Thomas J. Cangialosi, DDS, FACD

Dr. Cangialosi, a Past President of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Rutgers University, School of Dental Medicine. Prior to this appointment in 2012, he served as the Leuman M. Waugh Professor of Orthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he was the Chair of the Section of Growth and Development and Director of the Division of Orthodontics. 

During his time at Columbia University, Dr. Cangialosi also held several administrative appointments. From 1989 to 2003, he was the associate dean for advanced and postdoctoral education. Prior to that, Dr. Cangialosi served as the associate dean for students/postdoctoral education and the assistant dean for student affairs and admissions. From 1988 to 2003, he served as a co-director of the New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center. 

Dr. Cangialosi has been a diplomate of the ABO since 1986. He completed his voluntary recertification in 1999. In 1996, he began his eight-year term as a director for the ABO, where he represented the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. He served as president of the ABO from 2003 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been an examiner for the ABO Clinical Examination. He is also a consultant to and a member of the ABO Written Examination Committee.

Dr. Cangialosi is also the author of 55 publications in refereed journals, more than 50 abstracts, five book chapters and six teaching manuals. He is the co-editor of the text book Essentials for Orthodontic Practice (third edition). He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Cangialosi is a member of the Angle East Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, from which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He has also been active in both the AAO and the American Dental Association. In the past, he has served as a delegate to the AAO House of Delegates and as a member of the AAO Council on Orthodontic Education, which he chaired for three years. He also has represented the specialty of orthodontics as its commissioner on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Cangialosi earned his D.D.S. degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1959. From 1959 to 1961, he served on active duty, as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. He then served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1961 to 1974. In 1975, he earned his certificate of Advanced Education in orthodontics at Columbia University.

Last updated May 10, 2021