Monday, July 7, 2008

Dr. DeLeon Named American Board of Orthodontics Director

Dr. Eladio DeLeon Jr., Goldstein Chair of the Department of Orthodontics in the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, has been selected to represent the Southern Association of Orthodontists as a director of the American Board of Orthodontics.

The board is managed by eight directors, one from each region that comprises the constituent organizations of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. DeLeon will serve an eight-year term and become the board president in May 2015. He serves on the board's Written Examination and Technology Committees and is a liaison to its College of Diplomates.

Dr. DeLeon joined the faculty in 1998 after 22 years of service in the U.S. Army Dental Activity. At MCG, he also serves as director of the graduate orthodontic program and consultant on the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team.

In 2001, he received the Advancement of the Dental Profession Award from the Georgia Section of the American College of Dentists. While serving in the Army, he received two Army Commendation Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals and the Legion of Merit Medal.

Dr. DeLeon is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and Licensure and Commission on Dental Accreditation.

After earning his dental degree from the University of Kentucky, he completed a one-year general dentistry residency at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. He completed an orthodontics residency and earned a master's degree in oral biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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