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American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/October 2001 455
Rolf Behrents receives2001 Merit Award
Dr Rolf G. Behrents received the2001 Merit Award from the Foundationfor Orthodontic Education and Researchat its 44th annual meeting held recently in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr Behrents was citedfor career accomplishments as a distin-guished administrator, teacher, researcher,and clinician.
He was also awarded an honorarydoctoral degree (doctor honoris causa)from the University of Athens during anelegant ceremony in Greece on May 25,2001. The Rector of the University citedDr Behrents as a distinguished scientistin his field who, through his outstandingwork, has bestowed praise and credit onorthodontics and clinical dentistry. Thedegree was conferred to affirm the signif-icance and impact of his work in the sci-entific community.
Dr Behrents received a BA degreefrom St Olaf College (Northfield, Minn)in 1969. He obtained his dental trainingat Meharry Medical College in Nashville,Tenn, receiving his DDS in 1973. Hiscertification in orthodontics and MSdegree were awarded by Case WesternReserve University in Cleveland, Ohio,in 1975. He received a PhD degree in1984 from the University of Michigan forhis work at the Center for Human Growthand Development in Ann Arbor. He hasreceived several awards for his researchand service to his profession and spe-cialty, has authored and coauthorednumerous articles pertaining to clinicalorthodontics and facial growth, and haslectured extensively here and abroad. He served on the faculty of Case WesternReserve University from 1978 to 1984.He joined the faculty at the University ofTennessee College of Dentistry in 1984and served as Professor and Chair of theDepartment of Orthodontics until 1997.Presently, he is Professor and Chair ofthe Department of Orthodontics at Bay-lor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He isalso a Research Associate at the Bolton-
Brush Growth Study Center of CaseWestern Reserve University and theAssociate Director of the Center forCraniofacial Research at Baylor. He wasinducted into the American and the Inter-national Colleges of Dentists.
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CDABO announces newofficers, councilors, andexecutive director
The College of Diplomates of theAmerican Board of Orthodontics(CDABO) installed new officers and 2new councilors during its 23rd AnnualMeeting held July 21-25 in Sun Valley,Idaho.
The CDABO installed Dr George P.Rejebian of Binghamton, NY, as presi-dent; Dr Raymond George, Sr, of EastProvidence, RI, as president-elect; DrRoberto Justus of Mexico City, Mexico, assecretary; Dr John Carter of OverlandPark, Kan, as treasurer; Dr JackieBerkowitz of Gahanna, Ohio, as juniorcouncilor; and Dr Tucker Haltom of Albu-
querque, NM, as junior councilor. DrRichard Ridgley of Palo Alto, Calif, wasreelected to serve as senior councilor. DrRobert Nemeth of St Cloud, Minn, and DrThomas Skafidas of Atlanta, Ga, also con-tinue to serve on the CDABO Council.
Dr John Kanyusik of Mankato, Minn,was honored for his contributions aspresident and will continue on the boardas the immediate past president. Dr IrwinKolin served as the honorary chairman ofCDABO’s 23rd Annual Meeting inrecognition of his many years of serviceto the CDABO and his excellence in edit-ing the Diplomate.
Karen Seiler of Burmeister & Associ-ates, Inc, was introduced to members atthe Sun Valley Resort as the new execu-tive director to begin September 1, afterthe current executive director, Liz Mat-terson, retires.
Seiler will work with the other teammembers of Burmeister & Associates toservice more than 1800 CDABO mem-bers at its office near the AAO and ABOheadquarters in St Louis, Mo. Burmeister& Associates has been providing associa-tion management services for over 12years to a variety of clients, including theMidwestern Society of Orthodontists andthe Illinois Society of Orthodontists.
The CDABO promotes self-improve-ment and research for students, teachers,and practitioners of orthodontics; encour-ages qualified specialists in orthodonticsto pursue board certification; and edu-cates the dental profession and the publicabout the benefits of board certification.The CDABO represents over 1500board-certified practicing orthodontistsand nearly 300 retired board-certifiedorthodontists.
For additional information, contactthe CDABO by phone at 636-928-3700,by fax at 636-688-1650, by e-mail atorthosociet[email protected], or by mail at 6Woods Trail Ct, St Charles, MO 63303.
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