The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) House of Delegates recently elected David G. Sabott, DDS, of Brighton, Colo, to serve as a director of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).
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 the president. The ABO directors are responsible for establishing policy with regard to the board certification of specialists in orthodontics. Sabott, who represents the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, will become president of the ABO in 2021.
Sabott has been a diplomate of the ABO since 1998, and he recertified in 2002. He has served as a guest examiner for the ABO Clinical Examination several times. As an ABO director, he is serving on the ABO Clinical Examination Committee, the Legal Committee, and the History and Archives Committee.
Sabott practices orthodontics in Brighton, Colo, and is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, the Angle Southwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society, the Colorado State Orthodontic Society, and the Boulder County Dental Society. He is a member of the AAO and the ADA, and served on the AAO Council on Insurance and the AAO Council on Library Resources. Sabott is also a regent of the AAO Foundation. In 2009, Sabott received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.
Sabott earned his DDS from Creighton University in 1973, and his master’s degree in biological materials from Northwestern University in 1975. Sabott is dual trained in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He earned his orthodontic certificate from Northwestern University in 1997.