The American Board of Orthodontists (ABO) installed a number of new officers at its annual ABO President’s Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in New Orleans. Paul Castelein (pictured), DDS, MS, was installed as ABO president, while Eladio DeLeon, Jr, DMD, MS, of Augusta, Ga, was installed as president-elect, Steven Dugoni, DMD, MSD, of South San Francisco, Calif, as secretary-treasurer, and Marvin Kastrop, DDS, of Billings, Mont, as immediate past president.
Castelein earned his DDS from Loyola University in 1966 and then served in the US Navy, attached to the US Marine Corps, for 2 years. After his military service, Castelein spent 2 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. He has been board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics for 26 years.
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. He also served as a director to the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists from 1992 to 1995.
Meanwhile, DeLeon is the Goldstein Chair of Orthodontics and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Georgia Regents University-Augusta. He serves as chair of the ABO Written Examination Committee and is a member of the ABO Technology Committee. In addition, he is the ABO liaison to the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program, and the AAO New and Younger Member Committee.
DeLeon earned his DMD from the University of Kentucky in 1976 and later specialized in orthodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, from which he earned his master’s degree in oral biology in 1985. He served in the US Army from 1976 to 1998.
Dugoni, who has been in private practice since 1981, received his dental degree from Tufts University and his master’s degree in orthodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has been board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics for 25 years.
In addition to Dugoni’s commitment to his practice, he has also taught at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for more than 30 years. Currently, he is an adjunct clinical professor and director of the Mixed Dentition Clinic in the Department of Orthodontics.
As an active member of the orthodontic community, Dugoni is affiliated with several professional associations. He is a past president of Angle Northern California, a component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists; the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO); and the San Mateo County Dental Society. In 2012, the PCSO presented him with its Award of Merit.
Dugoni is a published author of articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Journal of the California Dental Association, and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin. He has lectured on orthodontic care both locally and nationally.
Kastrop earned his DDS from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1968 and pursued his postdoctoral education in orthodontics at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston (UTDB). He earned his master’s degree from UTDB in 1973. Kastrop has maintained a private orthodontic practice in Billings since 1973. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists; a diplomate of the ABO; and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the AAO, the RMSO, the Montana State Orthodontic Society, the Ninth District Dental Society, and the Angle Southwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, among other organizations. He is a past president of the RMSO, the Montana State Orthodontic Society, and the Ninth District Dental Society. He has been involved with the Montana Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped since 2002. He is a member of the Billings West Rotary and served on the Youth Court Conference Committee.
Each ABO director represents one of the eight constituent organizations of the AAO and serves an 8-year term, which culminates in the position of 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, Castelein has represented the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, while DeLeon has represented the Southern Association of Orthodontists; Dugoni, the PCSO; and Kastrop, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.