E zine Winter Fall 2014 Issue II

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Fall 2014


“Keeping Our Members Connected”

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Where: Avon, Colorado When: July 17 - 22, 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION................................................................................................ 3 SUMMER 2015 MEETING LOCATION AND DATES PRESIDENT, DR. KIMSEY ANDERSON............................................................. 5 36TH ANNUAL SUMMER MEETING DR. ROBERT MOSS............................................................................................ 7 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: ORTHODONTICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY LYSLE E. JOHNSTON, JR., DDS, MS, PHD, FDS RCS(E)................................ 10 SOME THOUGHTS ON CONTROVERSIES IN ORTHODONTICS AND WHY THEY PERSIST DR. TERRY MCDONALD...................................................................................11 MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT DR. JOHN KANYUSIK....................................................................................... 13 HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE’S AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM DR. JOHN CARTER........................................................................................... 15 COLLEGE OF DIPLOMATES STATUS REPORT DR. PAUL E. MILLER......................................................................................... 19 HOW TO CREATE A BASIC YOUTUBE BUSINESS ACCOUNT DR. MICHAEL GUESS...................................................................................... 20

Disclaimer: “The views and opinions expressed in this ezine are those of the author and not necessarily reflect the views of the College of Diplomates, Council or it’s members.”

©CDABO 2014

INTRODUCTION Hi everyone! This is our second edition of the College ezine. Please give us some feedback so we can provide information that is interesting and wanted by our members. Feel free to share the ezine with your orthodontic colleagues and friends. In this edition you’ll find a wide range of information that divides into general information, meeting information, technology, a review of one of our own, the history of the College awards, and a summary of recent College activities. So let’s get started! Our President, Dr. Kimsey Anderson, is bringing an exciting speaker series to our next summer’s meeting at The Ritz-Carlton in Avon, Colorado July 17-22, 2015. The theme of the meeting is, “Personalized Orthodontics – Back to the Future.” The speaker’s will be presenting the absolute latest on genetics and how this knowledge could be harnessed to determine appropriate treatment modalities for our patients. Past President Dr. Robert Moss summarizes his recently concluded summer meeting. The meeting was well-run, informative, and relaxing. The location and weather were near-perfect. Our staff did a great job in keeping everything running efficiently. And finally, the speakers were all excellent and their topics came together like an assembled jigsaw puzzle put together by a group of kibitzers. Two speakers have graciously taken the time to summarize their lectures. Both articles are insightful and shed light on “real issues” in orthodontics. Dr. Johnston suggests that we need to apply our research with our treatment philosophies so that orthodontics can be perceived as a true science, rather than just an art. He reviews the past 100+ year orthodontic history and discusses both the Flexner and Gies Report. The Flexner report led to cataclysmic Changes to many early sciences driving them to near extinction. He eloquently states that without an applied scientific basis for our treatment rationales, orthodontists have opened the door for others. And these others are beginning to decide what is an appropriate treatment modality. Dr. McDonald discusses the need to establish some type of treatment goals that are standards for treating patients. Without following research nor having treatment standards how can orthodontists even have a specialty? Manufacturers are working hard to make treatment easier and simpler. More money is being spent to market directly to the public than ever before. Herein lies the dichotomy. Simpler technology equals increased use. These improvements simplify an orthodontist’s job but it also encourages any licensed practitioner to use these appliances and with minimal “known” treatment standards and with minimal training. Perhaps members of the College will elect to determine workable standards which should be applicable to all patients. Such a standard is necessary and may be a threshold that separates the specialist from others. Collectively as a group we need to start coming forward with our own standards. Dr. McDonald has shared with us an excellent table to initiate such a discussion. These two men have quietly reiterated the need for quick assessment, study, idea formulation and implementation of standards that are beyond reproach in the field of orthodontists. To continue to ignore this “gap”means our specialty continues down a descending slope of influence until we become ineffective and our collective voice is ignored by the others involved in and outside our specialty. This issue has a mini-biography of one of our most prolific and dedicated members: Dr. John Kanyusik. John is a tireless contributor to the College and completed his most recent assignment, placing an advocate for the ABO in all certified orthodontic programs across the country and Canada within a year. I have long valued his advice and friendship in our extended orthodontic families.


John Carter has prepared an article to share the history of the College awards. His background coupled with considerable artistic talent allows him to create from conception to final end-product. He has been instrumental in developing our awards, lapel pins and meeting logos for over two decades. Paul Miller has submitted a general report of the College’s activities over the past year. And the most exciting change is that we’ve noticed the attendance has increased each year for the annual College Luncheon at the annual AAO meeting for the past several years. Changing gears slightly we look at the definitive role technology has played to change our profession, whether in the type of appliances or the method in which patients find our offices. Technology is at the heart of all the changes orthodontists have seen over the past 15 years. And the changes can be almost beyond comprehension. It has been reported that 5 yrs ago, only 12% of all orthodontic patients were treated by non-orthodontists. Today, it approaches 34%. This is due to a combination of six factors: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

A fragile economy. A busyness problem for dentists. The introduction of “easier”-to-use appliances. Significant marketing by manufacturers aimed directly at the public. Lack of scientific data to actually allow us to differentiate the specialty. The public buying in to the ‘social six’ solution being heavily advertised. Difficulty in finding an orthodontist using traditional methods. (eg. phone book)

Change in the current status can be made if we act together with resolve. We may have the greatest window of opportunity in front of us right now. But are we as individuals and as a group ready to take on this challenge. There is a major opportunity for College members to expand their presence and influence in their local market and affect public perception globally.


In this issue, a short tech article on setting up a basic YouTube account has been included. This is for a basic business channel set up. If you haven’t set up a business account please consider it because the College is considering offering some YouTube training and even video distribution as a member. Finally, On a somber note: We’ve lost two long-time attendees to our meetings; Dr. Warren Kitchen, a Past President and Terry Günther passed. They both were truly a joy to be around with a quiet demeanor and steadfast belief in the College. Both were long-term members with many friends in the College and the orthodontic community. Both will be missed! Respectively Submitted,

Michael B. Guess

SUMMER 2015 MEETING LOCATION AND DATES By President, Dr. Kimsey Anderson

View of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.



he 37th Annual Meeting of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado from July 17th to 22nd, 2015 and it’s all about family!!!

The Scientific Sessions will focus on Personalized Orthodontics and the relationship of genetics to our specialty. Dr. James Hartsfield from the University of Kentucky has assembled outstanding speakers in the field of genetics who will present cutting edge treatment, medicine, and research, including: • • • • • • • • •

Genetics and Your Family, Health, and Genealogy Classification, Etiology, and Treatment of Sleep Apnea Genetic Considerations in Orthodontic Treatment Planning Joules, Genes, and Behaviors in Temporomandibular Disorders How Biomechanics, Development, and Genetics affect the Speed of Human Tooth Movement Genetic and Treatment Factors in External Apical Root Resorption With Orthodontia Dental Agenesis and Cancer Morphometric and Genetic Studies in Skeletal Malocclusion Muscle Variation, Genetics, and Malocclusion

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a year-round destination located on Beaver Creek Mountain that offers an unforgettable escape in the heart of the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains. When you arrive, a lucky few will be met at the door by Bachelor, the hotel’s Saint Bernard greeter and he’ll make you feel like you’re at home in one of America’s most luxurious log cabins. The Ritz-Carlton, which has exclusive partnerships with

Golf site for The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Colorado’s highest-rated golf courses, a world class spa, Ritz Kids Club, and fine dining at Wolfgang Puck’s renowned Spago. The town of Avon in Beaver Creek has a shuttle bus that can take you to all the local shopping and dining locations in Avon and Beaver Creek. Getting to Bachelor Gulch is very easy by either flying to the Eagle-Vail airport, which is just 30 miles from the resort or to the Denver International Airport, which is 90 miles from Bachelor Gulch on Interstate 70.


In addition to the scientific sessions and the fantastic hotel, the colorful Colorado mountains and valleys are there for your outdoor activities including trout fishing, golf, horseback riding, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, train rides along scenic mountain passes, white-water rafting, and all-terrain vehicle rides up to the crests of some of the local mountains. After a morning of lectures and afternoon outdoor activities, be prepared to savor relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton’s Spa which was named by Travel and Leisure Magazine the #1 spa in the USA and the #2 top spa in the world in 2013. It was also named one of the top family hotels in the US and America’s Best Dog-friendly Hotel. The resort’s spa and other amenities, included in your room rate, contribute to a relaxing and revitalizing retreat. It’s the ideal place for the family to relax, unwind, and enjoy some quiet time! We hope you come to learn and enjoy the great Colorado beauty, to revitalize your mind, body, and soul and enjoy old friends and make many new ones. So wear your jeans, bring your genes, and enjoy learning about genes in orthodontics.

Amenities at the Resort

At the top of Blackcomb Mountain – Helicopter Ride



he 36th annual reunion of the College convened on July 11 in beautiful Whistler, B.C. After 2 years of planning, arranging, refining, and working with a great planning committee, it was finally here. The College staff consisting of Scott

Cant, Jan Beck, and Marlene Burle did an amazing job of not only having everything ready to go before arrival, but also handling all the unpredictable on-site issues with professionalism behind the scenes. My thanks to everyone!!!

Dr. Robert Moss

vice many times, including the 1998 Brophy award, and the 2000 Oren A. Oliver Distinguished Service Award. There are many College traditions that we observe at every annual reunion, such as always kicking things off

The scientific chair this year, Dr. Jim Vaden from Tennessee, past ABO director and President and Past Chairman of orthodontics at Tennessee, put together a scientific session by which future meetings will be judged. The biggest compliments that I personally received were that the entire program should be presented for an AAO annual session, and there should be a summary of the presentations in the AJODO. The 2014 College Annual Meeting Was Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. William (Billy) Mitchell who was President of the College in 1994-95. His meeting was held at Whistler in 1995. Billy was recognized for his ser-

Mike Rudolph


to participate in this activity. Congratulations to all the children who gave it a whirl. We had a great DJ, and the Moss girls led the dancing.

Our meeting is alway fun for children!


with an opening reception. The reception on the lawn behind the Chateau Whistler was a beautiful setting, but the highlight of the evening was the music provided by our own Mike Rudolph. Mike expended considerable energy and talent to create a memorable musical evening. He honored the memory of Dr. Terry Günther, a loyal College member who played frequently with Mike, whom we lost suddenly last spring. After the opening breakfast Saturday morning, the scientific session got underway with a bang, Dr. Lysle Johnston issued an impossible to ignore wake-up call to our specialty which he summarizes in a must-read article in this ezine. Dr. Terry McDonald, who followed Lysle the first day, has summarized his lecture and has made some points that should be seriously considered and implemented. The simple idea of standardization is sorely lacking in orthodontics .

ing Dr. DeLeon’s presentation, the gap between specialists and non-specialists providing orthodontic treatment is narrowing. Technology and market forces, with manufacturers marketing heavily to non-specialists, as well as directly to consumers, is a major factor. Dr. Mark Bergman presented in great detail the current case before the Supreme Court, FTC vs NC Board of Dentistry, which could have a dramatic negative effect on the dental profession, as well as other health care professions. The FTC is pursuing criminal charges against members of the NC Board, which is unprecedented. Of course, no College annual reunion would be complete without the closing evening President’s dinner/dance. The hoola hoop event proved once again that adults, including yours truly, should not try

We continued our resident attendance program, to give future members of our specialty the opportunity to experience CE at the next level while getting to know top members of our specialty from all over. The College had 10 residents from Vancouver and UW, who left motivated to pursue ABO certification, and join the College in our efforts to promote the highest level of continuing education and patient care through ABO certification/ recertification and College membership. The College’s prestigious “Samir Bishara Award of Merit” was presented to Dr. O. B. Vaughan. OB is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, served as a director to the ABO for eight years and as President in 1987-88. He has served as an ABO examiner for 30 consecutive years. He has also been a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics since its organization. Dr. Vaughan served as CDABO President in 1994, and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1957.

The take away message from our scientific session, “Our Specialty’s Future, Perspectives, and Challenges”, as stated by many speakers, is that the first recognized specialty in dentistry could be the first to fade into the sunset. As was pointed out durSamir Bishara Award of Merit Recipient Dr. OB and Virginia Vaughan with granddaughter, Dr. R. Bryn Cooper. Bryn is the third generation from the Vaughan family tree to continue the orthodontic lineage. She was also the first official Student College member.

Residents from University of British Columbia, Zip Lining Kevin Lee, Julie Anderson (RDH American Orthodontics) Jonathan Paxon, Travis Gibson, Isaac Tam Abdul Bukhari (in front)

Dr. Vaughan practices orthodontics with his daughter Dr. Janet L. Vaughan in Corpus Christi, Texas. He served as an associate clinical professor in the graduate orthodontic program at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston for nine years. OB currently teaches at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Vaughan has received the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award from the ABO and the Martin E. Dewey Memorial Award from the ABO. He received the Martin E. Dewey Memorial Award from the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.

The following members were installed to positions on the Executive Council for the 2014-15 year: President - Kimsey Anderson President Elect - Ken Hrechka Secretary - Paul Miller Treasurer - Terry Sobler Senior Councilor - Eric Dellinger Councilors -Bruce Goldstein & Robert Vaught Junior Councilor -Dan Rejman Immediate Past President - Robert Moss Councilor at Large - Michael Guess Parliamentarian - Perry Opin Historian - John Carter Diplomate Editor - Howard Fine Editor - “The College Ezine” - Michael Guess

Again, my sincerest thanks to all who helped make this year’s reunion a success, and that includes all of you who brought your families to a breathtaking location to make memories while also learning from the best in our specialty. The time from joining the Council to now being your Past President passed very quickly!!! The journey was wonderful!!! I look forward to continue to work to promote the College’s mission, and to seeing you at many future reunions.

Past Presidents from the SAO: Tom Skafidas, Robert Moss, Jerry Capps




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oseph de Maistre (1753-1821) said that every country has the government [and the criminals?] it deserves. So it is with orthodontics. Today, many suspect that our specialty is in decline. We think that a lack of “teachers” is the source of this malaise. Unfortunately, this shortage is merely a symptom of a much greater problem—the idea that the basic trappings of a learned scientific calling really do not apply to day-to-day chairside treatment. In short, we are where we are by dint of wishful thinking and the gradual, unspoken realization that everything and anything work well enough to support a practice. When everything works, nothing matters.It was not always so. Our sustaining mythology that orthodontics is a true medical science was popularized over a century ago by Angle and his acolytes, many of whom were people of real substance and achievement. Orthodontics was commonly seen as “a thinking man’s calling.” The first orthodontic courses, however, were offered by proprietary schools, all of which were tarred by the brush of the Flexner (1910) and Gies (1926) reports. Parenthetically, as viewed from a distance, one is forced to conclude that Marx may have been right when he said that History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. In any event, our leaders were forced the conclusion that both dentistry and orthodontics needed a more prestigious home, hence our ongoing relationship with academia. In passing, it should be noted that we came to them, rather than vice versa. We said we were interested in playing higher education’s game of creating and husbanding knowledge. But were we really? How did it work out? At the outset, the early view of orthodontic science proved faulty. Creating a normal occlusion didn’t grow

faces, a realization that Brodie likened to finding out that there is no Santa Claus. After WWII, orthodontics tried once again to grow faces, both with shiny braces and eponymous “functional” appliances; biological science (as opposed to materials science) had little to do with these endeavors. To this day, we pretend to be “scientific.”We pay lip service to such mumbojumbo as the “functional matrix hypothesis” (as long as understanding its terminology isn’t a requisite) and have replaced extraction with a host of popular, but largely ineffective substitutes, each with a labored, after-the-fact “scientific” rationale. As long as nobody dies from anchorage loss and permanent retention, this clear violation of the tenets of science may seem to be of little practical significance; however, it imposes a penalty that threatens the status of the specialty: it argues that there is little in the way of a market for evidence, the work product of “the schools.” From day one, residents see that any given treatment plan depends more on the day of the week than the details of the malocclusion. The literature rarely intrudes on the orderly flow of activity in the clinic, and the various “didactic” courses are tolerated, but only just barely. Absent the gift of faith, who would become a priest? Absent a belief in Angle’s sustaining mythology about orthodontics being a true medical science, who today would opt to become an orthodontic academic? It thus should come as no surprise that, as a symptom of the new order, few are interested in a “teaching” career. Can anything be done? Many think that organized orthodontics/dentistry ought to do something to get the specialty back on track. But what? Support the education of potential academics?

Given the promise of financial support, everybody says that they want to “teach and do research,” an urge that commonly subsides when their residency ends. Occasionally, wellmeaning alchemists-to-be will try to create bona fide scientists by pushing them through some sort of PhD program, a strategy that is only slightly more plausible than the notion that a medal can make a hero out of the Cowardly Lion. Pay for travel/dues/salary augmentation? Largely a waste of money, as are most of the financial inducements that have been trotted out in the hope of luring folks into the groves of academe. But even if we had a surplus of “educators,” would that solve our problems? I doubt it. Crazy treatments proliferate at an amazing rate. Is it reasonable to expect our academics to spend their lives playing what amounts to an endless game of orthodontic “whack-amole”? You might think that perhaps they can “educate” both the specialty and the public about the methods that jostle for attention on the internet? Unfortunately for our version of the truth, the First Amendment protects other versions as well. In the absence of data and legal support, criticism is dangerous, especially when directed toward commercial enterprises. The companies may pay for many of our speakers and are responsible for much of our armamentarium, but, in the end, their fiduciary responsibility is to their stockholders, not to us and our patients. There is a solution. Its implementation, however, cannot be farmed out to “someone.” As noted by Cassius (Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2), “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves…” Both our problem and its solution can be inferred from a simple Zen riddle. Rational, evidence-based treatment, at least in the short run, probably has a negative impact on the “bottom line.” At the same time, it presumably is of considerable benefit to the patient, who, in any event, will rarely, if ever, know the difference, one way or the other. The way we respond in anonymous isolation will determine the future of our calling.



here are multiple reasons why orthodontic controversies persist, too many to cover in this short paper but I would like to address one of the factors that I think creates a breeding ground for our ongoing disagreements. The classic patient-doctor process in health care, both dental and medical historically has been as follows: 1. Examination, followed by the gathering of the necessary records to make a diagnosis. 2. Diagnosis based on the examination and records. 3. Treatment planning (based on diagnosis and treatment goals). 4. Treatment (hopefully somewhat evidence-based). 5. Follow up: Were the treatment goals achieved and if not, why not?


6. Examination, followed by the gathering of the necessary records to make a diagnosis. If we make a broad assumption that since orthodontists deal with living tissue and use various biologic processes to accomplish tooth movement and, even though we don’t treat disease, we are still connected to dental health care and thereby our patients might be best served by following the above protocol. In this attempt, many of our colleagues are in immediate difficulty as, according to a recent JCO study, few orthodontists now take full records - oftentimes only a Panorex is taken, in which case, a controversial topic would be can we diagnose and plan treatment adequately without full records? Some would have us believe that a CBCT scan is necessary on all new patients, even though evidence dictates otherwise and others follow the “examination and braces same day, treatment plan later” strategy. The AAO does have guidelines in record taking and diagnosis but many ignore them or are unaware of their existence. But onto the crux of my short presentation, which is item number three in my above outline, specifically treatment goals or lack thereof. Without a destination goal, any result becomes “good enough” and the fewer the goals, the broader can be an accepted standard of care. To paraphrase Leonardo da Vinci, without goals based on science we are like a ship without a compass adrift in the sea. The goals I attempt to instill in my students and suggest that others might want to consider are as follows:

Orthodontic Treatment Objectives Outline



Straight teeth (ABO Standards)


Maintain or Improve Facial Balance


Correct Static and Functional Occlusion


Maintain patients original arch-form


Maintain Awareness of Periodontal Health


Achieve Best Long Term Stability Possible


Solve the patient’s chief complaint


Accomplish All of the Above Using Most Current Scientific Evidence Available

One can readily ascertain that strict adherence to these treatment goals might somewhat restrict treatment choices and visa-versa, if we were to eliminate a few, many more options would be available. For example if we eliminate #’s 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 all patients could be treated non-extraction, all goals met, no controversy, however, if we leave those goals in place a burden of proof falls upon the treatment provider to demonstrate that the goals were met. And this is where evidence-based treatment based on randomized control studies, meta-analysis, and other broadly accepted results of scientific study come into play. Would strict adherence to these parameters of treatment reduce the number of our ongoing controversies about choices of treatment? I think yes, however there are at least two reasons this is unlikely to occur, #1 being that as Dr. Lysle Johnson has oftentimes stated, “controversy gives license, license to do whatever” and #2 as Dr. Robert “Slick”Vanarsdall recently stated, “Everybody wants evidence-based treatment until they get it.” So the bottom line is our controversies are likely to remain as there is little impetus to do otherwise.


Dr. John Kanyusik

Editor’s Note: John is the impetus behind the recent ABO Advocacy program.He finished placing advocates in every program in about one year while many believed would take several. He fools many people with his quiet and unassuming demeanor. However, beneath the quiet, low-key demeanor is a man with tremendous drive.We’ve benefited from his tireless work ethic whether as a Council Member, President, or member at large. He has been the impetus for getting things done for the College for the past 30 years. He is always ready to help without negatively expressed thoughts. A pleasure to converse, plan, implement, or complete an assignment with, regardless of the size he represents the keen inspired professional. John represents the finest in our profession and the information provided below does not adequately describe his level of commitment to the College. Thanks John for all you do!


ohn Kanyusik has been active in CDABO since receiving his board certification in 1984. His involvement began when he helped develop the early courses offered by the College to encourage ABO certification in 1985. He received his DDS from the University of Minnesota in 1970 and graduated from Minnesota’s Orthodontic program in 1972. Robert Isaacson was the program chair at that time and John and his classmates were greatly influenced by Dr. Isaacson’s strong leadership and commitment to evidence-based practice. Following his graduation, John served in the USAF in Tachikawa, Japan and was able to travel extensively in the Far East. As his time in Air Force neared completion, his future wife Carolyn suggested that they meet in Europe and travel before going back home. Together, they spent three months as travel bums. While serving in Japan, John was contacted by Drs. Powers and Germundson in Mankato, Minnesota and was offered a position, which he accepted in 1975. John and Carolyn have lived in Mankato since and

have raised their four children there. He currently practices with Drs. Wiemers, Swanson, and Vaubel at Southern Minnesota Orthodontics. Early in his career John found Drs. Jim Gjerset, Roger Fredsall, Bill Wallert, and others to be great mentors and examples in finding ways to give back to the orthodontic profession. John has served as President of his state and constituent orthodontic societies and on their boards as well. He has served on the MSO delegation to the AAO House since 2005, as chair on the AAO Council on Membership Ethics and Judicial Concerns, and on numerous AAO and AAOF committees. He also served as Staff Program Co-chair for the 2003 AAO meeting in Hawaii and as the general chair and scientific chair at numerous orthodontic meetings. In 1992, John was elected to the CDABO Council and served as CDABO President at the 2001 Sun Valley meeting. He continues to serve on the ABO/CDABO Resident Advocacy Committee as its co-chair and on the CDABO Foundation Board. John was ABO recertified in 2001 and has served as an ABO Phase III Examination Consultant since 2002.


kids (if they can make it.) He is excited to be a first-time grandfather in January. This quote from Dr. Kanyusik sums up his thinking about life, “We have been blessed with a wonderful profession where we can make such a positive impact on our patients’ lives. So many colleagues have been such great examples to me throughout my career in orthodontics. I am thankful for the many ways that they have given to our profession and for the encouragement that they have provided for me and for our colleagues.”


Since 2002, John has taught part-time in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Orthodontics. He says, “With Brent Larson’s superb leadership and the department’s excellent faculty it is an honor to part of the program.” John is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and has received service awards from the MAO, CDABO, and ABO. “Mankato has been wonderful to Carolyn and me,” he says. “I suggest you try and find ways to be a significant part of your community and to give back to those who live in your area.” John and Carolyn are involved in many Mankato organizations including ECHO, the area food shelf, Habitat of Humanity, YMCA, United Way, local trail projects, and their church. For several years John has been active with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an organization that places volunteers in schools where one can teach the local educators and then those educators can teach their students after the volunteer leaves. John has taught with HVO in Vietnam, Tanzania, Moldova, and Nicaragua. You may occasionally hear his voice as he currently is a reviewer on the AAO Oakstone literature reviews. For recreation John enjoys running, racquetball, reading, biking, and traveling with Carolyn and their

He adds, “I will share some advice that my daughter Kate gave me some years ago. I had mentioned to her that at some time I would like to look into teaching part-time at the University of Minnesota. She said, ‘Dad, you have talked about teaching for years. If you don't do it, you will regret not having tried.’ She was right. The opportunity to teach part-time has been so rewarding for me. And I find that teaching has enriched my life greatly. I enjoy the residents and staff so much and I find that they often teach me as much as I teach them. So, my suggestion for you today is to follow Kate's advice - find what you are interested in, gather your unique gifts, and use them in your special way to give back to this wonderful profession that has been so good to us.”

MARK YOUR CALENDARS 37thSummer Reunion The Ritz-Carlton, Avon, CO July 17-21, 2015 38th Summer Reunion Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC 2016

HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE’S AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM Dr. John Carter Dr. Carter has been the moving force behind the evolution and creation of the College’s logo, Lapel Pin and awards program duing his years as a member, councilor and past president. His knowledge of these give us a clear understanding and evolution of our College’s distinctive logo and awards. The notes concerning the College’s history on the design of the original pin and logo were sparse and incomplete. John has outlined this history that he obtained from the “Founding Fathers” to memorialize for all members. Thanks John!


he College logo was the result of combining the initials C,O, and D from the words “College of Diplomates” and the initials A,B, and O from “American Board of Orthodontics”. The circle “O” in our logo was used twice: once for the “O” in “of” and second for the “O” in “orthodontists”. The center of the “O” was filled with the letters A and B. The letters C and D were placed at either side of the “O”. The C on the left and the D on the right.

C AB D 1979-2009


After the letters were combined, the “O” was filled in with black to reverse out in white the letters A and B. The C and D were made thicker to match the thickness of the white “A & B” letters. The founding fathers also designated blue and gold as the colors of the College. Until 2002 the College pin was a large round blue and gold cloisonné pin. The College’s full name was placed around the outer rim with the logo in the center. The President received the same pin with a rocker added to the bottom edge that said “Past President.”


In 2002 Dr. John Carter proposed to the council that we should modernize our member pin to match the sophistication and the more professional look that the all gold ABO and AAOF lapel pins displayed. He also proposed to initiate a comprehensive recognition and awards program for the College that would reflect the prestige and honor of speakers presenting lectures at our College’s annual sessions and at the same time decrease the cost of making speakers’ plaques. These were the following proposals:

Speaker’s Medallion I.

Replace the speakers’ plaques with medallions with lanyards that would be presented to the speakers by placing them around their neck at our annual meeting at the conclusion of their presentation. The location and date of meeting, their name, and lecture title would be engraved on the back of each medal. The speaker’s medals would be silver in color with a blue and gold ribbon (the College’s colors). Inspiration for presenting medals was from the historical precedent from the early days in dentistry when continuing education was a presentation of scientific papers at a “Black Tie” event. The sponsoring society would award the speakers a ribbon with a medallion on the end of the ribbon that displayed the sponsoring society’s emblem on it at the conclusion of their presentation. One medallion could be made for one fourth the cost of a plaque and at the same time add prestige and ceremony to those who present at our College’s annual sessions. The medal’s central design would be the original founder’s logo surrounded by the full name of the College along the perimeter of the medal to keep the field open and clean around the logo to show it off.

16 Member Pin II.

The new member pin would be all “gold” to match the sophistication and clean design that was seen with both the ABO and AAOF pins. The full name of the College was dropped and the CDABO’s logo became the badge’s central bold design. The thick and thins of the logo were evened out to create a more solid design. The acronym for the College, CDABO, was placed in the spaces between the C and D at the bottom of the College logo. Following the ABO and AAOF’s leads, stones were added in the lower portion for the councilors and President. A blue stone was placed on the Councilor’s Pin. A diamond was added to the President’s Pin in the same location. New Councilors received their pins immediate following their swearing in ceremony. The President’s Pin with its diamond was presented, at the beginning of the new President’s term at the end of the second business meeting during the annual session meeting of the College.

President’s Plaque III.

The first presidential plaque was designed by Dr. John Carter in 2002. This award would properly reflect the years of service that each President gave to the College. This award’s shape was made round to make it unique among all other presidential awards in After awards in the specialty of orthodontics. This shape represented the first letter in the word “orthodontics”. The founder’s original logo was repeated as a design element on the cast bronze plate all around the perimeter. Also laser

etched in the bronze quarter inch plate was a description of the years of service and the President’s name. At the top of the bronze plate, a “gold” CDABO medal was screwed onto the brass plate. The brass plate with medallion was mounted on a walnut base. The final result was a fitting and richly symbolic Presidential award that would endure all time for each President. The gold medal was intended to be fixed to the plaque without a lanyard. The gold medal with a lanyard is only reserved for the College’s highest award-“the Founder’s Award”. This cost of this plaque was far less than the previous personal gifts the College had bought for Presidents in the past. We established this elegant award and a tradition with a savings to the College.

Special Awards IV.

Dr. Carter also proposed two special awards:The Merit Award and the Founder’s Award. They are not necessarily to be given on an annual basis. They would be awarded by the College only when a deserving individual was identified and approved by the Board. The Merit Award was to be a silver medallion on lanyard same as the speakers medallion except for the engraving on the back that would say,“Merit Award for going a ‘step beyond’”,along with the individual’s name, the date, and meeting location. This award was intended to honor any College member that had demonstrated significant voluntary contributions to promote the goals and ideals of the College over an extended period of time. Any member of the College was eligible for consideration. The nominee must go through a nomination phase and then approved by the entire CDABO Board. Recently, the Merit award was named after Dr. Samir Bishara in memory of his decades of service to the College as a Past President and Historian. To accommodate his picture on the award, we changed the format for this award from a medal and lanyard to a plaque with a silver medal attached alongside Dr. Bishara’s picture with a silver name plate that included the award’s name, the recipient’s name, and date. The second and highest award the College could present to any individual was to be the Founder’s Award. This is the only instance that a gold medal on a lanyard would be presented to anyone for an award. This award was presented to those members of the College that had demonstrated years of service and/or major contributions to the College. Recipients of this award could also be nominated for their contributions given to our profession that had cast a bright light on the College. This award is to be given sparingly and only for the most deserving individuals. The first Founder’s Awards were given to the “Founding Fathers of the College.”


The CDABO Recognition Pin 1979-2005 Blue and gold cloisonné round pin with a variation that had a “rocker” below it saying Past President” for former Presidents.

2005 The all gold pins were designed by Dr. John Carter using the original shape of the CDABO logo with “CDABO” in raised letters at the bottom of the pin between the C and D below the “O” in the logo * Variations of this pin were made to distinguish the Councilors and Presidents of the College with stones of different colors. A blue stone was added to the lower portion of the “B” in the pin for Councilors. A diamond was placed at the same location for the President’s pin.

2008 The all gold pin in the shape of the logo was morphed into an oval shape to accommodate the full spelling of the College’s name.“College of Diplomates” it was spelled out in full between the C and the D at the top of the logo along the “O.” “OF THE ABO” was placed below between the C and the D of the logo at the bottom of the “O”, where previously we placed the College’s acronym CDABO. This oval design would also match the more oval shape of the ABO lapel pin.


*The same variations of this pin with blue and diamond stones were continued with this design modification.

New registered trademarked logo

2009 This new oval pin design inspired the board to use this new oval shape of the pin with the College’s full name spelled out for their new logo. Dr. Carter drew a black and white version of this pin and it was adopted as the new official copyrighted logo of the College. This was the first and only change in the College’s logo since its beginning in 1979. (See logos above)

COLLEGE OF DIPLOMATES STATUS REPORT Dr. Paul E. Miller The CDABO recently held several events at the 2014 AAO Annual Session in New Orleans, LA. The CDABO prep course, Discrepancy Index, and Cast-Radiograph Evaluation for the ABO Clinical Exam, was well-attended. Michael Guess PCSO, Bruce Goldstein PCSO, Kenneth Hrechka MASO, Robert Vaught and Paul Sproul, SAO taught the courses. The CDABO held their annual Awards Luncheon and served 135 guests and included three award presentations. The best-treated case for the 2013 AJODO calendar year as judged by the College’s Executive Council under the direction of the interim AJODO editor, Dr. Dave Turpin, and then presented by the new editor, Dr. Rolf Behrents, to Dr. Sung-Hwan Choi.

Kristy & Dr. Paul Miller

A total of 56 orthodontic programs participated in the College’s Residents Case Display Program. All submitters deserve to be commended for their efforts.

THE BEST ORTHODONTIC RESIDENT CASE REPORT AWARD: First Place • Texas A&M University, Extraction Case-DI 47, Dr. Bryan Hsu and Dr. Ben Martin.

Second Place • The University of Iowa, Extraction Case-DI: 45, Dr. Thomas Bauer, Dr. Erin Bilbo, • Dr. Mary Beth Meier, Dr. Tyler Prestwich, and Dr. Cole Weaver.

Honorable Mention • • • • •

Medical University of South Carolina, Class II Case, DI 22, Dr. Josh Riling Louisiana State University; Class II, Div 1 Subdivision, DI 21, Dr. Merrill Irby (treatment), Dr. Marian Haroun (retention). St. Louis University; Class III, DI 36, Dr. Josh Bruce (treatment), Dr. Daniel Floyd, Dr. Ana Arruda, Dr. SomkamolVanichvantana, Dr. Andrew Foster.

ABO AWARDS • • • •

ABO directors presented the 2014 Earl & Wilma Shepard Distinguished Service Award to Ms. Prudence Yerkes, the 2014 O.B. Vaughan Special Recognition Award to Dr. Gus G. Sotiropoulos, and the 2014 Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence in Orthodontics to Dr. Vance Dykehouse.

Congratulations to all award winners at this year’s College luncheon at the AAO!




f you already have an account then congratulations! If not……then it’s time to create a YouTube account. Every single day 16.4 years of new video are uploaded to YouTube. You tube can be very helpful and time saving. Here’s a tip I’ve used for years when I need to quickly learn something new. TIP: Go to YouTube and you’ll likely find at least a dozen step by step videos to help. Need help with plumbing, yep, YouTube has videos. Want to know how to clean your retainers? Handle ortho emergencies? Yes, this can help educate, train and give consistent recommendations without confusion to your patients, staff or even referrals. So let’s get started. Creating a YouTube account is easy, free and fast. I originally wrote out a work sheet but, instead, below is a video link to create an account. The video is approximately 6 mins. To create a YouTube account submit a few bits of basic information then create a username and password. Finish the sign up sheet and click — you don’t even need to add your street address or phone number. YouTube doesn’t ask for a credit card or any other financial information. Remember, this is just to get started. But after completing you can start uploading your own videos!


Here is the video link to follow to create an account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydRGod6kGI Once you create your own account I would also recommend adding a google + and gmail account.

Sample Wallpaper for YouTube and Google + Accounts

The Council is currently reviewing a pilot program where members can have an advanced YouTube, Google + and gmail accounts and have eight videos uploaded and functioning. The first sample pilot video can be viewed at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZZoaduVBA

21 OTHER CHANNELS Finally, understand that several YouTube accounts can be utilized for different purposes. For example: An additional YouTube account can be created to keep separate types of video information. An account can be created for events or only for referring professionals. Another account can be utilized to house patient success stories. If you would like some information on the College’s pilot program or would like to participate then feel free to contact me at mbguess@aol.com.

This is the Application for residents in accredited programs to join the College.

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics 401 N. Lindbergh Blvd St. Louis, MO 63141

Student Membership Application Please type or print information Date: Student name for membership AAO Student Member Number (if applicable) Address City:



ZIP Code


Home Phone: Cell Phone: Fax: E-Mail: Dental School

Year of Graduation

Graduate Program

Year of Expected Graduation

Department Chair Where do you plan to practice upon graduation? When do you plan on taking your ICE (Initial Certification Exam)? Signature Please email or fax your completed application to TheCollege@aaortho.org or 314-993-6843

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