The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) installed Dr. Paul Castelein, an orthodontist from Princeton, as president-elect May 7 during the ABO President’s Dinner. This event was held in conjunction with the 2013 annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Philadelphia, Pa.
Castelein earned his D.D.S. from Loyola University in 1966 and then served in the U.S. Navy, attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, for two years. After his military service, Castelein spent two years teaching clinical dentistry and then pursued his postdoctoral education in orthodontics at Northwestern University, earning his master’s degree in 1972. Castelein has maintained a private orthodontic practice in Princeton since 1972. He is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa.
“Orthodontics has been my passion since finishing my orthodontic residency,” Castelein said. “Becoming board certified was a process I began when I started my orthodontic practice in Princeton. There were several board-certified orthodontic faculty members at Northwestern University who encouraged board certification to each of the residents and encouraged me to become board certified. Serving as a director to the American Board of Orthodontics has been a life-changing experience and the highlight of my career.”
Castelein is a past president of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, the Angle Midwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and the Illinois Valley Dental Society. Castelein also served as a director to the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists from 1992 to 1995.
He is a member of the AAO, a diplomat of the ABO, a member of the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.