Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award

We were all attending AAO meeting 2019 this past weekend in Los Angeles Convention Center.  AAO meeting is the Annual Session of American Association of Orthodontists.   Dr. Michael Riolo (Dr. Chris Riolo’s father) received the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award.  This award was created by The American Board of Orthodontics in 1936 to commemorate the achievements of Dr. Albert H. Ketcham, one of the pioneers in the specialty of orthodontics who had dedicated himself to the improvement of orthodontics.  His commitment to the orthodontic specialty and research was exemplary.  Dr. Ketcham was the first president of the American Board of Orthodontics and remained a member of the board until he passed away.  The award was meant to inspire advancement of orthodontics.   It is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the science and art of orthodontics.  The first recipient was Dr. John V. Mershon in 1937.  Traditionally, ” The remarks in accepting the Award were very brief but of great significance.” as mentioned in an article published in the American Journal of Orthodontics (1957) .  Congratulations to Dr. Michael Riolo on being the recipient of 2019 Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award! Dr. Mike was a former ABO president and member of the American Board of Directors.  He has made numerous contributions to the orthodontic specialty, education, and research.  We are very proud of him!

Dr. Mike Riolo standing with the American Board of Orthodontics as he is receiving Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award and giving his speech
Dr. Mike Riolo with his family of orthodontists (Drs. Chris Riolo, Burcu Bayirli, Greg Scott and Jon Scott) after he receives his award

Past recipients of Ketcham Award are:

2018 – Birte Melsen
2017 – Sheldon Peck
2016 – W. Eugene Roberts
2015 – David L. Turpin

2014 – John S. Casko
2013 – Thomas J. Cangialosi
2012 – Lee W. Graber
2011 – Vincent G. Kokich
2010 – James L. Vaden
2009 – Katherine W. Vig
2008 – James A. McNamara, Jr.
2007 – Bjorn U. Zachrisson
2006 – Herbert A. Klontz
2005 – William R. Proffit
2004 – Anthony A. Gianelly
2003 – Donald R. Joondeph
2002 – O.B. Vaughan
2002 – Robert J. Isaacson
2001 – Paul Louis Tessier
2001 – Lysle E. Johnston
2000 – Jack G. Dale
1999 – Charles J. Burstone
1999 – Dale B. Wade
1998 – Fujio Miura
1998 – Lennart A.T. Weislander
1997 – Lloyd E. Pearson
1996 – Samuel Pruzansky
1996 – J. Daniel Subtelny
1995 – Rolf Frankel
1994 – Arthur A. Dugoni
1994 – Harry L. Dougherty
1993 – Sten Linder-Aronson
1992 – Wilbur J. Prezzano
1991 – Robert E. Gaylord
1990 – Donald G. Woodside
1989 – L. Levern Merrifield
1988 – Robert E. Moyers
1987 – Brainerd F. Swain
1986 – James E. Brophy
1986 – Paul D. Lewis
1985 – John R. Thompson
1984 – Raymond C. Thurow
1983 – Richard A. Riedel
1983 – Joseph R. Jarabak
1982 – Frederick T. West
1982 – Fred F. Schudy
1981 – Reed A. Holdaway
1980 – Eugene E. West
1980 – Faustin N. Weber
1979 – Earl E. Shepard
1978 – Arthur B. Lewis
1977 – P. Raymond Begg
1977 – Conraad F. A. Moorrees
1976 – Kaare Reitan
1975 – T. M. Graber
1975 – Robert M. Ricketts
1974 – Herbert I. Margolis
1973 – Alton W. Moore
1973 – Arne Bjork
1972 – B. F. Dewel
1971 – Frank P. Bowyer
1970 – Herbert K. Cooper
1970 – Silas J. Kloehn
1969 – Wilton Marion Krogman
1969 – Lowrie J. Porter
1968 – George W. Hahn
1968 – Cecil C. Steiner
1967 – Harry Sicher
1966 – William R. Humphrey
1966 – Jacob A. Salzmann
1965 – Wendell L. Wylie
1965 – George M. Anderson
1964 – Philip E. Adams
1964 – Andrew F. Jackson
1963 – Hays N. Nance
1962 – C. Edward Martinek
1962 – Charles B. Bolton
1961 – William B. Downs
1960 – Charles H. Tweed
1960 – Sheldon Friel
1959 – Robert H. W. Strang
1959 – Allan G. Brodie
1958 – H. D. Pollock Sr.
1958 – Joseph D. Eby
1957 – Oren A. Oliver
1956 – Leuman M. Waugh
1955 – Joseph E. Johnson
1954 – Charles R. Baker
1953 – Spencer R. Atkinson
1952 – James D. McCoy
1951 – Benno E. Lischer
1949 – William King Gregory
1948 – Clinton C. Howard
1946 – Raymond C. Willett
1944 – B. Holly Broadbent
1942 – Harry E. Kelsey
1941 – Frederick By Noyes
1940 – George Wellington Grieve
1939 – Milo Hellman
1938 – Alfred Paul Rogers
1937 – John Valentine Mershon

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