The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), has installed Barry Briss, DDS, of Boston, as president. He replaces immediate past president Jeryl English, DDS, MS.

The other officers of the ABO are Scott Jamieson, DDS, MS, of Marquette, Mich, who has been installed as president-elect; and Marvin Kastrop, DDS, MS, of Billings, Mont, who is the new secretary/treasurer.

The ABO has eight directors, each of whom represents one of the AAO constituent societies and serves an 8-year term, which culminates in the position of the president. During his tenure as an ABO director, Briss has represented the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO).

Briss (pictured) said, “Serving on the Board has provided me with the unique and special opportunity to make a difference in this wonderful specialty and to carry on the legacy of those who preceded me on the Board. In the coming year, I hope that we will be able to create a cultural shift in the orthodontic community to the extent that all residents will seek Board certification upon graduation from an ADA-accredited graduate orthodontic program.”

Briss served as a dentist in the US Navy Reserve before earning his certificate in orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston in 1970. He has held faculty positions in the school’s Department of Orthodontics since then. Currently, he is a professor and chairman of the postdoctoral orthodontic program at Tufts. He has been chairman of the department since 1998. He also maintained a private orthodontic practice in the Boston area for 36 years.