clinical Examination continues to be solid with most examinations reaching full capacity. Clinical Examinations in 2021 were conducted in February, July and November 2021. Examinations now take place at testing centers worldwide with travel to St. Louis no longer required. The examinations continue to be scored by multiple ABO examiners. Study guides, sample cases and preparation materials are continuously updated as valuable resources for those wanting to take the examination and are located on the ABO website, along with details on how to register for upcoming examinations.

The ABO is proud to announce that board certified orthodontists now represent 54% of AAO membership.

A very successful ABO Educators Symposium, “The Change is Here – Are you on Board?” honoring Dr. Katherine Vig was held in St. Louis on October 30, 2021.

The ABO look forward to properly celebrating the award honorees at the 2022 AAO Annual Meeting. Honorees  include:

  • Dr. Rolf G. Behrents, Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award;
  • Dr. Carla Evans, Dale B. Ward Award of Excellence in Orthodontics;
  • Dr. Perry Opin, Earl E. and Wilma S. Shepard Distinguished Service Award; and
  • Dr. John Kanyusik, O.B. Vaughan Special Recognition Award.


Dr. Emile Rossouw

NESO representative on the ABO, ABO Director