The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) awarded the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, its highest honor, to W. Eugene Roberts, DDS, PhD, of Indianapolis, Ind, at its recent Excellence in Orthodontics Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the 2016 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session, in Orlando, Fla.
The Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award was created in 1936 to commemorate the achievements of Dr Albert H. Ketchum, one of the pioneers in the specialty of orthodontics. The ABO awards this honor annually to an individual who, in the judgment of the award committee, has made a notable contribution to the science and art of orthodontics.
Roberts is professor emeritus of orthodontics at Indiana University, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology (Indianapolis), and visiting professor of orthodontics at Loma Linda University. In addition, he regularly teaches bone physiology and biomechanics at Saint Louis University and the University of Melbourne. He has published 98 refereed articles, 139 invited papers and case reports, 38 textbook chapters, five electronic texts, 14 journal editorials, and four continuing-education courses with outcomes assessments. Currently, he serves as a lecturer, mock board examiner, external appraiser, and consultant in research and technology with a focus on bone physiology and biomechanics.
Roberts received his dental degree from Creighton University, a doctorate in anatomy (bone physiology) from the University of Utah, and clinical certification in orthodontics from the University of Connecticut. His career distinctions include his fellowship in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, as well as his certification (1987) and recertification (2002) by the ABO. He is also a member of Angle Midwest, a component organization of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Roberts served on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO), and he represented the GLAO on the AAO Foundation (AAOF) Board of Directors. He is currently the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Orthodontics & Implantology and consultant editor for Current Osteoporosis Reports.