P. Emile Rossouw, BChD (Dent), BChD-Hons (Child Dent); MChD (Ortho), PhD, FRCD(C), chair and program director of Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, has been elected to the American Board of Orthodontics.
Comprised of only eight members-one for each American Association of Orthodontists constituent--the American Board of Orthodontics is the global leader in orthodontic board certification and sets the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
The election process starts in each constituent, where several qualified candidates are selected for initial screenings. From there, only a few of these candidates are invited for interviews with the current ABO Board before the election.
Successful candidates are experienced clinicians who are ABO certified and who have made valuable contributions to the profession through education, research and other service on a local, regional and national level.
Dr. Rossouw is American Board of Orthodontics certified, and has contributed more than 150 publications to the dental literature, including scientific articles, chapters in books and abstracts. Dr. Rossouw has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a member of many associations and societies, among them the well-respected Tweed Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, where he has served as clinical instructor. Throughout his 30+ year career, he has held several leadership roles in academics all over the world, including his native South Africa, Toronto, Canada, Dallas, Texas, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
During his eight-year term as an ABO Board member that begins May 1, Dr. Rossouw will serve on a number of committees that address policies, examination management, questions preparation, among many other issues.
“Being elected as a Board member to one of the leading orthodontic organizations is no doubt a highlight of my career and a wonderful opportunity to serve the orthodontic profession,” said Dr. Rossouw.