The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) installed Dr. Paul Castelein, an orthodontist who practices in Princeton, as president on April 29.
The ABO is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Board certification is a process by which an individual orthodontist is voluntarily examined by his/her peers as to orthodontic knowledge and clinical skills. The passage of the examination process is a demonstration to the dental profession and the general public of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.Each ABO director represents one of the eight constituent organizations of the AAO and serves an eight-year term, which culminates in the position of the president. The ABO directors are responsible for establishing policy with regard to the board certification of specialists in orthodontics. During his tenure as an ABO director, Dr. Castelein has represented the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists.
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 American Dental Association, the Illinois Valley Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, 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. He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.