Information from the American Association of Orthodontists.Orthodontic CYBERjournal
Many articles and links.American Board of Orthodontics
The American Board of Orthodontics was founded in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. The American Board of Orthodontics was first established by Dr. Albert Ketcham and several colleagues who believed that the specialty of orthodontics should have a certifying body. The original objectives of the ABO were stated in the charter of incorporation "to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia; to familiarize the public with its aims and ideals; to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners."