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Ortho faculty lead meeting

HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry faculty members figured prominently in the 38th international biennial meeting of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists Nov. 5-9 in San Antonio.

As president of the Angle Society, Dr. Jimmy C. Boley ’63, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics, played a pivotal role in organizing and presiding over the meeting after selecting its location.
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“This is the first time the meeting has been held in the Lone Star State, and we enjoyed giving our members a taste of the Southwest while providing vital learning opportunities through four days of scientific sessions,” says Boley. “The meeting was an outstanding success with doctors from nine different countries joining their American colleagues for continuing education.”

Dr. Peter H. Buschang, professor and director of orthodontic research, was selected for honorary membership in the Angle Society, an honor bestowed on only seven individuals since the society’s founding in 1931 (see story in honors and awards).

Buschang presented the distinguished Angle Memorial Lecture, “Orthopedic changes of growing hyperdivergent retrognathic patients using miniscrew implants,” with orthodontic graduate Dr. Roberto Carrillo ’05. Carrillo now teaches and practices orthodontics in Monterrey, Mexico, and is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical sciences at HSC-BCD.

Dr. Wick Alexander, clinical professor of orthodontics, served as general chair of the meeting. Dr. P. Emile Rossouw, professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics, served as a discusser for a paper presented during the scientific session.

Alumnus Dr. Marvin Stephens ’71, ’73 assisted as the current president of the Angle Society’s Southwest Component. Other alumni such as Dr. Ed Owens ’70, ’73, Dr. Shannon Owens ’02, ’04 and Dr. Larry Tadlock ’84 provided leadership roles in the program, audiovisual support and entertainment.

Orthodontics meetingDr. Phillip M. Campbell ’71, ’73, Gaylord Chair and director of the graduate orthodontic clinic, was one of three meeting honorees selected for this biennium. Campbell is treasurer of the Angle Society Foundation and is an ex officio member of the board. He is a past president of the Southwest Component.

The other HSC-BCD graduate honoree was Dr. James Reynolds ’43. He is past president of the American Association of Orthodontists, a founder and past president of the Southwest Component of the Angle Society and a recipient of the Martin Dewey Award from the Southwest Society of Orthodontists, among many other honors and achievements.

The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists currently has more than 660 members, which constitute approximately 5 percent of North American orthodontists, plus more than 70 orthodontists from other countries.

Named in honor of Angle, “the father of orthodontics,” the society is dedicated to his ideals of perfection and integrity. Membership is by invitation. “It is a working society,” says Boley, and invitees earn and maintain membership by meeting specified requirements that vary somewhat from component to component. The guiding principles, Boley says, are to demonstrate clinical excellence and to participate in research that benefits patients and the science of orthodontics.

The society’s 2011 biennial meeting will be held in Charleston, S.C., and hosted by the Angle Society’s North Atlantic Component. Angle Southwest will host its next component meeting in Kyoto, Japan, in October 2010.

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