Welcome to the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics!

The College is an organization of orthodontists who are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. College membership is open to any board-certified orthodontist.

The purpose of the College is to encourage, support and facilitate the process of board certification for orthodontists. The College also sponsors continuing education and lectures for its members.

A Message from the President – Dr. Robert Vaught

Although the 2021 Annual Meeting has been cancelled due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, my wife Kathy and I are still looking forward to welcoming you to our home town of Savannah when the College returns to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa for the 2024 Annual Meeting.Dr. Vaughn

I want to personally thank our 2021 Annual Meeting Scientific Chair Dr. Jae Hyun Park for putting together an excellent program and these award winners for their gracious flexibility with continued delays in being recognized:
Dr. Lee Graber - 2020 Award of Merit
Dr. Robert Moss - 2021 Founders Award
Dr. Allen Moffitt - 2021 Award of Merit

We also congratulate the 2021 CDABO Case Report of the Year Award winners Drs. Min-Su Kim, Sung-Hoon Lim, Seo-Rin Jeong, and Jae Hyun Park (published in AJO-DO June 2020).

In the meantime, please reserve your calendar for the next College Annual Meeting scheduled to be held July 22 - 25, 2022 at the luxurious Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, California. We look forward to seeing you there!



To promote and support the pursuit of enhanced quality of care through the process of ABO certification, re‐certification, and continuing education.

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Read the latest press releases and Diplomate newsletter, as well as older newsletters from our archives, on our News page.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

    2021 Annual Member Business Meeting
    July 14, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. CST
    Email for audio conference call information.
  • Prep Course
    October 9, 2021
    Charlotte, NC w SAO Annual Session
  • Prep Course
    May 2022
    Miami, FL w AAO Annual Session
  • 2022 Annual Meeting & Prep Course
    July 22 - 25, 2022
    Sonoma, California
  • 2023 Annual Meeting
    July 14 - 17, 2023
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • 2024 Annual Meeting
    March 8 - 11, 2024
    Savannah, Georgia

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About the College

The College of Diplomates is an organization of over 1,900 active and retired members. Membership is open to orthodontic specialists who are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

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College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

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