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Robert Murray Ricketts, DDS, MS
Bob Ricketts was born in Kokomo, Ind, on May 5, 1920.
He graduated with honors from Indiana School of Dentistry in
1945. After graduation, he served as LTJG in the Navy Dental
Corps from 1945-47. In 1950, he received his Master’s Degree
in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois Graduate
School. Upon graduation, he immediately began the ABO certification process and is a Diplomate of the American Board of
Orthodontics. He has always been an outstanding teacher.
Dr Ricketts received the Albert H. Ketcham award from the
ABO in 1975, was chosen to present the John Mershon Lecture
during the annual session of the American Association of
Orthodontists in 1976, and was selected for the Associated
Journals of Europe Award in 1983. He has received many additional honors worldwide and continues his research and teaching in many disciplines on the university level throughout the
world. He presented the Joe Peak Honor lecture during the
Southwestern Society of Orthodontics annual session in 1999.
His main interests are growth, structural variation of the
face and jaws, arthritis of the jaw joint, cleft palate diagnosis,
and orthodontic treatment from surgical, orthopedic, and prosthetic protocols. He helped develop many contemporary equipment mechanisms currently used internationally in orthodontics
and continues to conduct several educational seminars annually.
In 1981, he founded the American Institute for
Bioprogressive Education. He has conducted computer
research since 1964 and is presently Vice President and
Director of Research for Rocky Mountain Data Systems. His
research and experiences at the university as well as his private orthodontic practice continue to bring forth discoveries
and innovative advances in orthodontics. Since 1971, he has
served as a visiting professor at Loma Linda University
School of Dentistry. In addition, he is Clinical Professor of
Orthodontics at the University of Illinois and the University
of Texas, and Clinical Professor of Occlusion at the
University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Dr Ricketts has always been a prolific author and lecturer. Many orthodontic study groups throughout the world bear
his name. He continues to publish his writings on CranioFacial Orthopedics (3 volumes that include 9 books). His per-
Robert Murray Ricketts
sonal narrative, The Reappearing American, was published in
1993. Currently, his latest publications include 10 manuals
for use in the practice of orthodontics.
He is an active or honorary member of 17 professional
societies, and in 1996 was selected by the Pacific Coast
Society of Orthodontists to be their Annual Session Honoree.
He resides in Scottsdale, Ariz, and continues his research in
the fields of biologic and physical sciences.
Through his prolific and dynamic lectures and publications, he has opened new vistas in orthodontics. His work is a
tour de force in dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and medicine. Patients and practitioners all over the world continue to
benefit from his untiring efforts. What a role model for the
new millennium!
William F. Stutts, DDS
Dallas, Tex
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/February 2000